Lonely Planet Publications. 520 pages. Forged by the spirit of poetry and revolution, Nicaragua and El Salvador are Central America's hot up-and-comers, offering volcano treks, rip-roaring surf spots and tons of seldom-visited cultural and ecological treasures. Now, years after the guns were silenced, both countries are opening their doors to the world. And packed with expert advice, this comprehensive guide is your key to discovery. Get Out- Special outdoor adventures section brings the waves, dizzying treks and wildlife hot spots to life The Road Less Traveled - Get off the Gringo Trail with informed do-it-yourself content to some of Central America's best-kept secrets Find Your Way - Custom-tailored itineraries make planning a breeze. More than 80 maps mean you won't get lost along the way. Safe & Sound - Thorough safety and health sections provide top tips to ensure many safe returns.