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Old 06-19-2001   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Texas
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We'll be staying at an all-inclusive where the tipping is included in the rate. However, I prefer to tip anyway since a few US dollars go further in Mexico and I feel it gets you better service.

Anyone care to give me a schedule for tipping on site bartenders, maids, waiters?
How about off-site? Ground transportation from airport, cabbies, tour guides, luggage handlers?

Any other service people?

Should tips be in peso, dollars or doesn't matter?

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Old 06-21-2001   #2 (permalink)
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As far as AI's go, we haven't a clue. They are their own little world.

Taxis get a fixed fare and mostly only tourists tip. I would forget about a tip because they already charge extra money to pick up at the AI's for some reason, and crossing the line into Playacar (all inclusive area) more than doubles your taxi ride fare anyway (compared to a ride in town.)

Whatever you give, pesos is always easier to spend instantly. I know some people that like tips in dollars because it feels like found money that you put away. Kind of like a savings account. Trouble is that they spend easy here. The dollar has been weak lately, so pesos are actually nicer in the pocket, especially given the lower exchange rate most merchants will give you.

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