“The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes,” Nicaragua is gaining ground on Costa Rica and Panama as the new place to explore, and not just with the younger set looking for a cheap place to surf.

Travellers wanting something different than the usual sunspots will revel in the authenticity of Nicaragua: And since the turbulence of the 1970s and ’80s, Nicaragua is now one of the safest countries in the region. May to October is the best time to go. Check out