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Safety

When in Esquipulas use the same common sense procedures you would use when traveling through any Latin American country.

Don’t wander the streets with your giant backpack looking for a hotel, pick something next to the bus station or grab a taxi to your destination. Avoid walking alone at night and avoid public intoxication at all costs. Robberies usually don’t turn violent as long as you don´t resist, handover whatever is demanded immediately. Remember, anything that you have can be replaced.

Secure any documents including credit cards in a money belt along with most of your cash. Keep a small wade of cash in your pocket so you have something with which to placate a robber.

Anything electronic equipment including cell phones, cameras and laptops should be kept with you at all times, do not allow a backpack containing these items to be checked into the baggage compartment on a bus.

If at all possible avoid the lower end accommodations in Esquipulas. There have been reports of gang activity and illegal immigrant smuggling.

Here are some related tips to help plan your trip to Esquipulas: When To Go,








25 Aug 2010






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