Corn Islands a Caribbean Paradise
Located 70 kilometers off of Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast are the Corn Islands. These two islands in the Caribbean offer an excellent opportunity to see the Caribbean side of Nicaragua. Beautiful blue water, white sand beaches, amazing reefs and marine life surround the Corn Islands. It should be noted that the islands have a small tourism sector that is still growing. There are not the same amenities that you would find in a more developed place; convenience, however, is quite good with daily flights from Managua and a longer boat ride from Bluefields.
Big Corn Island
The more developed of the two islands is Big Corn Island. It is 10 square kilometers with spectacular beaches where you enjoy swimming. The reef located nearby offers great diving and snorkeling with striking coral structures, located on the island are dive operators. Also while staying on the island you could take a boat tour or go sports fishing. Other activities on Big Corn Island would be horseback riding or explore the island on foot or by bike. The island does have roads and one 12-kilometer road goes around the whole island, this makes a unique way to see the island.
Little Corn Island
From Big Corn Island it is only 15 kilometers to Little Corn Island. This little island is only about 3 square kilometers with no roads or cars; it’s just a tropical paradise. Located on Little Corn Island there are several hotels and restaurants. With the white beaches and turquoise water, you will find nothing but tranquility here. Little Corn Island offers excellent opportunities to go swimming, diving, and snorkeling. Like on Big Corn Island, Little Corn Island has several diving operators so you can go out and enjoy the magnificent Caribbean Sea.