El Salvador

This is the smallest country in Central America, not even the size of Massachusetts! This volcanic country borders the Pacific Ocean and despite it's violent reputation is fairly safe for visitors. You can hike the Santa Ana Volcano with its uniquely green/blue crater lake if you're up for an adventure - it is the tallest and most active volcano in the country. Or spend some time in the surfer spot El Tunco by the beach for gorgeous sunsets and waterfall hikes.