I just got back from a vacation visiting the Mayan Riveria. I stayed at an all-inclusive resort. My second such experience.
My travel arrangement clearly states that Gratuities are included in my package, so I shouldn't be compelled to tip at all right or wrong?
The thing that really bothers me is the perpetuation of the myth that workers get paid $6 USD a day. This may be true in some parts of Mexico, or some agricultural season jobs, but this is a complete and utter lie to tell to tourists that really bothers me. There's NO WAY resort workers or tour guides in the tourist zone are getting paid that wage.
My tour guide told me the $6 wage story and so did the shuttle driver
I tipped my maid, some groundskeepers and sweepers, but there's no way the servers, bartenders, bus drivers or tour guides are that destitude.