Pearl Lagoon

Rock in by bus or fly in by boat, it doesn’t matter how you get to Pearl Lagoon as long as you stay for a few days before leaving. Nearly everybody speaks creole English and are usually very willing to talk. It is a very friendly place and a great jump-off point for the Pearl Cays and communities in the lagoon basin.

Map of Pearl Lagoon Dec 2012

History

From Wikipedia: About a century ago it was considered to be the second capital of the Miskito Kingdom when the last Mosco king took up residence in the city. He arrived there after Henry Clarence deposed him in Bluefields in 1894.

At that time, Pearl Lagoon was called “the Granada of the Mosquitia by one of the Conquistadores of the Pacific Coast (the Caribbean side wasn’t a part of NIcaragua) because of its beauty and the booming ship traffic. An 18th century cannon situated in the main street of the city has an inscription commemorating battles between liberal and conservative factions.

Culture

Most of the inhabitants are Creole but a large number of Miskito and some Garifuna are present. Similar to Bluefields, May Pole ( Palo De Mayo) is a big celebration among the people.

The main communities are Haulover, Kahkabila, Marshall Point, Pearl Lagoon, Orinoco, La Fe, Raitipura, Brown Bank, Tasbapounie, Set Net, Wawashan, San Vicente and Awas.

 

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