Can anyone advise as to when you tip how much is reasonable. I don't want offend by tipping too low and I don't want to tip too much.
We usually tip maid $2-3 a day
Person who takes luggage to room- $1 a bag
Bartender / server at beach or pool - few dollars now and then
It depends on what you feel comfortable giving, we usually tip bartender and servers the first time a little more and you will get exception service. The employees work so hard to please and make sure your vacation is great so, we like to reward for the service.
We pretty much follow what jddm has listed.
1. I will add we tip the bar waiters $1 per drink. Otherwise, after awhile, we forget if we had been tipping or not. If you know what I mean.
2. .Every morning before we leave the room for the day. I put $2 bill in an envelope and pre write in spanish an english a little thank you. I leave them on the bed for the maid, one on the frig for the person replenishing it and again leave an envelope on the bed right before we leave the room for our evening meal for the turn down person. At least at our resort. All three are different people. The enveloped have really worked well over the years. Before using the envelopes. I had times when the money would still be left in the room.
3. $10 for our transfer.
Also, if you are going to us USD. $2 bills work quite well so you don't have to have so many $1 bills.
Just some things we do.
jddm and Brent thank you. And Brent that is such nice and sweet way to thank everyone.
Yep same as them
Tip what you feel comfortable with.
Being from the U.K. we don’t tip as often as others .
My wife will leave some money every few days for the maid .
But I just find it odd to give the bar people tips after every drink .
They may get a tip at the end of our holiday .
We all get paid for doing our jobs I don’t expect to be tipped for doing mine .
Taxi drivers expect tips
The people who never get tipped are doctors and nurses how odd is that .
You are in Mexico and it is customary to tip bar tenders, maids, restaurant workers and bell boys and mini bar guys. You don’t tip taxi drivers unless they do something special (unload your groceries, etc).
When you are in another country you tip as is customary there, not what you think from your country or it is just being cheap/ignorant
Strange custom to be tipped for doing a job .
I would rather pay more for a drink so the staff could have a decent wage and not be supplemented
By tips .
Self flagellation is a custom in some countries and I wouldn’t do that either .
We are all different which makes it interesting.
You are in another country and it is customary to tip their staff. It is rude to not do so. I’d you want to go to places where it is not required to tip then go to them