Ok, so this doesn’t pertain to the East Coast area of the DR in particular, but this is the only area of the country that I have traveled to in the past.
So why are the “taxes” so high to this country? It can be close to $400 per person, and as a result I have not been back for years. Just the taxes alone are about 75% of what I can book to Cuba for example. And even if I find a deal, the taxes almost double the cost.
I really love this country and area to visit, and returned many times in the past, but now the cost is a issue.
I know taxes to Mexico are creeping up as well, but still not as high as here.
Any thoughts or inside knowledge or rational behind this???