We are on a relatively tight budget and want to get the best possible holiday in either Puerto Plata or Cabarate for the least money without sacrificing our enjoyment. We are trying to estimate the costs associated with staying in a small hotel or apartment in Cabarate versus an All Inclusive there or closer to Puerto Plata. Could someone who has been there give us an idea of some of the following costs:
Beer in Bar (and in supermarket)?
Mojito in bar/cafe
Lunch or dinner in a modest but decent restaurant?
Food prices in supermarket - how do they compare with US, Canada and Europe?
Any costs associated with going to the beach?
Are excursions and/or tours similarly priced to those from Puerto Plata resorts?
Anything I am forgetting?
Also, are we likely to get constantly hassled by vendors etc.
Would it be a good choice versus the AI in Puerto Plata?