Here at Totally Spain we’ve been planning itineraries around Spain and Portugal for 18 years and one of the most recurring questions from our clients relates to the subject of tipping. We’ve already covered tipping in Spain in detail, so today, we are going to tackle tipping in Portugal.
Here at Totally Spain, we’ve been customising trips for over 16 years and we’re big fans of paper maps, physical guide books and lots of reference reading material. That is why we give all of our clients their own custom documentation pack full of useful information for their trip. But we also love the amazing travel info & advice available from the ever-growing number of handy Apps. Why not check out our favourites and download them before you begin your trip to Spain?
Here at Totally Spain, our clients have been known to ‘splash out’ on certain things when travelling in Spain but these treats are always offset by money saving deals to get them a bit more bang for their buck. After two decades designing itineraries throughout Spain and Portugal, we really know a lot about providing great value for money and here are some of our favourite money saving travel pro-tips in Spain which we encourage you to try out!
Along with mealtimes in Spain, the topic of tipping and gratuities is one question that we often get asked about by our clients. Living and working here in Spain as we do (Totally Spain is Spain-based travel agent and specialist in custom travel to Spain since 2000), we’ve put together 15 concrete examples of when you should or shouldn’t tip in Spain below.
One of the most common questions we answer is about Spanish mealtimes. Being based here in Spain, we frequently see travellers to Spain sitting down to meals at the wrong time. We always encourage our Totally Spain clients to make a note of (and adapt to) Spanish mealtimes – especially when travelling to less touristy areas and in the low season. Why? If you do dine at the correct Spanish mealtimes, you are much more likely to find yourself eating authentic Spanish food with lots of local colour, noise and atmosphere – which is always better than dining alone.