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Traveling to Central America is the same as traveling to any other part of the world, but as we all know, there are some things that we all have to keep in mind to make the trip as enjoyable as possible.
The truth is that there are some things about the places we are going to visit that we need to know but that we don’t know. That’s why I thought it would be a good idea if I gave you some pointers for your Central American trip:
The First: Children Need Paperwork
If only one parent is planning to go to a Central American country and is taking a child with him. The first thing you should do is to get a notarized letter from the other parent granting permission for the child to leave the country and travel. In the Central American airports 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 you get one.
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.
Marina K. Villatoro, the Travel Experta, has been living in Central America – Costa Rica and Guatemala for over 10 years. She has traveled here extensively. Now loves organizing vacations to this amazing part of the world, having first hand experience of all the places with her family. Contact her for advice and to plan your perfect trip!