Set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Nicaragua is fast becoming one of the most popular countries to travel to, with eco-lodges and boutique hotels springing up to offer fashionable accommodation in a previously rarely-travelled destination. With a dramatic landscape of lakes, volcanoes and beaches, and the beautiful architecture and history of Granada, there is certainly something for everyone here. Whilst Granada is the most famed of Nicaragua's towns, the colonial town of LeÃ³n is another spot bound to capture your heart and imagination. With around one-fifth of the country designated as national parks or nature reserves, Nicaragua is spectacularly unspoilt. Volcano boarding is an actual sport here and highly popular with all visitors There is also plenty of fishing, surfing, zip-lining and trekking to be found. For anyone wanting to unplug and relax on the beach there is no shortage of spots to choose from, many eco-retreats, and some luxurious hideaways. There are also the Corn Islands, Nicaragua's Caribbean secret. This pair of paradise islands were once a buccaneers' hide-out but are now home to a variety of beach huts and a barefoot luxury lodge.