While Nicaragua is the largest of the Central American countries, it is the most sparsely populated. If you are looking for the path less traveled, and less pricey, Nicaragua is for you! It boasts the largest area of primary-growth rainforest north of the Amazon, half a dozen active volcanoes, and 550 miles of coastline. There are even a few historical ruins left to explore. The colonial architecture of towns like Granada and Leon will take you back in history and the vibrant culture will welcome you with open arms.