Favorite Beaches: _ Crandon - Key Biscayne, FL Sherman Island - Antioch, CA Crissy Field - San Francisco, CA Kanaha - Maui, HI Anne's Beach - Islamorada, FL Curry Hammocks - Marathon, FL Kite Beach - Cabarete, Dominican Republic Tableview - Cape Town, South Africa Main Beach - Langebaan, South Africa Mui Ne Bay - Ham Tien, Vietnam
In Nicaragua, check out Lake Granada and San Juan del Sur.
In Costa Rica, check out the Bahia de Salinas (this may be the best spot in Central America by far), Tamarindo/Playa Grande/Playa Langosta (long stretch of beaches with a great party town), and Lake Arenal.
If driving through Central America, make sure you ahve a copy of the title to your car. Leased, financed, and rental cars are not allowed to travel between Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Weird legal issues, but I have been turned away at border crossings due to it. THis is a recent issue as years ago it was possible to do this.