My FI and I are in the very early stages of planning a honeymoon and we have narrowed it down to two destinations, Punta Cana and Costa Rica. Based on my general research these are both on the more inexpensive side for a "tropical" honeymoon. My FI is really not picky and has said as long as there is a beach where we can lounge all day and it is a generally safe location, he is in. I want some excursions, just so we can get out and experience the local area, but I also want a beach where we can hang out all day. I have heard that Costa Rica has amazing excursion opportunities but lacks on the beach side where Punta Cana has amazing beaches but not so great excursions. I have never been to either so if you guys could give us any feedback I would much appreciate it. Also, we are on a tight budget, I would say 5,000 max, so if you could give some insight into the overall pricing differences between the two that would be great also! Thanks in advance.
ETA: Also, if you know of another place that is relatively in expensive I would love to hear about it.