For the first part of my trip I am staying in punta cana for 4 nights, dec 20-24. ocean blue resort, a reasonable price. the other part of my trip I am looking for a hotel. after december 24, the resort is very expensive. I fly out of SDQ. I was suppose to be staying with friends in SDQ but plans changed. . I have been to DR many times. but always in their family house. so now I am looking for something similar, something reasonable, near places to grab reasonable price food, near the beach and a pool. It does not have to be all inclusive. I kinda perfer not, I was looking into Boca Chica Be live, its more reasonably priced. or perhaps a apart hotel las palmeras in boca chica. I am traveling with my daughter. To me boca chica seems cool, its near the locals, near the beach and have many decent price dining options. I was there once in the restaurant neptunes and maximo playa. but that was my only experience with boca chica. but all I see is do not stay there long term. so where would be a good suggestion for a mother flying out of SDQ.