Meriden travel agency shares tips for travel to Latino countries

MERIDEN – Latino countries are diverse in culture and attractions.

With some help from Pino Parisi, owner of Pino Travel at 1237 E. Main Street, we gathered a list of tips when traveling to Caribbean and Latino destinations.

In Puerto Rico, Parisi recommends going around the island – because each area is unique – including the west coast, which offers a variety of seafood restaurants, beaches and surfing. The area is also home to La Parguera Bioluminescent Bay, located in Lajas. He also recommends exploring Old San Juan because it is loaded with history, architecture, museums and restaurants.

“San Juan is beautiful,” he said.

Use common sense when visiting unknown areas, especially at night, Parisi said. El Yunque and the east coast, la Ruta Panorámica, Porta Caribe and Porta del Sol are some of the areas featured on the tourism website www.roughguides.com.

In Mexico, Parisi recommends visiting Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen and Tulum if you are looking to relax. In Playa del Carmen, you can walk Fifth Avenue, enjoying restaurants and mariachi performances.

If you are looking for nightlife, Parisi recommends a trip to Cancun.

Ecotravelmexico.com offers tips for tourists, including paying with Mexican pesos and getting insurance before traveling.

According to Parisi, the Dominican Republic is the country in the Caribbean he recommends most to clients. He steers people toward the beaches in La Romana or Bayahibe. La Romana is quiet compared to other tourist destinations in the country, he said.

Godominicanrepublic.com is a Dominican website that offers travel tips for tourists. Tap water in the country is not safe to drink, according to the website. The site also leads visitors to a form required to enter and leave the Dominican Republic.

In Central America, Parisi recommends Costa Rica because many vacation packages offer a combined experience of forests and beaches. Visitcostarica.com offers a variety of tips for tourists. Bank transactions in the country require a passport, according to the website.

Parisi said he has never been to Brazil. Although he thinks it is a nice spot to visit, some of his clients of lui have told him that around Rio Carnival time safety is a concern. Rio Carnival starts Feb. 17 in 2023 and it runs for about a week. Travel tips to Brazil can be found at www.roughguides.com. Tourist offices can be found in popular destinations such as Rio, according to the website.

Travel.State.Gov advises those traveling outside the US to learn about the country they are visiting including laws, requirements, medical care and travel advisories. The website also suggests carrying a list of emergency contacts. Travelers staying at a hotel should ask staff for information about the emergency plan and evacuation instructions, the website says. Travelers no longer need proof of a negative COVID-19 test for US entry.

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MERIDEN – Los países latinos are diversos en cultura y atracciones.

With the ayuda de Pino Parisi, owner of Pino Travel, located in 1237 E. Main Street, we recopilamos a list of consejos para viajar to destinos caribeños y latinos.

In Puerto Rico, Parisi recomienda recorrer la isla -porque cada zona es única-, including the west coast, which ofrece variedad de restaurantes de mariscos, playas y surf. El área también houses the Bioluminiscent Bay La Parguera, located in Lajas. He también recomienda explorar el Viejo San Juan porque está cargado de historia, arquitectura, museos y restaurantes.

“San Juan es hermoso”, dijo.

Use el sentido común when visiting áreas desconocidas, especially de noche, by Jo Parisi. El Yunque and the east coast, the Ruta Panorámica, Porta Caribe and Porta del Sol are algunas de las áreas destacadas on the tourism website www.roughguides.com.

En México, Parisi recomienda visitar Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen y Tulum is busca relajarse. In Playa del Carmen, you can walk along the 5th Avenue, taking advantage of restaurants and presentations of mariachi.

Si busca vida nocturna, Parisi recomienda un viaje in Cancún.

Ecotravelmexico.com offers consejos para turistas, including paying with Mexican pesos and obtener un seguro antes de viajar.

Según Parisi, Dominican Republic and the countries of the Caribe that most recommend a sus clientes. Parisi directs a las personas hacia las playas de La Romana or Bayahibe. La Romana es tranquila en comparación with other destinos turísticos del país, dijo lei.

Godominicanrepublic.com is a Dominican website that offers consejos de viaje para turistas. El agua del grifo en el país no es segura para beber, según el site web. El sitio también directs to los visitantes to a requerido form to enter and climb the Dominican Republic.

In Centroamérica, Parisi recomienda Costa Rica porque muchos paquetes vacacionales ofrecen una experiencia combinada de woods y playas. Visitcostarica.com ofrece variedad de consejos para turistas. Las transacciones bancarias en el país requieren un pasaporte, follow the website.

Parisi dijo that nunca has estado en Brasil. Aunque él piensa que es un buen lugar para visitar, algunos de sus clientes of him han dicho that during el Carnaval de Río la seguridad es una preocupación. El Carnaval de Río starts on the 17th of February of 2023 and lasts aproximately one week. Puede encontrar consejos de viaje hacia Brasil en www.roughguides.com. In the tourism offices if you want to find popular destinations like Río, follow the website.

Travel.State.Gov aconseja a quienes viajan fuera de los EE. UU. que se informen sobre el país que visitan, incluidas las leyes, los requisitos, la atención medica y los avisos de viaje. The web site también sugiere llevar a list of contactos de emergencia. Los viajeros que se hospedan en a hotel deben solicitar al personal información sobre el plan de emergencia y las instrucciones de evacuación, says the website. Los viajeros ya no necesitan prueba de una prueba negativo de COVID-19 to ingresar a los EE. UU.

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