The most common question asked by people planning to travel to Mexico for vacation or business is whether they need to tip the hotel staff and waiters. In fact, tipping in Mexico is different than in the United States. Most people assume that tipping is the same in both countries, but this is not the case.
In Mexico, tipping is usually done in cash (US dollars) and is generally only given to the staff who has been helpful during the stay. The amount of money that should be given is not set in stone and varies depending on the service provided. Some hotels have a “Tipping Chart” which shows the amount of money to give to each member of the staff. This chart is often posted in the hotel lobby or restaurant.
It is important to note that tipping is expected and customary in Mexico. It is considered polite to tip your hotel staff and waiters even if you are not satisfied with their services. This is because they receive low wages and tips help them to make ends meet. However, if you are uncomfortable with the amount of money being offered, you should decline the tip.
Tips are not included in the price of a hotel room, so if you are staying at a hotel that does not include tips in its rates, you will have to pay the extra amount.
If you are staying at an all-inclusive resort, you will also have to tip the staff there as well. The amount of money that you should tip depends on the quality of service that you received. For example, if you were treated with courtesy and respect, you should tip more than if you were rude to the staff. If you did not receive good service, it is acceptable to leave the tip on the table.
If you are traveling with children, it is always a good idea to discuss with them what you plan to do about tipping. If you are traveling with teenagers, it is best to let them decide how much they want to tip. You may find that they do not tip at all, especially if they were treated poorly. If they decide that they do not want to tip, you should consider leaving some money in an envelope on the nightstand. This way, they can add it to the bill when they check out.