Tipping in Pesos

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  1. BeachFun4Us

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    We learned a long time ago it is better to pay for everything with pesos to avoid the horrible conversion rates. This also means tipping for drinks in pesos.

    My question is, what is considered a good tip for one drink and for two drinks?

    In the US, I will tip $1 and $2 respectively on a per serving basis. If I'm tipping at the end with a full bill, I tip 20% or more.

    Since we don't have drinking bills at the resort, I was thinking between 20 and 40 pesos. (20 pesos = $1.13). I don't mind being generous, but would prefer to be "just" on the good side of the scale.
     
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    20-50 Pesos is per serving. Bartender I usually 100-200 or more at early so I can not have to bother later.
     
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    That was my thinking too.
     
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    Agreed with the others. During the day at the pool i usually give 20 pesos each round. At night i usually go up with kelly for our first round and give about 200 pesos right away. Then i usually end up doing 20 pesos here and there near the end of the night too.
     
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    I bring about 400$ for 10 days ,, and totally forget who I give it too ,, I must spread it good , cause I always get good service. Tip what you can afford ,, be it USD or Peso,s they will take it and appriciate it ,, good workers :)
     
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    The dumb person conversion (my favorite, and trademarked by me) is think 1 USD to 10 pesos. Sure it’s not exact but if, assuming you’re American, you’d ordinarily tip $1 leave 10 pesos. Overall I’m sure it’ll balance out. Even if you drop 100 pesos one time and nothing a couple of others.

    The staff understands that they aren’t in a bar. Be nice, thank your servers, and you’ll be treated well.
     
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    Much easier to just leave a good tip at the start of the day at the pool, and then generally again at Bash, and you are good for the rest of the day / evening. The bartenders understand this system and I believe it is acceptable to them also. They work their butts off and are generally very accommodating to us and deserve a healthy reward. We show the house cleaning people some appreciation also because they always seem to do a great job, even if they have to come back a few times because we are still in the room.
     
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    We tip 20 per round at the pool, 50 per round at Bash.
     
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    Honestly we never bothered with the whole pesos thing. We found it was just easier to bring a bunch of ones and fives with us to use for tips. We brought pesos with us the first time we went and ended up bringing a ton back which were a pain in the ass to convert back to U.S. dollars, LOL!

    We definately made a point of tipping though. Especially those who took good care of us. We would budget about $25 a day for misc. tipping for house cleaners, drink servers, wait staff, etc.

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    That 10:1 would have been good 10 years ago, but today the rate is 18.8:1, so rule of thumb, tip 20 time more in pesos than you would in US Dollars. Even in Canadian Dollars it is 14.6:1, so 15 times In Canadian vs pesos.
     
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    I don't understand how that is of any benefit at Temptation. Most everything is paid for when you arrive and the charges (spa, wine, etc) can only be paid for in US Dollars, so we're talking tip money unless you are shopping or dining outside of the resort. Are you saying you have been able to pay for hotel charges in pesos? If so, we're in! That would be a real advantage.
     
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    So it will cost me ( CDN) $1.37 to give a 20 peso tip
    or USA .............................. $1,06 '' .................. ''

    ( today's currency rates )
     
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    I think that's correct, but I'm not very good at math, but I am good at using apps. Lol! (and a few other things)
     
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    I'm irritated with myself that I did not buy my USD in January: the Cdn peso has fall off 4 cents against the US$ since mid-January, including a drop this past week with the tariff announcement. But whenever the Cdn$ starts rising, I get greedy and hold off buying vacation money in the hope it will continue to rise. Unfortunately, it usually falls! :rolleyes:
     
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    We usually go off resort and shop, plus a lot of resorts bring in outside vendors on certain nights to sell their wares. Also, we usually go into Playa Del Carmen and hit the restaurants and bars. Seems easier to do everything in pesos. Might find it different at Temptation though. We are planning on going to to Isla Mujeres for a day outing too.

    And... It just seems cool to pay for things in pesos... Like we are international and worldly that way...
     
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    The exchane rate I got at my bank puts 20 pesos at $1.13 USD, so thinking most of my tips will be at 20 to 40 pesos. The nicer dinners will probably be close to $20 USD. Buffet meals at $5 USD - whatever all that is in pesos.
     
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    hubs grabs a set amount when we first go down .. tips very well to start ..then gives a bit more during the day ..especially if we do the 15 shots at a time thing :)
    we do the same thing when we go to the party at night ..
     
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    There are a couple little money exchange Cambios across the street from the resort where you can exchange dollars for pesos. They have their exchange rate posted outside in big numbers. I have found the one a little further to the East (towards the big hotel zone) gives a little better rate. There is a pharmacy there as well, and their prices tend to be a little better also, but that may depend on what you are shopping for.
     
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    I get pesos out of the bank machine every few days and tip along the same lines as most people on here. $100-$200 to the bartender or whoever is serving me through the day, $50-$100 for the maid, $50 at breakfast and lunch. $100-$200, sometimes even more if there's a group of us at a fancy restaurant and no one else leaves a tip.

    But here's are really cool peso story. I stumbled upon some old pesos from the 1990's before they devalued their currency. What is now 1 peso, used to be 1000 pesos. We were having dinner at Temtpation Cabo and we loved our waiter Jaun so much that I told him I was going to give him a 10,000 peso tip. He was humbled, and said, " Oh no sir, that's way too much" But I pulled out the $10,000 bill and gave it to him. He just stared at it and smiled, he was delighted by it. He laughed and said, "Oh it's the old money! Thank you!!" He was truly happy.

    So a year later, our first night back we were in the same restaurant with another couple having dinner and we saw Jaun. I was telling the other couple our story, and I called Jaun over. I asked him if he still had his 10,000 pesos. He reached in his pocket and pulled it out with a great big smile!

    Moral of the story, if you're going to overtip, use the old money!!
     
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    You CAN get the spa to charge in pesos, or could anyway. It usually works in your favor to do so, especially if your cc doesn't charge foreign exchange fees. Of course, that was prior to the reno...