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Travel Tips
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Medical Attention:
In larger towns and cities good quality private hospitals can be found that can handle most ailments. Pharmacies (Spanish: Farmacia) are widely available throughout the country, staffed with most pharmaceutical drugs, many without prescription. Basic drugs can be bought as well in supermarkets and small shops "Pulperias".

Public Holidays & Special Events:
Almost all of the cities, towns and communities in Central America have a "Patron Saint" and their saint's day is usually an excuse for a celebration. Some celebrations are up to weeks, ending on the actual patron saint's day. However, the official Public Holidays should be considered, as this might cause that some places are closed to the public. The most important public holiday's are:

- January 1st: New Year´s Day
- Easter Week: Beginning on Wednesday at midday and until Easter Sunday
- May 1st: Labour Day
- September 15th: Independence Day (Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala & El Salvador)
- September 21st: Independence Day (Belize)
- December 25th: Christmas

Due to flight delays, weather conditions or unforeseen reasons you have to be always prepared for changes in you itinerary. Do it just like the locals: be tolerant and keep calm!