"Corn Islands" Top 5 Page for this destination Corn Island by mircaskirca
Corn Island Travel Guide: 84 reviews and 382 photos
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!
One of the things that a visitor of Corn Islands notice is the dichotomy of the people, their language and their customs... more travel advice
Little Corn Island is not particularly known for its nightlife, and to tell the truth, I did not miss it at all. But... more travel advice
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