dollars or pesos

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  1. kiarra

    kiarra Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Hiya All

    Arriving from the UK late Nov, but not sure what currency to bring for tipping?? :roll:

    With the Dollars getting strong againest the UK Pound hubby want to get Pesos. :?

    which do the staff perfer??

    I'm sure if my menory serves me rightly, the staff prefer Dollars

    hoping someone can HELP!

    thanks a confussed kiarra UK xxx
     
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    Hola, you're right the staff wants dollars, but do what ever gives you the most bang for you buck( or I should I say bang for your pound) Terry
     
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    Dollar or Pesos

    cheers Terry :D

    At the moment we can get $1.56 to 1 uk pound and 21.00 pesos to 1 uk pound.

    does 10 pesos = 1 dollar ???

    tips the last time we did the following should we do the same this time??? We are not used to tipping has its not the done thing here in the UK. :oops:

    taxi driver 1 dollar (10pesos) per person and per bag(case)

    maid 2 dollar (20pesos)per day

    barperson/waiters 1 dollar (10pesos) per round of drinks

    bellboy same as taxis 1 dollar (10pesos) per bag(case)

    cheers again xK
     
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    Right now I think $1 is closer to 13 peso or around there.

    Your tipping strategy sounds about right. We tip $5 at the pool bar in the morning and then a few more here and there during the day. Then do the same in the evening if we are staying put at one place.

    Taxi's build the tip into rates (learned that here) so I guess you should not feel obligated to tip if you have no bags....although I think my hubby still does/

    Also we tip a couple of dollars per meal in buffet and more in specialty.
     
  5. kiarra

    kiarra Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Hiya Catrina :D

    For the advice. I think we are @ TTR about the same time so hope cya there for a drink. :daveandmo:
    We arrive the on the 26th Nov and are there until 10t Dec

    cheers xK
     
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    We fall in the middle of your vacation....wish we could do 2 weeks!!! We are there 28th Nov to 5 Dec. Look for us at Paty O's on the 28th as we don't land until 6pm in Cancun.
     
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    Re: Dollar or Pesos

    Hola, sounds like your tipping is close to what we do, We do tip our favorite waiter alot more and the bellboy carries our bags up 4 flights of stairs we tip him more. We tip some barteeners more. We never really thought about tipping the staff but gave Lalo a nice birthday preasent last time we where there. Useually leave 2 dollars a meal at the buffet. Have a great trip. Going to Disney world tommorrow, but wish it was Tempations instead of Disney! Terry

    barperson/waiters 1 dollar (10pesos) per round of drinks

    bellboy same as taxis 1 dollar (10pesos) per bag(case)

    cheers again xK
     
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    I'm not sure where this "Mexican staff prefer dollars" comes from, I think it's an Internet myth - I've seen it many places, not just on this board.

    Outside of the hotel zone people dont use dollars and of course the staff do not live in the Hotel Zone. Places like Walmart and restaurants in the central downtown area will accept dollars but that's just a convenience to US tourists. You certainly can't pay your electric or phone bill in dollars and local shops where these guys and girls live wont take them either.

    If you tip in dollars they probably save them up and convert them to pesos anyway at the bank. Tipping in pesos saves them the trouble.

    As the original poster is from the UK I really wouldnt bother with dollars at all, converting from pounds to dollars to pesos just adds in an extra complication you could do without.

    BTW the peso is now 13.5 to the dollar, the dollar is strengthening against all currencies not just the pound, so it's no longer an easy 10:1 conversion any more. Far simpler to use pesos and apply a 20:1 conversion rate for real money.
     
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    Thank you Steve for that information I had not thought about it that way, I will tip with Peso's
     
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    cheers

    Cheers Steve


    thanks for the excellant reply

    will tell my hubby he's right Pesos rule :oops:


    xx K xx
     
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