corn Island - Nicaragua
With a population of about 6300 people and an area of 13 square kilometers, located in the department of Racs, is composed of two small neighboring islands, this place turns out to be a true Caribbean paris, thanks to its beaches of white sand and clear clear waters Turquoise, its coconut groves, impressive coral reefs, marine life and the immense tranquility of its surroundings.
One of them is Big Corn Island, with its neighborhoods and hills that protrude from its fairly flat surface, and towards the northeast to 15 km is the other Little Corn Island, the island is a bit of tropical paradise, has a surface of 3 km Squares, almost all of this forest covered, is less populated and much more peaceful, Little Corn Island is only accessible by water, there is a connection between both islands. There is a ship that travels back and forth, and that it arrives from one island to the other in half an hour. There are also speedboats.
In this island are the most spectacular places to dive with expert guides, in excellent reefs where they inhabit marine species of incredible colors. Both islands have services of hotels, restaurants and water transport. In Corn island, ground transportation and rental of golf carts, bicycles, motorcycles or horse riding.
The islands are perfect places to practice adventure sports like snorkeling, diving or deep-sea fishing. The reefs are close to the surface, which allows you to observe the same types as when diving, to fishes and sharks. The reefs are close to the coast, allowing snorkeling from the beach to the reefs. But they are also wonderful areas to relax, enjoy the beaches and explore the surroundings with ease, taste and learn the elaboration of the local gastronomy like rondown, rice and beans, seafood soups, variety of coconut shellfish, doff, patty, Coconut cake and on special occasion the crab soup. The islanders have the habit of going out to dance at night in the nightclubs, they dance to Caribbean music, reggea, calypso.
A place that can not miss its visitors is the house of culture that offers samples of art, culture, history, customs and customs of the island. The Alma park of the World, the sunken canyons and the wall of the slaves.
August 27 marks the anniversary of the emancipation of slavery (known by many as crab soup). A beautiful parade of floats takes place, social and cultural act, dances, comparsas. The culmination of the event is a lunch of crab soup and other typical dishes of the Caribbean.
You can buy paintings and works of fiber crafts and natural shells made by the natives. You can also take a boat ride around the Island that will take less than an hour.
how to get there
flights available from Bluefields and also from Managua the capital city of Nicaragua, also public and private boats available from Bluefields island.
Big Corn Island and Little Corn Island (Isle of Maiz) lies at a distance of 70 nautical miles from the Caribbean coast, off the coast of Bluefields town, from Managua via airway 440km in an hour and 45 minutes. The plane lands on the island's runway. There are several daily flights from the airline La Costeña.
You can also get to the islands from Bluefields, taking a plane which only takes 20 minutes or by boat. From the municipal pier, which takes 6 hours. These two islands offer the extraordinary possibility of seeing the Caribbean side of Nicaragua, with its beautiful nature almost unexplored.