Never mind the pirates, a plunge onto Central America's largest lake offers the ultimate chill-out.
This poor country does not feature on many travellers' 'must visit' lists. But that's about to change.
Surfing the ash slopes of a Nicaraguan volcano is hot with adrenalin junkies.
You can walk across one, cable inside one, or slide down its sides. There are many ways to visit a volcano.
Need a reason to take a holiday next year? Here are 17 cities to put on your list.
Louise Southerden lives dangerously on a series of tours for vulcanologists and other lovers of lava.
I've never seen so many lizards in my life. Startled by my footsteps, dozens of rusty brown, light green and bright green reptiles had scampered out of the forest undergrowth and across the muddy path I'd been ambling along.
Once deep down in the urban dumps, these cities have bounced back from the brink of becoming no-go destinations, turning tumultuous pasts into tourist drawcards.