Should I Leave Tips in Belize?

Waiters and hotel porters in Belize expect tips. An average tip is 15%, while 20% is given for excellent service. At small, local restaurants where there is only counter service, 10% is acceptable.

Unlike in many countries, cab drivers in Belize typically work for themselves and make a solid living. They do not expect tips, and there is no need to tip them (unless a driver has gone way out of his way to provide above-and-beyond service).