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Cheap place to buy booze in PC?

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Oakville, Ontario
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Cheap place to buy booze in PC?

The only time that we purchase alcohol is when we can buy it cheap (in Canada, the prices are obscene). Last time we went on vacation, in Manzanillo, Mexico, we went to the Walmart out there and were able to buy Bacardi, Courvoisier, Khaluah, etc. really cheap (i.e. $14-$18 a bottle). Is there anywhere out there we can purchase booze similarly cheap? Is there a decent selection of international liquors?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Cheap place to buy booze in PC?

For Rum anyway, a grocery store.

Erieau, Canada
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2. Re: Cheap place to buy booze in PC?

Terminal 2 PUJ airport upstairs has some decent prices finally, rums etc, still best to hit a super mercado.

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3. Re: Cheap place to buy booze in PC?

Totally agree that a grocery store is the way to go. Airport, souvenir shops, etc. will charge double or more.

Depending on where you are staying, try Supermercado Amalia, Supermercado Estrella, Supermercado Caribe.

For example, a bottle of Brugal Anejo dark rum was 325 pesos, or a little over $9. White rums are less. Note that the only real cheap liquor you will get are Dominican brands. Foreign made brands will be much more expensive (as there are large import taxes) and not that much of a bargain.

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4. Re: Cheap place to buy booze in PC?

I agree with the above posters. We saved a s mall fortune by grabbing our booze and coffer from the SUPERMERCADO CARIBE. Well worth the stop!

Oakville, Ontario
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5. Re: Cheap place to buy booze in PC?

How far is this store from the RIU complex?

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6. Re: Cheap place to buy booze in PC?

About a 10 minute cab ride, thus factor in an additional $30 round trip when thinking you got a deal! If you are off the resort for more than a trip to the supermercado, then perhaps you will save, but if just going with that in mind...you will find the prices on resort to be competative with the combined taxi/rum price.

Cheers

PCMike

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7. Re: Cheap place to buy booze in PC?

On the Boca de Yuma trip with PC Mike we stopped at the Supermercado Higueyano in Higuey and got great prices.

2 X 1.75 L Brugal Extra Viejo

and

2 X 750 ml. Coffee Liqueur

and

1 X 750 ml. Barcelko Rum Crema

Total - $70US

Gregg

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