Weekly Travel Tip – Eat Safely When Traveling To Central America

So you are traveling to Central America and concerned about what foods are safe to eat? Well this week’s tip is more of a suggestion on what is best to eat when you leave your country on vacation.

I’ll start by saying that any foods that have been boiled are generally safe, as well as fruits and vegetables that have to be peeled before eating. Avoid eating uncooked or undercooked meat or meat that is not cooked just prior to serving.

You should also stay away from foods that require a lot of handling before serving. This is because even if the food is good the hands of the people handling it may not be a 100% clean.

Get the best tips for traveling to Central America and avoid getting sick. 

One of your favorite foods at home is on the safe list on the road. Pizza, because the dough, sauce, and cheese are foods that are less likely to spoil than others, and the high heat of a pizza oven tends to kill any harmful bacteria in the food.

You’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t drink the water in some countries overseas. This is why: Water supplies in developing countries are not treated in the same way as water supplies in developed countries. I would suggest you drink only bottled water when traveling. Even if you’re brushing your teeth, rinsing contact lenses, drinking a small glass of water to wash down pills, or adding ice to your drink.

This is important info for when Travel the World With Your Family, so that you can travel more and be sick less.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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