Securing a hotel room in Latin America against theft can be a challenge when you frequently entertain guests or plan to have them spend the night. At a minimum you should look for a hotel room that has an in-room combination lock safe and secure larger valuables in Lockable Luggage. If you carry a laptop computer, and want to keep it handy at a desk, then consider a Locking Cable for a Laptop.
Sticky fingers are a frequent problem, and the most probable targets for theft are wallets, cash, cell phones and other small electronic items. A classic maneuver is for the guest to check your pants pockets while you are in the bathroom or vice versa if you leave your pants in the bathroom. Unlocked drawers and closets are also vulnerable to this tactic.
Entertaining multiple female guests is especially risky because there are just more sticky fingers. Often girls who plan to rob will push for the trio and offer a good deal. Usually it’s the less attractive girl that does the stealing while you are otherwise engaged.
Obviously anything that go in the in-room safe should. If have a loose cell phone, then be sure to pick it up before taking leave of the girl.
Although hotel cleaning staff is a less likely threat, some travelers prefer to lock their closets or luggage with valuables when leaving a room unattended. Doing so means that theft requires breaking luggage and leaving some evidence of the act. Luggage Locks with Security Cable provide the most flexibility.