Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Nicaragua

If well-traveled Costa Rica is just too touristy for you, consider a trip to neighboring Nicaragua. This up-and-coming eco-destination, dubbed "the Land of Lakes and Volcanoes," is home to a wealth of diverse wildlife, including jaguars, monkeys, sea turtles and hundreds of species of birds. In between nature hikes, make time to wander the historic streets of Granada, one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas. (It dates back to 1524.)