How much cash should you bring for tips and groceries

The following calculator will help you determine how much cash to tip the Casa Luz staff.

Recommended cash for tipping staff


The amount above is the recommended amount of cash to bring for tips during the entirety of your visit. Our staff works very hard and a tip is a nice way to show the staff you care.


Estimated grocery bill


See below for a more complete breakdown.


Concierge usage details


Basic Use

Includes transportation, meal choices prior to arrival and grocery list. This is your standard pre arrival usage.

Medium Use

This is the same as Basic, plus a few additional requests. For example if you plan on an excursion or two, and needed help and items for preperation and needed to contact them once or twice.

High Use

This is more than your basic and medium use cases. It includes change reservations from time to time and more frequent grocery or shopping runs while staying. Also includes booking excursions, massages, and more or less a la carte help as needed.


Estimated grocery bill


For your groceries, most of which will be used to prepare the meals of your choice, you can expect to spend about $20-$30 per person per meal (standard is 2) per day. If you plan to consume lots of alcohol we suggest a bit more to be safe. So also bring money to pay for groceries upon arrival. All beach clubs, restaurants, and excursions can be paid on credit card both inside the gates of Punta Mita and in the lovely town of Punta de Mita, however even after 20 plus years of operation, most homes in Punta Mita request you handle the in villa expenses in cash. We hope this tool is helpful in your planning.