If you're into exotic wildlife, Costa Rica is the place for you. With a little patience and a good guide, you could see keel billed toucans, capuchin monkeys, three-toed sloths, or many other fascinating animals. Then there's this adorable creature, a red-eyed tree frog.
Have you heard of ash boarding? It's kind of like surfing, snow boarding, or tobogganing. The key difference is that you do it down the side of a live volcano. The hot spot for ash boarding is Cerro Negro, the youngest volcano in Nicaragua.