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Dreamy Escape in the Caribbean

Corn Islands are located on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, 70 km off the coast from Bluefields. They are composed of two small islands, Big Corn (approximately 10 km2) and Little Corn (approximately 3 km2). Most visitors stay in Big Corn which is pretty nice. Though Little Corn feels much more untouched and peaceful. There are no cars or roads, only walking paths criss-crossing the small island. It’s a dreamy escape with pristine white sand beaches, lush with exotic fruit trees and native palms, warm turquoise water and rustic little cabañas only a few steps from the sea.

Corn Islands were settled by the British in 1655 and turned over to Nicaragua in 1894. The islands are home to English-speaking Creole population, descendents of English settlers and slaves brought over from Africa. Over several decades, mainland Nicaraguans and Miskito people from the Caribbean Mosquito coast have settled on the islands in search of work, of which there is not enough. The locals make their living from harvesting lobster and fishing.

Corn Islands have laid back Caribbean feel. Music that rules here is reggae. Both islands have some spectacular offshore barrier reefs so diving and snorkeling are quite popular among visitors. Besides, there isn’t really much else to do but to relax in the hammock with a good book or cold beer in hand, and sample delicious Caribbean style seafood. One of the few remaining paradises on earth!

  • Last visit to Corn Island: Dec 2010
  • Intro Updated May 20, 2011
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    nice page

    • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
      Feb 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

      thanks for visiting my Corn Island page! great memories of my stay there!

  • picek's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2011 at 5:11 AM

    ooo - lep vodni pogled na ribice :) zdaj, ko sem prebrala in pogledala slike s tvojih kulinaricnih raziskovanj po otoku, so se mi zacedile sline. cisto drugacna hrana, kot sem jo kdaj poskusila... zelo vabljivo. predvsem rondoni in margarite... mmmm!

  • May 23, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    oh my, this is so what i need again! i know i've only been back for under 2 weeks, but im already hammered at work! anyway, fantastic page on a paradise place!

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Wow, what a fabulous page on Corn Island, this is one of the best I saw on VT for ages with excellent information and beautiful photos. If English is wide spoken here maybe it is where I should start to explore this part of the world :)

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2011 at 10:27 PM

    I wouldn't mind one of those warm Pan de Coco right now! Little Corn Island is truley a paradise island!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    Oh wow, this is like travelling to paradise :-)) I love your little firned Julia, such a cutie! And the atmosphere and Carlito's place and the landscape (a bit like Brazil) and the coffee pot :-) Only the panga boat ride would scare me!

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