Corn Island with Caribbean Feeling

Corn Island with Caribbean Feeling

If you want to have the real Caribbean feeling you only have to take a flight from Managua and 1.5 hour later you will come down on Corn Island. The main island has 2.640 inhabitants and is just 6 km2 so you can walk around the entire island. The tourist industry is not yet very developed in spite of the fabulous position, but there are some hotels and restaurants. Take it easy, swim, snorkel at the coral reefs, eat good food, drink rum and dance to a local band.

The island was a popular hideout for the pirates that plundered the Spanish ships on their way to Europe with gold. A few kms southeast of Corn Island lies a Spanish galleon 72 feet down in the sea; and the saying is that there are plenty more to be discovered, probably still with their golden cargo still there. Just bring the diving suit and the spade…