Are you looking to plan a romantic getaway? While there are plenty of places that you could potentially visit, resorts in Central America tend to be all-inclusive and are relatively inexpensive. Your money will go far there, and you'll easily be treated like royalty. If this sounds appealing to you, consider the following 3 tips when looking for a resort where you can book your stay.

Location of the Resort and Crime Rates in the Area

Crime tends to be much more prevalent in Central America than in the United States of America. Homicide rates in the U.S. was approximately 4.5 per 100,000 people in 2014; however, homicide rates in Central America are significantly higher reaching 103 per 100,000 residents. Research the crime rates of the resort area you are interested in traveling to in order to gauge how safe you and your partner may be. Choose a resort that is located in a fairly tourist-friendly area.

Presence of Couple Activities In or Close to the Resort

To be able to spend the most time relaxing, most couples tend to prefer all-inclusive resorts. You won't have to worry about a thing! Still, there may be some activities that you'd like to participate in, like sport activities, that might not be available at the resort. Consider whether the resort has sufficient activities that will appeal to you and your partner. If it doesn't, consider how far off the resort you'll have to venture in order to participate in the activities that you like.

Ability of Nearby Residents to Speak English

Do you want to immerse in the culture of the area? If you do, you definitely want to figure out whether the residents nearby are able to speak English or whether you're going to have to pick up some Spanish before you go on the trip. The staff members at the resort will normally be proficient in English. Some resorts offer translators that can help you navigate through the city. If you plan on doing a lot of exploring, you'll definitely want to look for a resort that can offer this service.


A trip to Central America can be very exciting and can become a memorable experience for both you and your partner. To ensure that you'll both have a grand time, make sure that you do some research in regards to the type of amenities and utilities that the resort can offer.