My son and I are considering spending the week of Thanksgiving in Nicaragua. He has been to Managua and did not like it. I have spent a few weeks in Guatemala and he has spent time in Costa Rica. We are trying to decide between Nicaragua and El Salvador. I am leaning toward Nicaragua because of Granada, Isla de Ometepe, perhaps Esteli? Corn Islands? Is renting our own car the best option? I would love some input from people who have been to both countries or are especially well traveled in one of the two.