Nicaragua

Sandwiched between Honduras and Costa Rica, Nicaragua is poorer than its neighbours. It's long Caribbean coast is sparsely populated. The capital, Managua, is in the most heavily populated region near the Pacific Coast and the largest lake in Central America, Lago de Nicaragua. Rising from its waters is the spectacular Isla de Ometepe – a small, sparsely populated island with twin volcanoes – Volcan Concepcion and Volcan Maderas.

Tourism in the country has been growing rapidly as the country enjoys political stability following a notorious US government intervention in the 1980s, when the economy suffered greatly. It remains a destination which offers great value.

Country

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Why you should go:

Go for one of world's most beautiful volcanic islands.

Why you shouldn't:

You want to go to Costa Rica like everyone else.

Map of Nicaragua