The corn islands are two isles of the Caribbean shore of Nicaragua. There is big corn and the more prevalent island to visit is little corn (Isla Pequeña del Maíz). There are no cars, nonetheless, there is actually no need for cars on an isle you can hike round in about 4 hours. The vibe is very relaxed and you could feel life slow down whenever you are there.
It is a popular destination, nonetheless, we frequently shared the seashore with just a few additional people. This might get improved in the near future. The Corn Islands of Nicaragua are certainly off the beaten track, you will see all the benefits of this on your trip.
A Few Beaches
Being an island, you will want to spend several times in the waves, correct? Swimming is calmest on the southwest side of the island — visit a place-Arenas beach. Victoria beach is most renowned, found on the northeast turn. Long Bay is on the southeast side nonetheless out of the means — you might want to take a taxi. We also loved Picnic Beach on the corn island.
As we stated earlier, there is a secret quiet beach for those who want calm and quiet.
Tarpon Channel is a diving site in front of Casa Iguana. This cut over the reef has wild rock creations, schools of eagle rays as well as lookdowns as well as, yes, Tarpon. On numerous events, we’ve had a close meeting with a big resident hammerhead shark. Almost every site offers the probability of spotting schools of jacks, barracudas, African pompanos in addition to Big kingfish, permit, Cobia and further. One of the dive sites, Tarpon Channel, is famous for hammerhead sharks toward visit Nicaragua from time to time in corn island. We went here on my fifth dive exclusively to try to see these subtle creatures, but unhappily we did not have any luck.
The museum in this wood building, next toward the stadium will not hold your courtesy very long by its pictures of ancient beauty queens, conserved lobsters as well as an assortment of John Grisham books, but there are a pair of pre-Columbian pots in Nicaragua. If you drive at the end of the day, you might be capable to watch local jamming in the music room.
Ebenezer Baptist Church
This little church with its remarkable tower was originated in the 1850s and is a local milestone on the north sideways of the corn island.
If you are a normal Caribbean tourist who is tired of the culture-less set deals, then a trip toward the Corn Islands is worth it. Just to see the unaffected multi-lingual, multi-cultural combination that is actually the Caribbean and simultaneously 100% Nicaraguan, then the Corn Islands, both Big Corn and Little Corn, might be more worth a visit.