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For lack of better phrasing, Central America is a typically "macho" part of the world. Single women can expect a nearly constant stream of catcalls, hisses, whistles, and car horns, especially in big cities. Women should be careful walking alone at night throughout the country.

For general travel resources for women, go to Frommers.com.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.