About The Corn Islands

This page is dedicated to information about The Corn Islands. They are nestled off Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, are a breathtaking tropical getaway, offering an escape from the daily grind. The Corn Islands are a popular tourist spot, with its unspoiled beaches, clear waters, and lush scenery, draws visitors worldwide. They boast a vibrant cultural heritage, allowing interaction with its warm and friendly locals.

Tourism on the Corn Islands, Nicaragua, is thriving. More people are opting for this serene spot as their holiday retreat. With activities ranging from sunbathing and swimming to scuba diving, snorkeling, local market visits, and savoring authentic Caribbean cuisine, there’s something for everyone. This versatility makes the Corn Islands an ideal destination, catering to families, couples, and solo travelers alike.

The island’s infrastructure has developed over the years to cater to the growing number of tourists, with a variety of accommodation options available, from budget-friendly guesthouses to luxurious resorts. The local government is also investing in sustainable tourism initiatives, ensuring that the islands remain a beautiful and unspoiled destination for generations to come.

Overall, the Corn Islands are a must-visit destination for anyone seeking a tropical getaway. With its stunning scenery, rich cultural heritage, and friendly locals, it truly is a piece of paradise on earth. So pack your bags, book your trip, and get ready to experience the ultimate tropical vacation.

How to get to Corn Island ?

The fastest and most convenient way to get to Corn Island is by plane. Prices for the return flight Managua <–> Corn Island varies, but generally is between $175 and $235, but we book if for you for a DISCOUNTED RATE in combination with our hotel.

La Costena is the only airline servicing Corn Island and usually has 2 flights per day:

Managua à Corn Island: 7 AM  and 2 PM

Corn Island à Managua: 8:30 AM and 3:40 PM

The flight takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes and takes you over the amazing scenic Nicaraguan landscape, filled with volcanos, lakes, rivers and small villages. After about 55 minutes into the flight, you will reach the Caribbean sea. The ocean colors will change slowly from brown to marine blue the closer you get to Corn Island. The landing on Corn Island is dramatic and provides an amazing view of the island, so get your cameras ready.

How to book the flight to Corn Island?

This is the easy part. We book if for you for a DISCOUNTED RATE in combination with our hotel. All you have to do is send us a Whatsapp at +505 89050354 and we get your tickets confirmed in no time. 

About Big Corn island

Big Corn Island is the bigger of the 2 islands and has about 7000 inhabitants. With its 13 stunning beaches of which most are still undiscovered, the island is a true hidden gem in the Caribbean. Big Corn island can be characterized by its authenticity, Creole culture, pureness and lovely people. 

The main economies on the island are tourism and fishing. Lobster is the main source of income for the island still and the island spins around this economy in many ways. 

Big Corn has about 20 restaurants and 30 places to stay, ranging from hostels to resorts. All very easy to reach with a taxi costing you still less than $1 per person.   

Its a hidden gem that offers a truly unique and amazing experience. The island is known for its stunning natural beauty, crystal clear waters, and gorgeous beaches. The locals are friendly and welcoming, making visitors feel right at home.

One of the main attractions of Big Corn Island is its rich cultural heritage. The island has a rich history and is home to many interesting cultural festivals like the Crab Soup festival, during which the island celebrates its liberation from slavery. These festivals offer visitors a glimpse into the island’s rich cultural heritage, while also providing a fun and lively atmosphere.

Not to miss things to do on Big Corn Island are a baseball match, the floating bars, snorkeling and touring the beaches on a scooter. 

About Little Corn Island

The smaller of the 2 Corn Islands is home to about 500 inhabitants and has slightly different characteristics than its big brother in the south. Little Corn Island has no roads and much less beaches, but that makes it very easy to navigate and worth while to visit. 

Little Corn Island has a stronger focus on tourism and in general caters more to back packers than Big Corn Island. Camp fires and gitars can be heard regularly on the main stretch where about 4 bars can be found.   

The things not to miss on Little Corn Island are the beach bar “Fried Fish” on Otto Beach and a dinner at Yemaya’s restaurant.  


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