Home › Central America › 

Travel Tips
G to L

Infrastructure & Public Transport:
Central America has a good infrastructure and a good public transport system. Inside the cities most transport is done via buses, smaller microbuses called "rapiditos" and the collective taxis. Normal taxis are also a common and inexpensive way of transportation. It is recommendable however to always negotiate the price before getting into a cab. It should be mentioned that driving rules are often confusing and Central Americans drive defensively, oftentimes not obeying the laws.

It is recommendable to purchase a travel insurance before going to Central America. Medical expenses are usually not covered by your insurance in your home country. Therefore expenses normally have to be covered by the traveler and will be refunded by the travel insurance later. Don't forget to get a receipt. Travelers also might consider purchasing a travel insurance covering stolen luggage replacement or trip interruption.

Spanish is the official language in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. Many people, especially outside of the cities, don't speak English. However, in Belize official language is English, Spanish is also understood by great parts of the population. Additionally, plenty of different local languages and dialects are spoken in all countries.