How to book your best room or apartment in Latin America. These items are tried and true in Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, and Peru. Examine this 11 point check list with tips how to verify each item. Common pitfalls are mentioned and examples are give to help you avoid them. The importance of internet security is covered. Verify your ventilation and plumbing have no issues before handing over your money. Filmed in Panajachel Guatemala on the shore of Lake Atitlan. Getting a great room doesn't have to bust your budget.
2:56 Communication with host
3:37 Internet speed and security
5:06 Seating area and desk
5:42 Ventilation and health
9:50 Bed and bedding
12:43 Lighting and light pollution
16:10 Other perks like gardens, balcones, and rooftop terraces
reamble: actually verifying many of these items will be difficult with online booking. I would suggest online booking is best for short stays. However when renting apartments longer-term it is important to verify and test your priority items prior to entering into an agreement. You may need prioritize your list based upon your budget or location. It might not be possible to have everything on your list in some locations or situations. For example locations along the coastal desert of Northern Peru hot water is rarely available because it is a hot climate and most locals do not desire hot water.
Closing: Trade offs for budget or priority must haves
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You can also use these same services in reverse to catch a bus to the airport on your way back home. Learn more here https://www.aeropuertoquito.aero/es/guia-de-transporte.html
I primarily travel solo but you don't have to to enjoy this channel. Working as a river guide during summers in North America I don't earn a lot of money and live close to the federal poverty level. In spite of this I live a rich life on a frugal budget. If you would like to learn more about traveling in Latin America or maybe frugal travel tips visit Fast Fred Travels and if you would like to come rafting with me check out Fast Fred Rafts for details.
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