The land of lakes and volcanoes, Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, nestled between Costa Rica to the south and Honduras to the north. Here, you’ll volcano board on Cerro Negro, you’ll learn Spanish, you’ll get swept up in the flavors of traditional Nicaraguan cuisine, and you’ll experience “flow.”

Tourism to Nicaragua peaked in 2018, and a brief period of civil unrest led to the country falling off lists as a must-see destination, a once-certain future turned on its head. The country is fighting to win its visitors back. Will you be one?