Little Corn Island

Little Corn Island was inhabited decades ago when largely English-speaking settlers discovered its beauty and location off the coast of Nicaragua. The island maintains a very remote feel with many beaches nearly deserted or deserted for most of the year. Little Corn Island is truly a place to get away from it all. There are several excellent lodging options, but don’t expect Western-style luxury. Nature lovers and those with a sense of adventure may prefer Little Corn to Big Corn. An inexpensive boat transfer is available to the smaller, sister island from Big Corn. The journey involves a pleasant eight-mile trip. On Little Corn Island electricity is only available between 2 p.m. and 6 a.m. There are no motor vehicles of any kind on the island. On the leeward side, the local waterfront village includes about 1,000 residents. There is a coral reef for diving and a baseball diamond where local games are a great way to breathe in some culture. 

Little Corn Island Beach

If you’re looking for a Little Corn Island beach, take the short walk around the island and you’ll stumble upon numerous small beaches along the way, most without a soul on them. There are about a dozen beaches around the island’s perimeter, about half on the north side. The two main beaches nearest to where the boats arrive are Majagua Beach on the northwest side and Jokeman Beach on the southeast side. The island is shaped like an upside down, lower case “b” with a peninsula along the southern end with an undulating bay. The majority of popular beaches lie on the southern end.

Little Corn Island Hotels

Farm Peace & Love is one of the most unique and well-known lodging options. The owner rents out one spacious room in the main house and offers a small, basic cottage based a short walk from her home. The property, which includes a small private beach, is expansive and the service is personalized. The farm is truly remote, natural, and beautiful. Closest to the port there are four hotels, Hotel Los Delfines being the most modern. On the east side, Little Corn Beach and Bungalow and Casa Iguana, perched on a hilltop with magnificent views, are also popular with visitors and acclaimed for their services and facilities. A little farther south are three set-ups offering inexpensive beach bungalows and waterfront restaurants, all with frequently changing names. The north side has just two accommodation choices, both interesting for their designs and welcome for their excellent meals.

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