Due to our ever-changing plans and an unexpected job-offer back home in Oregon, we found ourselves making a lightening run (for us anyway) through the countries of El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Since we spent so little time in each of these countries, we decided to do a "favorite things" post that combines all four of them.
Pulling out of Nicaragua, we were sad to leave yet another country underexplored, but by this time we were on a pretty tight schedule and were eager to meet up with more of our friends. We’d made promises to meet up with our Supernova Bliss, who we’d first met in Mexico, as well as Here Until There, another couple travelling with a Four Wheel Camper who we had been following online since the outset of their odyssey South.
After slinking through Honduras, we spent about a week in Nicaragua. For us so far, I think Nicaragua has been one of our favorite countries. The nation has over 70 protected areas and National Parks that encompass about 17% of it’s total landmass. This focus on nature and conservation combined with a relatively low crime rate makes camping and hiking the forests, volcanos, and beaches easy and cheap.