I visited during the USA’s Christmas time, and if you’re looking to get away from the cold, Central America has heat in abundance (95*F/35*C). Travel to Nicaragua is great for the budget traveler, the backpacker, twenty-something travelers and those who love immersing themselves in a developing country’s culture.
Nicaragua is a land of rugged scenery, lovely people, simple foods, and outdoor adventures. The volcanoes are at once exciting and exhilaratingly dangerous – Momotombo was taking a victory smoke after having spewed lava and ash just one week before my arrival.
While I did visit a resort attempting to attract the luxury traveler, they have not yet reached a level consistent with the prices they are charging. For now, I would suggest exploring Nicaragua for its history, its adventure and its coffee (yay coffee!).