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A friend of mine floated it out there about us backpacking in Nicaragua.  I have zero knowledge of the country.

Has anyone backpacked there?  Any good trail maps or guide books?  How about established trails and parks?

Any links or info appreciated.
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Zero that I know of. If you speak Spanish you could head to Ometepe and get a guy to lead you around and camp by the lake or up on the volcanoes.
Come to Costa Rica and do Chirripo or the Osa(Corcovado) instead.


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FnA!

Do Costa Rica instead.  That place is a little slice of heaven.


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Years ago ESPN did a piece on surfing in Costa Rica. The directions to one of the best areas included taking a left at the yard with the pig. A few friends went there shortly after and sure enough, there was a pig tied to a tree. I have always wanted to go there. Just might need to find a spot for a trip on the Bucket List!
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Nicaragua may not have glossy maps, published guidebooks, or a well-established trail system but it is still incredibly beautiful and worth exploring.  As are Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador :p  

Honduras also has great snorkelling/scuba diving, and El Salvador has amazing surfing.  

It's all good.  Go!


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Been to Nicaragua a few times.  Not backpacking exactly ....

Beautiful country with a wide variety of ecosystems and topography.  I'm not aware of any brochure-ware.


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