Visitors should offer a tip to the service provider if they feel satisfied with the service that they have received. If you feel that the driver, tour guide or person assisting you has done a great job, then please, go ahead and tip him/her.
Many salaries are low in Costa Rica and service employees depend on the tips to supplement their income. If you don't feel that your service was top-notch then you shouldn't feel obligated to tip. But please, do tip the service employees that enhance your experience based upon how much you think that they deserve - generally, 10-20 percent is fine.
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