|Imported beer at restaurant||$2.56|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$1.20|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$20.34|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$10.85|
If you’ve never been to Papeete or its neighboring islands then this is the best time to plan your vacation. With its beautiful shores, lush mountains and tropical forests, anyone who has seen the city can say that this place resembles a small paradise.
When getting in and out of Papeete, you can ask your favorite travel company for an affordable two-way trip. Cheap flights to Papeete are possible with its several airlines flying to and fro the International Airport. Domestic flights are also available and budget travelers can avail of cheap flights to Papeete especially during off-peak season.
Start your journey by visiting the Town Hall or head on to the Cathedrale de l'Immaculee Conception. These places are the best spots to know more about the local culture and religion. If you love pearls then exploring the Le Musee De la Perle in Papeete is a good way to proceed with your adventure. The focal point of this museum is its huge collection of black pearls and similar objects. Other architectures worth visiting for a glimpse of the Tahiti culture are the Bougainville Statue and the Place Tarahoi.
Places for fine dining are plenty in this city but there are also mid to low-range places where you can grab a bite or two. The Roulottes located at the waterfront park is a good place to find cheap crepes, pizza, ice cream and noodles.
Budget travelers can stay in Papeete Youth Hostel (Teamo), this place is famous among backpackers because of its convenient location, good service, and low rates. Other cheap hotels in Papeete include Shogun Hotel, Mahina-Tea and Chez Myrna. All of these budget hotels offer communal but clean kitchen and bathrooms and have clean linens, television and hot and cold water options. Those looking for top class accommodation regardless of the price can opt to book at the Le Royal Tahitien and Sheraton Hotel Tahiti Resort and Spa.
Papeete is a fairly small city and anyone can easily explore the whole place by foot. You will find a lot of people walking around the place so it won’t be uncomfortable to walk alone. Le Truck is also a popular and basically a cheap option when traveling around the city.