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Punta Cana

How much does it cost to travel to Punta Cana?

Average Daily Travel Cost
(per person)
RD$ 7,111.70
Accommodation1 RD$ 4,724.12
Food2 RD$ 1,841.65
Water2 RD$ 0.00
Local Transportation1 RD$ 317.47
Entertainment1 RD$ 1,472.78
Communication2 RD$ 0.00
Tips and Handouts1 RD$ 50.00
Souvenirs1 RD$ 0.00
Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1 RD$ 0.00
Alcohol2 RD$ 504.05



Travel Tips

Shopping Locally

By backpackguru on Oct 31, 2011 in Souvenirs
Make sure you spend the remainder of your Dominican pesos. It is next to impossible to convert your pesos back to US dollars or Euros.

There are many locally owned shops that line the beach front around Punta Cana. It can feel a little pushy if you go shopping outside of the resort complex, but it's still a fun experience to have. You have to approach the experience in a lighthearted, good humored fashion. You definitely have to barter and expect the initial offers to be ridiculously high. Negotiate hard, but keep good spirits about it. Remember that it's all part of the fun, and if you keep a smile on your face, the shopkeeper will probably keep the negotiating light as well.

Santo Domingo

Average Daily Travel Cost
(per person)
RD$ 3,876.84
Accommodation1 RD$ 2,056.53
Food2 RD$ 1,529.05
Water2 RD$ 0.00
Local Transportation1 RD$ 227.71
Entertainment1 RD$ 709.61
Communication2 RD$ 0.00
Tips and Handouts1 RD$ 0.00
Souvenirs1 RD$ 0.00
Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1 RD$ 0.00
Alcohol2 RD$ 374.64

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

Average Daily Travel Cost
(per person)
RD$ 9,910.53
Accommodation1 RD$ 7,019.11
Food2 RD$ 2,166.34
Water2 RD$ 0.00
Local Transportation1 RD$ 447.69
Entertainment1 RD$ 2,004.97
Communication2 RD$ 0.00
Tips and Handouts1 RD$ 0.00
Souvenirs1 RD$ 0.00
Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1 RD$ 0.00
Alcohol2 RD$ 657.21



Travel Tips

Traveling Around Puerto Plata

By backpackguru on Oct 31, 2011 in Local Transportation
There are several ways to travel around Puerto Plata. The most expensive, but arguably the most convenient are taxis. If you're going to travel about a lot though, it's worth figuring out the bus system because it's easy and much cheaper. Guagua are minivans that hold about eight people but can be crammed full of many more. They go everywhere and are commonly used because they are cheap, but can be confusing and stop often. You will likely have to negotiate the fee.
  • 1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
  • 2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis. For example, the Food daily average is for all meals for an entire day.

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