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I'm a 20 year old student looking for adventure. I would love to see as many different landscapes as possible, as well as many different species. I would love to scuba dive and go hiking.

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    They are all beautiful countries, Nicaragua probably is the most interesting. Guatemala and El Salvador? 12 months ago

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    Guatemala is very nice so you may want to consider that as an option as well.
    Panamá city's has a few inter sting sights but I wouldn't go out of my way to be there 12 months ago

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    Hi Bibi, we traveled to these countries a few months ago and like them all. I thought Panama had the most varied scenery although it is more expensive. We also really liked Nicaragua. Here is the link to our travel blog for more detail about where we visited. It is traveltheworldbackpacking.wordpress.com 12 months ago

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    I've been to Costa Rica and Panama. I loved Costa Rica specially if you want to include some adventure in your travels. We stayed in the Arenal area for a few days and work d our way to The rainforest. In the Arwnal area we went to Tabacon resort for the natural pool (trike remarkable experience). It was a beautiful Country with delicious food. 12 months ago

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    I'd pick Nicaragua and it is the new 'in' place to visit and suppose to be affordable and lots to see and do..... 12 months ago

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    Hi. Many years ago we rented a Maui van for a week on the north island. We saw, did quite a bit. We crammed in as much as we could and ended up doing the top half of the island. We went to Hot Beach- really "cool", great hiking there too. Rotorua area, stayed in a camper park, headed west to Waitamo Caves- (awesome!), stayed at more camper parks along the way. Towards the end we headed back north towards the airport and stopped at a winery. Saw a car show ( not planned), too.
    Overall a great trip, it is some work dealing with a camper but you can tweak your itenerary and have a bit more freedom. Some of the camper parks have natural hot spring swimming pools which are awesome.
    Definitely have an itenerary, keep a little breathing room between stops and meet the locals. When we first set out, we stopped at a bar, ended up with a load of food essentials which they kindly gave us. This happened again at a local's house. Very friendly people.
    Have a great trip! 11 months ago

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    Hi. If you are doing some diving, in Costa Rica there is Canyo (sp) island on the south end. Plus in that area is the Corcovado Reserve. There are some great Eco lodges in this area. CR has a much more defined tourist infrastructure than Nic. And not knowing Spanish is less of an issue. Birding is awesome in CR.
    Have a great time wherever you end up! 11 months ago

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    I've been to Costa Rica twice and it's never disappointed me. If you're the adventurous type you will find tons of stuff to do. While I couldn't tell you much about scuba diving spots (I know there's quite a few), hiking and wildlife watching venues are aplenty. Arenal volcano area is beautiful and great for outdoor adventures, hiking, kayaking at the lake, hot springs. We also went canyoning in this area as well and it was one of the best experiences (warning: you get completely soaked). Monteverde also offers quite diverse wildlife as it is a cloud forest rather than a rainforest which most of Costa Rica is. Word to the wise - go on a guided hike unless you're an extremely proficient wildlife watcher.
    Other parks where you can see different wildlife are Tortugero and Corcovado (opposite ends of the country so hard to do both on a limited timeline).
    Another activity I highly recommend is whitewater rafting at Rio Pacuare. It's a full day activity (about 6 hours total) but well worth it. The scenery is unparalleled and the rafting itself is very fun. We went with Rios Tropicales out of San Jose and they were great.
    Hope you get to experience this amazing country! Pura vida! 11 months ago

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    Bibi, it really depends on what you're looking for. I've been living in Panama City for the last 6 months and I can tell there's lots of great things to do here, but I've heard Costa Rica is awesome specially if you're into natural landscapes. I have some tips on Panama on my blog if you wanna check it out: http://www.bus142.com.br/en/ 11 months ago

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