Central America is the southernmost part of North America.
It it where all the banana republics are, controlled by the iron fists of either neoNazi or Commie bananas or sloths. While its natives are trying desperately to escape, tourists are desperately trying to get in and visit. That makes the airports pretty crowded. So if from the US, while you are running into natives at the airport, why don't you sublet your house to those trying to leave? When you return, they'll probably be willing to live in your dog's doghouse and mow your lawn for low wages, probably lower than what your dog charges you now.