Tips in Tijuana

Tipping in Tijuana

Learn all about tipping in Tijuana, how when and how much to give. Stay on top of this subject for great financial planning on your trip. Knowing the exact moment and the exact amount of pesos to give for a service received or to an employee who performs a kindness is very nice, especially for you not to be unfair and also not to give extra money at the time.

Mexican pesos in Tijuana

After reading this article, check out our tips about how to save a lot of money on your trip to Tijuana. 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 Tijuana.

How is tipping in Tijuana

Different countries, different rules. Be aware that tipping is very significant in Mexico and is basically a tradition, both among locals and tourists. There, they are very happy to provide the “propinas” (kickbacks), as they are called in the region, as a kind of thanks for the service provided.

Propinas - kickbacks in Tijuana

Tips at restaurants in Tijuana and throughout Mexico

If you’re in a restaurant, for example, and you like the way you’ve been served, then don’t hesitate to tip the waiter. What we suggest, and most often is provided, is 10% to 15%. An important point is also that in some establishments tips are already entered into the bill, but not in others. Therefore, pay attention to it when requesting it and, if you have any doubts, ask the employee with sympathy and cordiality.

Tips at the restaurant in Tijuana

Tips at various establishments in Tijuana and throughout Mexico

If you’re wondering if tips are only given in restaurants, then know better. They can also be provided to: attendants, valets, bartenders, luggage carriers, maids and employees in general. Therefore, make a reservation of your budget for this and ensure that everything will go well, without having to go through possible embarrassments and problems!

Maid making the bed in a hotel room in Tijuana

How to use your cell phone in Tijuana

Being able to use the Internet from your cell phone in Tijuana 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 Tijuana on social networks.

Woman using cell phone on the beach

If you want, see all our tips to use your cell phone in Tijuana. 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 Tijuana for when you’re there.

Important tips to enjoy much more your trip to Tijuana

Now that we have given you all the tips about tipping in Tijuana, here are some more suggestions that will make your trip even better. Tijuana is not a big city, but 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 Tijuana, 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).


Another good tip is that many people think it is not worthwhile to rent a car in Tijuana, 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. 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 Tijuana.

Travel car rental service

Don’t forget about travel insurance to Tijuana

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

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

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 Tijuana. We have done a lot of research and the site that always has the best prices is this Tijuana tickets website. They are the biggest tours tickets website in the world.

Rosarito Beach in Tijuana

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.

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