Little Corn Island | A week on a tiny Caribbean island in Nicaragua

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Little Corn Island is the smaller of the Corn Islands, 50 miles off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. It’s an idyllic Caribbean island with crystal clear water which makes it very popular for scuba diving.

After flying from Managua to Bluefields and then to Big Corn Island, we then took a 30 minute boat (known as a Panga) to Little Corn. With no cars or roads, you have to get around the traditional way….walking. Lots of the hotels/hostels will help carry your bags (in wheelbarrows) to wherever you need to go, although bear in mind that most places are within 20-30 minutes walk of the dock.

We spent just under a week on Little Corn Islands, staying mainly at Little Corn Bed and Breakfast ( which was around $90 USD per night. However, there is a wide range of options. We were offered a room for $7 USD a night, and also stayed one night a Carlito’s place which is more of a beach shack but still perfectly comfortable for $25 USD per night. The expensive place that we tried to get a room at when we first arrived can be up to $300 USD per night but honestly, it didn’t seem worth it.

It’s a quiet, sleepy island where most people are either relaxing on the beach, swimming, snorkelling scuba diving or fishing. There was quite a lot of seaweed floating in the water and washing up on the beach, but Little Corn B&B did a good job of cleaning it up. Plus it’s only close to the shore so when you take the boat out to the reef to go snorkelling, the water is crystal clear.

Here’s a few travel tips if you’re visiting Little Corn:

– There are no ATMs on the island so make sure you take cash out before you fly or get cash out on Big Corn

– There is no electricity on Little Corn between 6am and 1pm so make sure you charge your stuff over night or bring a power bank

– The two restaurants that we usually ate at were really good: Tranquilo Cafe and Lobster Inn, both of which are near the dock on the West side of Little Corn Island


0:00 – Flight from Managua to Corn Islands
1:44 – Boat shuttle to Little Corn Island
2:13 – Accommodation Search
4:32 – Snorkelling on Little Corn
7:17 – Fishing in the Caribbean

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