Traveling to Central America isn’t like traveling to the rest of the world, there are some things to keep in mind to make the trip as enjoyable as possible.
Here are some things you must keep in mind when you travel specially to Central America to keep in mind to make the trip as enjoyable as possible.
The first thing you have to know is that children need paperwork
If only one parent is planning to go to a Central American country and is taking a child, you have to get a notarized letter from the other parent granting permission for the child to travel abroad. You wouldn’t believe the stories I have heard. The problem is that they won’t let you get into the country without that letter, and if they do, they won’t let you leave until it’s done somehow.
Always Be Vigilant
I’m not saying that you have to become a human radar, you just need to be a little more careful than usual. Thieves are usually around busy public areas where careless tourists congregate. The problem is that most of them look like regular people, so make sure that all of your possessions are kept away safely somewhere under your clothing or even better in your hotel room.
Bedbugs Are Everywhere!
When checking into your hotel room it is a good idea to do a pest inspection before unpacking your luggage. It’s not that Central American hotels are not clean but bedbugs can be lurking, even in the cleanest and most respected hotels. This is because Central America is filled with forests and wildlife. Wherever you look there are mountains, rivers and volcanoes and most of the towns are placed very close to these.
A Great Way to Hide Valuables
For this part I’m going to talk about a great product to hide away your valuables, they are called Passport security socks. What is so great about them is that they have a zipped pocket that can hold cash, passport, keys, and other small valuables. They come in different sizes and heights, from ankle socks to over-the-calf styles.