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Posted by ZihuaRob from 200.65.183.228 (dup-200-65-183-228.prodigy.net.mx) on martes, diciembre 02, 2003 at 21:27:16 :

In Reply to: first vacation questions posted by niffer from 65.40.227.120 (user120.net542.or.sprint-hsd.net) on martes, diciembre 02, 2003 at 20:50:03 :

Waiters - 15-20% (same as in US).
Taxis - 5-10% IF they do something besides simply arrive safely to your destination, otherwise no tip is expected or appropriate.
Bars - ALWAYS take care of your bartender! 10% is the norm. ($10 pesos per person minimum.)
Maids - $20 to $50 pesos per day, depending on how much work you make for them and how nice a job they do (most local maids are excellent, very hard-working, and often overlooked by guests)
Bellhops - $5 to $10 pesos per piece of luggage, depending on their size and weight, distance to your room, and if the bellhop is careful with them.
Fishing captains - $100 pesos per fish caught and released on top of 10% (minimum) if they kept the baits fresh and generally did a good job. Subtract $100 pesos from tip for every fish "accidentally" killed (especially fish you don't plan on eating), unless you believe it really was an accident.



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