BEWARE having your photos taken by the photographers at Ocean Coral & Turquesa. Although they take great shots, the prices they try to charge are incredible! A recent reviewer says they were initially quoted $2000 to get a CD of their family shots. They bargained it down to a smaller package, but then they didn't receive what they were quoted. Other reviews mention similar negative comments, and I had a similar negative experience in June. They initially tried to charge a thousand dollars for 20 pictures on a CD, then they halved the price when we balked, and then they rudely insulted us when we told them that the price they quoted was still too high and we asked if we could just buy 2-3 of our favorite shots.
This outfit is a bunch of rip off artists who think that tourists are there to be scammed. When I complained to the hotel management, they responded by saying that the photographers are an independent concession and they have no control. It's a shame because these nasty photographers will even harass you if you try to take your own photos of the exotic monkeys and birds that are brought on site. Note that the shop for these photos is inside the gift shop in the lobby at OCT and they have several photographers roaming the property shooting day and night.Edited: 10 October 2013, 16:46