|Getting to The Corn Islands
Many major airlines fly into
Managua, Nicaragua's capital
city. After clearing customs and
immigration, exit the terminal
and walk to the left.
Just a short walk to the end of
the airport terminal, you will find
a separate terminal building for
the regional airlines which
provide service to Bluefields, Big
Corn Island and Puerto Cabezas.
La Costena Airlines flies these routes with the last flights leaving Managua
at 2:00 p.m. Round trip tickets to Big Corn Island cost approximately
$165.00 USD. Reservations are required and can now be made online
here. Flight time to Big Corn Island is approximately 1 1/2 hours with one
stop in Bluefields. Baggage is limited to 30 lbs per person ($1.20/lb over).
Click here for travel information by bus/boat.
To get to Little Corn Island, take
a taxi to the Municipal Wharf in Brig
Bay(pay a C$3 tax to enter) where
you will find the panga water taxi
waiting on the lower dock/ramp.
The schedules for the water taxis to
Little Corn are coordinated with
flight arrival and departure times;
Big Corn - Little Corn at 10a & 4p
Little Corn - Big Corn at 6:30a & 1:30p
Travel time is 1/2 - 1 hour
depending on weather.
Once you land on Big Corn
Island, claim your luggage and
reconfirm your return flight. From
here you can get a taxi anywhere
on the island for 15 cordobas per
person ($.70). Be firm about going
to your desired/reserved hotel as
many taxi drivers receive
commissions for diverting visitors
to particular hotels .
In the event that you must guarantee your connection with return flights, it
is advisable to overnight on Big Corn Island.
Cost for either water taxi is C$ 110 one-way.
A second boat, "Roger Saul," also
shuttles between the islands. Some
might say that this option is more
comfortable and dryer but also
longer. Departure times:
Big Corn - Little Corn at 8, 10 & 4:30
Little Corn - Big Corn at 6:30, 1:30 & 4