What's the best Central American surf trip for me and my girlfriend (who’s a beginner) in late winter? Honduras? Costa Rica? -Andrew New Haven, CT
An American imprisoned for the murder of his ex-girlfriend in a Nicaraguan surf town finally clears the airsort of.
We are thinking of visiting a friend in Nicaragua this winter. Is Nicaragua a safe travel destination? And can you recommend some good, active side trips from Bluefields? y San Marcos, CA
In the June 2007 feature story "The Boomtown, the Gringo, the Girl, and Her Murder" Tony D'Souza reports on the trial of American Eric Volz in Nicaragua. Listen to D'Souza discuss the investigation in our podcast interview, see more of Jason Florio's photos of San Juan del Sur, and, coming soon, read a transcript of his two-hour prison talk
When a local beauty turned up dead in Nicaragua's San Juan del Sur, the dream of paradise became a nightmare for one expat American surfer. He got 30 years and, predictably, a media melee ensued. But Tony D'Souza was on the scene from day one. This is the story you haven't heard.
From secret surf stashes on the Pacific to untouched Caribbean islesplus all the volcanoes and colonial plazas in betweenNicaragua has the makings of a sporting paradise. Come discover Central America's red-hot center.