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Tipping in Costa Rica Boutique hotels

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Tipping in Costa Rica Boutique hotels

I have travelled all over the world and in some countries tipping is considered an insult. What are the views on tipping in Costa Rica and especially in a boutique hotel like Nayara or Peace Lodge?

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1. Re: Tipping in Costa Rica Boutique hotels

Tipping is definitely not seen as an insult here. For as little as the people here make on an hourly basis, a good tip can make a big difference. My advice to my clients is always this: if you're thinking "should I pay the guide $15 or $20"...always go with the bigger amount. Enjoy!

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2. Re: Tipping in Costa Rica Boutique hotels

We've stayed at both, and tips are definitely appreciated. The only time we've gotten strange looks about tipping is when we've tipped taxi drivers. Sometimes they'll try to give it back and say that you've overpaid, but I think tipping them is becoming more common. One of our guides was telling us about different nationalities of travelers, and he said that Americans always smile a lot, tip a lot, and they like for you to joke with them.

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