Traveling on a budget in Central America puts you in unexpected and often serendipitous situations. It gives you the chance to meet like-minded budget travelers, as well as Central America locals. It can also be tough, especially when some of the most exciting activities (like Scuba diving!) and attractions come with a higher price tag.
Some travel costs can't be escaped, like that plane ticket and passport fees. However, there are many other ways to cut costs when you travel in Central America -- saving room in your wallet for that thrilling canopy tour!