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!
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 [...]
Check out this video to see a cool representation of a visit to the corn islands:
Imagine yourself swinging gently in your hammock strung up between two coconut trees on the beach, rum and coke in hand, listening to the blue waves break over the coral reef. Last night you were out dancing to reggae and soca music with the locals until 3am, and right now you can smell the seafood [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It was a piece of ocean debris unlike anything the Caribbean currents had ever washed ashore before. But what was this giant pipe? Who did it belong to? And where did it come from? LITTLE CORN ISLAND- Some 43 miles off Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, and just a 30-minute boat ride from Big Corn Island, Little [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Here are a few shots I took during Big Corn Island’s Crab Soup Festival last month.
Hey, something to celebrate! Nicaragua was recently named second on LP’s list of top budget travel destinations. That means for North Americans it ranks #1 because getting to Bangladesh is about three times as expensive as a round trip ticket to Managua. But before you buy your ticket, you will need to take into account [...]
Last night I got the exciting news that the hottest rising stars in the Miskitu music scene, the Cangrejo Man Band, is doing a first-ever Caribbean coast tour. First ever not just for the Cangrejo Man Band, but this route by sea down the Caribbean coast is a first for any band! They will be [...]
“Dis is where all a dem wan to be,” said the rasta chipping coconuts on the beach. His creole accent was thick, but it wasn’t hard to understand what he was saying. “Dis” is the Caribbean coast. “All a dem” is everybody who isn’t on the Caribbean coast. Finding your way off the tourist trail [...]