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Little Corn Island, Nicaragua

Isla de Maiz (Little Corn Island) and Big Corn island are located about 70 km east off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. Tourism on Little Corn island is still in its infancy, however it has grown considerably, with its many surrounding coral reefs making it a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Big Corn Island is quite picturesque and tropical. There are two big beaches and lots of tiny and remote ones. A boat trip around the island will showcase its natural beauty. Picnic Beach (the picnic center) is the cleanest and most beautiful, with fine sand and gentle waves.

Things to see and do

* Snorkeling & scuba diving
* Hiking & kayaking
* Boat trip around islands
* Picnic Beach
* Ocean fishing

General Information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Gold Cordoba (NIO)
Language – Spanish
Land Area - 10 km² (Big Corn Island) 2 km² (Little Corn Island)
Population – 6,200 (Great Corn) 1,200 (Little Corn)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 505

Port Location - The port is at Southwest Bay of Big Corn Island.

Transport Links – The Corn Islands are about 70 km away from Bluefields. Corn Island Airport in the barrio of Brig Bay is served by Atlantic Airlines and La Costeña from Bluefields and Managua. Big Corn Island can be reached by a ferry that departs once a week from El Rama through the Escondido River with its mouth at Bluefields.

Little Corn Island is only accessible by a ferry that departs from Big Corn Island.

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