|Big Corn Island & Little Corn Island, Nicaragua
Fifty miles northeast of the
Atlantic Coast city of Bluefields,
Nicaragua lies one of the
Caribbean's forgotten tropical
paradises; The Corn Islands.
The two Corn Islands, Big Corn
Island and Little Corn Island are
lush with exotic fruit trees, native
palms and surrounded by white
A haven for pirates and buccaneers in the 17th century, untold numbers of
shipwrecks and treasures still lay scattered along the turquoise shores of
The Corn Islands.
The local Islanders, descendant from the original British prospectors and
freed slaves, make their living from harvesting lobster and fish from the
prolific, offshore fishing banks.
Many Miskito Indians from the nearby
"Miskito Coast" as well as Nicaraguans
from the "mainland" have moved to Big
Corn Island in recent years,
diversifying the population and languages
overheard on the island. Still, the laid
back atmosphere and lifestyle seems to
overtake anyone who visits The Corn
The tourism and hospitality industry is in
its infancy! Here you can still get a
room for less than $10 in a family run
hospedaje and buy an excellent dinner from street vendors for $1.50. The
local beer is always cold and you buy rum by the bottle at the restaurants.
Adventure travelers seek out The Corn Islands for their fishing (flats and
offshore), scuba diving and snorkeling.
|For Many, Paradise is found in the Corn Islands!