Wow! Some great ideas in this thread.
Can we rename the thread to don't be a rube?
While not a resort this thread reminds me of being in Bocas del Torro. One morning in a hangover fog
I went to a "French" cafe had a croque monsieur (ham grilled cheese except it is baked) and coffee. 10 dollars later and thinking that was croque in the fact that it was barely edible and the coffee sucked to I noticed some locals getting breakfast from a food
cart on a side street. The next morning in a similar fog
I went to the cart for breakfast. 50 cents later after the best breakfast I've had of coffee, hard boiled egg, and fried bread not only did I realize tourist fare sucks but the locals do not see the majority of money
us tourists pay for the privilege
I say if using a resort tip the local bartender, but let the cruise ship
people pay the exorbitant prices for the privilege