I'm touring through a few countries in Central America before making my way down to Peru and a few other countries. So far I've planned to travel through Guatemala and Honduras, but I've not heard much about Nicaragua. I've read up a bit about it, but not many sites give very good information on it as a tourist destination, yet I'm strangely intrigued by it as it's not often you meet people who have been there.
Has anyone recently travelled to Nicaragua who can give me some good advice and recommendations on what to see, where to stay, good backpackers and hostels, and anything else that might be useful? Is it safe?
Obviously I'll be flying into Managua International Airport so I'd also like to know if it's worth haning round this city at all to explore or if I should just skip it?
Please, can anyone help me?