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Spending Money

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Spending Money

Hi there,

My boyfriend and I got a last minute deal to go to Mexico on Thursday. We are staying at the Catalonia hotel and were looking for some advice.

Can you reccommend any must do trips? As it is a last minute trip we have not had time to save up lots of spending money and are looking to know which are the best. Quite interested in any that involve snorkelling/diving.

Is it better to buy excursions tickets from seller outside of the travel company?

How much money would you reccommned for two weeks if we are looking to do it on a budget?

What is the expectation for tipping when eating and drinking within your hotel?

Any other tips or tricks for first time visitors would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


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1. Re: Spending Money

Definitely try the Captain Quickies tours


Or there are some other great small excursion companies - book directly, not through a 3rd party



Now many of these places can be done yourself if you don't like to do organized tours, such as Xel-Ha water park, cenotes, snorkeling (such as my famous Akumal / Yal-Ku golf cart snorkel tour)



For tipping, while not mandatory, some do tip as it is a 'North American' custom

See this thread for ideas


Edited: 23 June 2014, 15:57
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