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Coconuts: The island’s deadliest fruit?

assassin coconut

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 […]

1 of 10 hidden islands

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 […]

Little Corn Island Shows Signs of Growth

Laid Back: Little Corn Island is a popular escape for tourists who want to hide from civilization for a while (photo/ John Morgan)

From the Nicaragua Dispatch: LITTLE CORN ISLAND—On the northern coast of Little Corn Island, a new boutique resort is expected to open within the next few months. The Yemaya Island Retreat will feature 16 luxury cabins, each equipped with hot running water, 24-hour electricity, verandas that overlook the beach, Jacuzzis and an “organic spa.” The […]

RightSide Guide Magazine is Here!

Introducing the first issue of the survival guide to the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, the RightSide Guide magazine! It’s 32 pages packed with information on activities, transport schedules, upcoming festivals and more for the Corn Islands, Bluefields, Pearl Lagoon and Greytown. This edition will be 1,000 copies and, starting in 2013, will be printed every […]

How to pack like a travel ninja.

Sometimes I don’t know if I should laugh or cry. I constantly meet travelers, first timers and veterans, who look like they stepped out of the STA Travel Catalog. I see them wandering around, giant flashy pack on their back, guidebook in hand, looking for a hostel. I know exactly where they are coming from […]