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Is the DR generally cheaper than Mexico?


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#1 McCheng

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    Posted 21 May 2008 - 04:08 PM

    Hi,

    I'm trying to decide between the DR and Mexico. Have people found that the DR is generally cheaper? It seems to be what I am finding.

    thanks,
    martha

    #2 Jenleopard

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      Posted 21 May 2008 - 04:14 PM

      That has been my experience! I was looking at prices for Dreams in Cancun and they were more than the prices I was quoted in the DR.

      #3 rodent

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        Posted 21 May 2008 - 04:42 PM

        For me (looking at flights out of houston) Riviera Maya was cheaper. I used funjet.com just to scan packages & get an idea how much stuff costs. This was last summer though.

        #4 twinkletoes

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          Posted 21 May 2008 - 07:23 PM

          I would think one factor that would determine prices would be what airport you and your guests would be flying out of. So u may want to think about that when comparing prices as well. Also compare the value of what each wedding package offers as well.
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          #5 EricaG

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            Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:04 PM

            When looking at the cost of the resorts, also check on the wedding packages and what they include. I am getting married at the Palladium in DR and there are no extra charges for more than 10 people. The Palladium in RM charges per person after 10 guests, or each guest has to give up an a la carte for the reception. I have heard of this in several RM resorts, but not in DR, but I haven't checked all the resorts either. Just check that stuff out too before booking.
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            #6 McCheng

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              Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:19 AM

              Thanks all! I'll investigate your suggestions.

              #7 FYB87

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                Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:41 AM

                It does depend on your airport. Because that is what I am going through now. I prefer the D.R. However, we have family coming from California, TX and Louisiana which makes Mexico cheaper. But, for our families in other places the D.R. is cheaper.

                #8 TA Dina

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                  Posted 23 May 2008 - 10:08 PM

                  Airfare is definately the biggest factor in the price differences you'll find. It really depends on what is in your area going to each location.

                  Both areas have several large chain resorts and pretty much all of them offer a good value for what you'll pay. It really depends on what you're looking for for your group.

                  One thing about DR is that all the resorts are all inclusive and there really is nothing outside the resort areas to explore or spend money on. The resorts offer enough activities/attractions to keep guests busy. Unlike RM that has alot more in the way of tours, dining etc outside the walls of the resorts.




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