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It would be a splendid gift to yourself to stay at least eleven days to fully relax and rejuvenate. Casa Mar Azul photo

The Magic Number of Vacation Days

When I worked as a divemaster at a family-run scuba resort in the Bahamas, the owner taught me something about vacations I never forgot…

Mexico is a cash society and its currency is the Mexican peso. You’ll want a steady supply of pesos for purchases and tips while you’re here.

Money in Mexico

Mexico is a cash society and its currency is the Mexican peso. You’ll want a steady supply of pesos for purchases and tips while you’re here.

"Propinas" is "tips" in Spanish. Conserve coins and small denomination peso bills for tips

Tipping in Mexico

In Mexico, U.S. and Canadian dollars as well as euros go further because of Mexico’s comparatively low cost of living.