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Old 02-17-2012, 03:24 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I thought we are in a recession? no? I just got back from a 5 day trip to Cabo and was astonished to see how expensive the restaurants are there...about 20-30% more expensive than here in the US. Eating breakfast/lunch/dinner/a few drinks out can easily top $100/day! Seems overpriced for what is essentially a 2nd world country. The Dominican Republic was a hell of a lot cheaper!
The rest of the world doesn't care if the US is in a recession.
You do know that Cabo is in another country.

It's called the free market.
They can charge it and you'll pay it or not.
No one forces you to holiday in a place that you don't want to go.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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I thought we are in a recession? no? I just got back from a 5 day trip to Cabo and was astonished to see how expensive the restaurants are there...about 20-30% more expensive than here in the US. Eating breakfast/lunch/dinner/a few drinks out can easily top $100/day! Seems overpriced for what is essentially a 2nd world country. The Dominican Republic was a hell of a lot cheaper!
Cabo has always been expensive, in comparison to the rest of Mexico and even in comparison to what we pay at many places in the USA. It's currently a magnet for travelers who want to get away for a few days, to Mexico, but who are unsettled by the war, terrorism and violence in many other parts of the country. Cabo is also isolated, in comparison to many other destinations in Mexico and, therefore, the cost of getting supplies there is more expensive. The federal government developed that area and has successfully marketed it to a more affluent segment of the travel market.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I thought we are in a recession? no? I just got back from a 5 day trip to Cabo and was astonished to see how expensive the restaurants are there...about 20-30% more expensive than here in the US. Eating breakfast/lunch/dinner/a few drinks out can easily top $100/day! Seems overpriced for what is essentially a 2nd world country. The Dominican Republic was a hell of a lot cheaper!
Two word answer: ricos gringos.
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