What is the local currency?
The currency in Mexico is the peso.
Should I change money before I go?
It is not entirely necessary to change your money before you arrive. In Mexico City airport and close to the hotel there are money exchanges running at the rate of the day. Also major international credit cards are welcome in stores, restaurants and cafes, (Visa and Mastercard not AMEX).
How much should I budget per day for extras?
Around £30 - £40 a day should be plenty, but this is guidance only as you know your spending patterns better than we do.
Is it customary to tip?
Tipping in Mexico is not compulsory, but very much appreciated.
For everyday life, we recommend between £3-6 a day which you can give to your guide to distribute equally. Then for your guide and driver, it is customary, though not compulsory to tip them around £3-5 a day, this would normally be given at the end of the adventure and is completely up to you and whether you feel they have earnt it. For restaurants and bars giving a 10% tip is fairly normal in Mexico.