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Currency
Bolivares Fuertes (Bs)
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Tipping

  • Most restaurants include a 10% service charge and list it clearly on the bill, and when it's not included, they usually tell you about it rather shamelessly!
  • A small tip of around 5% to 10% beyond the service charge is standard in a nicer restaurant, but not required.
  • Taxi drivers are not usually tipped unless they help carry bags.
  • Tipping of hotel employees, dive masters, guides and so on is left to your discretion; it is rarely required but always appreciated, and let's face it, there are a lot of banknotes in your pocket due to the economic situation.