Exploring the island will take most of a day, but not much more. Make sure to hike up to the lighthouse nestled in a sea of mango trees on the hill. Climb it to get a bird’s eye view of the island. Stroll along the beaches to get a real feel for the beauty of the island. In the village, stop and talk to one of the dive shops about getting on a snorkeling trip or, if you are staying for a while, sign up to get your diving certification. If you would rather see the fish on your plate than in the water, have a fishing guide take you offshore and bring your catch back to any number of restaurants who will cook it for you. Or if yoga isn’t too much of a stretch, check out Firefly Studio yoga and massage located at the Little Corn Beach and Bungalow. Ther is also a kiteboarding outfit on the island, offering classes as well as guiding other adventure and cultural tours. And of course horse riding trips can be found.
Little Corn Island might offer more to see and do under the water than on the island. There are two PADI dive shops on the island, both offer fun dives for first-timers, open water certification and rescue diving/emergency first response courses.
Dive Little Corn – Offers specialty courses such as underwater photography and naturalist, among others. http://divelittlecorn.net/
Dolphin Dive – While most of the certifications can be done within a week’s time, Dolphin Dive offers PADI Divemaster certification which is an internship spanning 6-8 weeks. http://www.dolphindivelittlecorn.com/
Derek’s Place – Now has a little dive shack by the sea. http://www.dereksplacelittlecorn.com/en/info/servicios.html
High resolution photo of Dive Little Corn’s dive map…
Find a hammock on the beach and relax mon…
Mango season hits right around April and goes on until about August. Take a walk through the North end of the island and shake a few mangoes off the trees.
Be sure to check out the calendar to see if anything special is happening soon.
Remember: During Nov – Jan the seas can get very rough and sometimes the pangas and ferries will not operate. You may get a day’s notice, but often they will decide on the spot whether or not to risk it. People have been stuck in Little Corn for days at a time, so keep that in mind if you have a flight scheduled.
Little Corn Island is a bit more tranquilo than its big brother, but there are some good places worth putting on your dancing shoes and stretching your legs.
Aguila’s Bar – (beer C$35) is a pool hall/disco that plays a good selection of dancehall reggae. Open nightly and gets pretty busy on special occasions and holidays.
Happy Hut – Well-hidden, small and lit only with blacklights, this local’s joint is often packed dancing room only. Don’t be surprised if it isn’t open.
Tranquilo’s - Theme nights, pub quizzes and Saturday night bonfires make this a popular hangout spot for backpackers.
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