Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the official Maypole festival plan 2013 This has been translated interpreted from the original version in spanish (by yours truly). Objective: Promote the Maypole culture from the Caribbean towns and to contribute to greater tourism Date Time [...]
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I am happy to announce that the third edition of the RightSide Guide print edition is now available in Leon, Managua, Granada, San Juan del Sur, Bluefields, Pearl Lagoon, Big Corn and Little Corn Island! The Maypole edition of the RightSide Guide has info on the history of the celebration, where to check it [...]
Maypole schedule right here! If you were ever going to come visit the area, May is the month to do it! May is when the biggest celebrations happen and the rain is still a month away. The May pole festival is one of the most over-the-top parties in the country and is still “undiscovered” [...]
Take it from me, folks. The gentle Caribbean sea breezes can pick up at a moment’s notice and turn ugly. I recently returned to Bluefields from Corn Island via the cargo ship Capt. D and got a short video of the conditions. Rough!
Long-time readers of the RightSide Guide know that Nicaragua’s beloved airline, La Costeña, does not rank very high on my list of reputable companies. People often ask me why. What has La Costeña done that a traveler should be wary? Why should they consider the more adventurous land route over a quick and easy flight? [...]
Eric tells you how to save $15 (and up to $40) when buying your ticket with La Costeña. And it’s simple!
Just distributed 1000 copies of the latest RightSide Guide magazine on the Pacific side and will be distributing the other 1000 (yes, that’s 2,000 copies total…a thousand more than I had planned!) on the Caribbean side as soon as I can! I am leaving Managua tomorrow morning…goodbye baho and hello rundown! Out of all of [...]
This article was written by Freda Moon, whom I met while in Little Corn Island back in August. She paints a vivid and accurate picture of the visitor’s experience traveling to Little Corn Island. THE darkness was as deep and pure as squid ink. I swiped my foot across the ground, feeling for rocks, roots [...]
Boats, buses and planes all go to Corn Island, but how long does it take and how much does it cost? For an easy way to decide how to get from Managua to the Corn Island, check out this updated transportation graphic with the schedules and costs. Click on the graphic to get a better [...]
An article by Adam Clarke from the Nicaragua Dispatch: LITTLE CORN ISLAND—Canadians coming to Nicaragua is actually pretty common, especially in the colder winter months when the lure of a Central American/Caribbean vacation is only a few mouse clicks away on your favorite travel site. The voyage usually consists of a connecting flight in the [...]
Stop stop stop. Stop planning your volcano boarding trip, stop waxing your surfboard for your big trip to Playa Maderas and stop thinking about your visa run to Costa Rica. What you should be doing is planning to get yourself to Orinoco for the annual Garifuna Day festival…which is also the 100th anniversary of Orinoco! [...]
You may have seen photos of the surfing barrels that roll into the beaches on the Pacific side of Nicaragua, but if you are looking for a more relaxed, tropical style beach, the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua has it! Check out these great selections: 1. Pearl Cays With miles of white sand beaches scattered throughout [...]
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 [...]
Just when you thought you could get away with carrying that rabid dog onto the plane in Managua… “But it’s Nicaragua! C’mon, I know how things work!” you might say to yourself. Sorry, even bribes don’t help. God knows I tried.
If you aren’t sure if snorkeling is better on Big Corn or Little Corn, check out this video take just off Waoula Point on Big Corn Island. I will give you a quick summary: You will see cannons and an anchor from a pirate ship, conchs and nurse sharks, an old steam ship and tropical [...]