Tipping in Cancun

Tipping in Cancun

Learn all about tipping in Cancun, such as when and how much to give. One of the main doubts of tourists when going on a trip is regarding tips, known there as “propinas”. So, don’t miss this article and see everything about them in this Mexican city, as well as when it is necessary to give them, what is the ideal value for each situation and much more. Plan yourself!

Tips in Cancun

After reading this article, check out our tips about how to save a lot of money on your trip to Cancun. It is the most accessed article on our blog and will help you a lot with all the trip planning. There are several unmissable tips that will save you A LOT of cash and set up your entire trip to Cancun.

How is tipping in Cancun and Mexico

The first tip in this article is how Mexico is in relation to tips. Especially in Cancun, it is quite common to leave a tip in the form of a thank you for the service provided. If you’re in a restaurant, for example, and you really like the waiter’s service, you can leave 10% to 15% due to the excellent receptivity and kindness established.

Coins in Mexico

A very important tip is that you always check the establishment you are in if they do not already include the tip at the end, inserted in the bill itself. In Mexico, there are several bars, cafes and restaurants that already do this, making it unnecessary to give anything extra or provide any kind of extra help. Another important point to highlight is that as salaries in Cancun are not very high, many gas station attendants, waiters, valets, maids and employees in general end up depending on tips to earn something more and have better money.

Restaurant tipping in Mexico

Important tips to enjoy much more your trip to Cancun

Now that we have given you all the tips about tipping in Cancun, here are some more suggestions that will make your trip even better. Cancun is a big city and its tourist spots and beaches are concentrated in some regions, so being well located makes all the difference. If you haven’t already booked your hotel, be sure to check out our article Where to stay in Cancun, with tips from the best regions and also how to get a great hotel at a great price (and find all inclusive hotels and resorts on sale).

Hotel Zone in Cancun

Another good tip is that many people think it is not worthwhile to rent a car in Cancun, but it all depends on how your trip will be. If you are staying at the hotel every day, it really is not worth it. But, if you are going on tours, want to go to shopping malls and tourist spots, they are all a little bit apart and the car is great for getting around.

Even in the hotel zone that has everything there, the distance between the points is great, and without the car you need to take a taxi or public bus. With the car, you have more comfort and freedom, not to mention the economy, because with the value of the transport that you will spend from the airport to the hotel and vice versa, you have already paid the rent of a car for almost 5 days. If you want to know all the tips on the subject and how to get incredible prices, see our full article about how to rent a car in Cancun.

Travel car rental service

Where to buy the cheapest tickets for tours and tourist attractions in Cancun

A good suggestion to save money is to buy tickets, tours and excursions in advance online. It costs a lot less and you don’t waste time in lines there in Cancun. We have done a lot of research and the site that always has the best prices is this Cancun tickets website. They are the biggest tours tickets website in the world.

Xcaret Park in Cancun

The unmissable tours that cannot be left out of your trip in any way are: the excursion to Isla Mujeres, excursion to X-Caret or Xel-Há (two incredible natural parks), the Coco Bongo party and the excursion to Chichén Itzá, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. It also has the swim with dolphins which is incredible. Virtually all tours pick you up at your hotel and drop you back there.

Don’t forget about travel insurance to Cancun

Another tip is to not forget to take international travel insurance to Cancun, as it is very important and no one should leave the country without one. If you want, read our article about travel insurance for Cancun and see tips on how to get good insurance at an incredible price. It is super cheap and very worth it.

How to use your cell phone in Cancun

Being able to use the Internet from your cell phone in Cancun is very worthwhile. The tourist attractions, restaurants, shopping malls and beaches have great applications. In addition, you save by not having to rent a GPS for the car with the rental company, you can search the addresses and times of the places, see the weather forecast to plan for the tours and beaches, stay connected with everyone through applications and post your photos of Cancun on social networks.

Woman using cell phone on the beach

If you want, see all our tips to use your cell phone in Cancun. It’s super cheap and you’ll be able to use your cell phone all day and anywhere. And, you can also search all about tipping in Cancun for when you’re there.

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