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Big Corn Island & Little Corn Island
Corn Islands, Nicaragua

Fifty miles northeast of the Atlantic Coast city of Bluefields, Nicaragua lies one of the Caribbean’s forgotten tropical paradises; The Corn Islands.

The two Corn Islands, Big Corn Island and Little Corn Island are lush with exotic fruit trees, native palms and surrounded by white sand beaches.

A haven for pirates and buccaneers in the 17th century, untold numbers of shipwrecks and treasures still lay scattered along the turquoise shores of The Corn Islands.

The local Islanders, descendant from the original British prospectors and freed slaves, make their living from harvesting lobster and fish from the prolific, offshore fishing banks.

Many Miskito Indians from the nearby “Miskito Coast” as well as Nicaraguans from the “mainland” have moved to Big Corn Island in recent years, diversifying the population and languages overheard on the island. Still, the laid back atmosphere and lifestyle seems to overtake anyone who visits The Corn Islands.

The tourism and hospitality industry is in its infancy! Here you can still get a room for less than $10 in a family run hospedaje and buy an excellent dinner from street vendors for $1.50. The local beer is always cold and you buy rum by the bottle at the restaurants. Adventure travelers seek out The Corn Islands for their fishing (flats and offshore), scuba diving and snorkeling.

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