Despite its name, Pueblo Nuevo isn’t a new village. It was when it was founded fifty years ago, but since then it has grown to become the center village of a sprawling rural area where people walk days to reach the nearest health clinic. Several US universities along with the Caribbean coast’s largest development organization […]
From the desk of Noticias de Bluefields – A young tourist named Noel, age 23, who was vacationing on Little Corn Island lost his life yesterday (15 January), accidentally, when he tied his hammock between coconut trees and one fell on top of him. Last night the municipal authorities and islanders held a vigil at the […]
I love this photo. Special thanks to Bruce who took this amazing shot right outside his front yard.
I just found this article that (again) sings the praises of the Corn Islands. There are no cars on Little Corn. No buzz of motorcycles, no throttle or honk of any sort disturbs the air. You hear just two things as you wind around the cement footpath that is this island’s only thoroughfare: the crash […]
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Wow, it’s a collection of old photos/illustrations capturing old-tyme Bluefields (and a few of Port and Island)! If one of them is yours, sorry. I grabbed them from an array of different sites scattered around the w e b.
This is an excerpt from a great little travel blog by some great travel bloggers I recently met on the island. “Hurry up boy, dem fish be gone soon!” Elton playfully shouts as we hurriedly load up his tiny two-man fiberglass canoe. Today there’s three of us, and with all the gear, it’ll be a […]
So the story goes! This is breaking news that I just picked up on today and will repost as I get more information. So far what I heard is that this pile of old bones was found in a pile of discarded seashells and has been named Angie. Apparently Angie represents the first known presence […]
It’s that time ladies and gentlemen! Grab your drum and head out to Orinoco where the party has already started for Garifuna Day! I won’t give up too many details other than you can expect great food, a fun live band from Honduras or Belize and lots of people dancing with fast feet and hips […]
This just in! The Corn Islands got a little write up from an adventurous freelancer for the Washington Post. The lobster trawlers bob like toys in a bathtub, tipping to and fro with every swell of gray sea. I watch from a crowd of Nicaraguans about to board the day’s last panga, or public ferryboat, wondering […]
Engine broke! Repairs needed! Out Of Commission! That’s right, the trusted ferry between El Rama, Bluefields and Corn Island is not going anywhere until the motor gets fixed. And who knows how long that will be! So if you are planning your trip to Corn Island the cheap and easy way, well, it won’t be […]
It’s a term that is getting thrown around more and more lately. Buuuut what exactly does that mean? Here is a chart to help confuse you: If that didn’t do the trick, try this one: So what exactly is sustainable tourism? I think the truth lies somewhere in between the two: Often it is summed […]
I am a big fan of casinos. We have two here in Bluefields, the Oasis and the Texas, both of which are good fun for the person who enjoys hitting the machines and can spare to lose C$100 ($4) over the course of an hour. Below is a post submission about some of the other […]
This just in from Yahoo! travel: Unspoiled and isolated, hidden islands are vacation bait for anyone with escapist tendencies. Protected from crowds and the stress of modern life, these retreats will allow you to become one with nature, soak up local culture, and live in paradise. So go ahead and become a castaway for a […]
Ladies and Gentlemen, for the first time in 28 years the Caribbean Coast baseball team has won the Nicaraguan National Championship! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Nicaraguan baseball, it’s like saying the Boston Redsox won the World Series. Miracles do happen! It was a real clencher right from the start. The Managua […]