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Corn Islands

About fifty miles from the coast, northeast of the Nicaraguan town of Bluefields, you find the Corn Islands, also known as the forgotten tropical paradise in the Caribbean. Swaying palms, white sandy beaches, exotic fruit trees, on the two islands of Big Corn and Little Corn, you find it all!

  • Exotic island
  • Relax in your hammock
  • Pearl white beaches
  • Excl. domestic flight

Relaxed lifestyle

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Relaxed lifestyle

Previously, these Corn islands were a refuge for pirates and British buccaneers, hence the unknown number of shipwrecks in the turquoise bays. The islanders are descendants from the buccaneers or liberated slaves and mainly make a living by fishing and lobster fishing. Nowadays, tourism is also growing. Recently, many Miskito Indians from the nearby ‘Miskito Coast’ and Nicaraguans have moved to the islands, resulting in a nice mix of populations and languages. The islanders attach great importance to their relaxed lifestyle and the islands are a great place to relax and unwind.

Shipwreck Beach

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Shipwreck Beach

You stay in a beautiful hotel on Big Corn Island that has been managed for years by Dutch owners.  You sleep in comfortable cottages close to the beach. On ‘Shipwreck Beach’ you will find restaurant and bar ‘The Buccaneer’, the perfect spot to wine and dine or to enjoy a tropical cocktail. The island is a green paradise and can easily be explored by foot and by bike.
Tourism is still in its infancy, so there are no large-scale organized tours, but you can go fishing, diving or snorkeling in small groups. Just relaxing on the beach in a hammock with a nice cold drink is also an option of course!

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Wiebe & Franciske

Excellent flight and arrival in Paraiso Beach. Here we walked around for a couple of days, visited the beach and also toured the island with a golf cart. Rigt went horse riding heren, which was all well-organized by people from the Dive-center. The taxi is your easiest way of  transport on the island. It costs very little, 20 cordoba pp to get from A to B. In the evening we always had dinner in a nice restaurant.

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Yvonne

On Big Corn we were warmly welcomed and enjoyed great food and drinks. Friendly staff. One day we went on a snorkeling tour to Little Corn Island. We even saw sharks and a stingray!! The manager has done everything to make us feel comfortable. Marjolein had a birthday there during our stay and got breakfast in bed. Lupe even arranged a birthday cake and a taxi driver lent us music so we could dance the salsa!

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