I am presently in Santo Domingo. I also need to know if I can take a cash advance with my credit card.Fee's has gone up just last Month. In pesos I think its now 140 for each transaction, but a bank like BHD was charging 200 pesos just a few Years ago, all are different. Also,your bank will also charge you unless they state otherwise for not using their ATM..Over all I pay a good 7 bucks US for every transaction..The max I can withdraw is 30,000 Pesos in increments of 10,000 being 3 transactions. And you need to find an ATM that allows 10,000 since quite a few will stop you at 4,000 pesos...No idea of your location, so I can't suggest a ATM location for you..
However, you ca walk into any bank with proof of who you are and take what you want with whatever fee they may charge. I did that a few times when I first came here in 2007, was not much of a fee at all, just don't recall the amount so you know it was low or I would have remembered it for sure. If you can tell us your location it would help to direct you to a few ATMS in your area since many members here do the same..
Is it easier to take a cash advance with my credit card?My US bank defaults to $300 max a day. But you can call your US bank and have them raise the limit.
Western union is fast if someone will send you money. I think it is best to send dollars via western union and not pesos. Then change at western union.