Currency: Honduran lempira (HNL, L), 1 lempira = 100 centavos. US dollars widely accepted in tourist areas (tip with bills not coins).
Local custom: Wages are very low and tips are greatly appreciated. If poor service or attitude, do not feel obligated.
Curated tipping suggestions:
Airport Skycap/Porter: US$1-2per bag, max $5.
Bartender: US$0.50 per simple drink, US$1-2 for complicated or blended drinks.
Beach Attendant: $3-5 depending on effort required.
Hotel Housekeeping/Room Attendant: US$2 per night left on a pillow daily (staff changes), US$5 for messy rooms or special requests.
Hotel Porter/Bellhop: US$3-5 depending on how many bags.
Massage Therapist: 10-15%.
Restaurant (general): Tax is always added to price/bill, service (10%/15%) is frequently added – ask. If not included, 10% for average service, 15% for good, 20% for great.
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling: Dives = US$5 per tank. Lessons = 5-10% of course price (about $10 per day).
Supermarket Bagger: US$0.50-1 for bagging, another US$1 if carried to your car.
Taxi: None, if they carried luggage then US$1.
Tour – Guide or Driver: 10% of price or US$5-10 per day (shared by all staff).
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