Subject: Tipping in Spain and Portugal
While recently in Spain and Portugal we were totally baffled by proper tipping procedures. We found some restaurants added a tip to the bill, pastry shops or smaller restaurants had a jar at the cash register and in other restaurants, it was left to the discretion of the individual customer. We watched and some customers tipped and some didn't. We were also told not to tip tour guides, bellboys, housekeeping staff etc. but simply ignored the direction and used our own judgment. Can someone clarify tipping customs in these countries for us? Anne Burlington ON