ATMs can be found throughout the DR. Credit and debit cards widely accepted in cities and tourism-related businesses.
A shock to many first-timers, most restaurants add a whopping 28% (ITBIS of 18% and an automatic 10% service charge) to every bill. Menus don't always indicate whether prices include the tax and tip.
Hotels A 10% service charge is often automatically included; however, a US$1 to US$2 per night gratuity left for cleaning staff is worth considering.
Taxis Typically, you can round up or give a little extra change.
Tours You should also tip tour guides, some of whom earn no other salary.
Restaurants Tipping generally not expected since 10% automatically added to total. If especially impressed, you can add whatever else you feel is deserved.