The Corn Islands are a hidden treasure located approximately 50 miles (80km) off the East coast of Nicaragua in the beautifully serene waters of the Caribbean Sea. In today’s world, they remain a slice of unspoiled paradise, with a unique and pristine underwater world still waiting to be fully discovered.
Once under the rule of the British, the Corn Islands are now part of the Autonomous Region of Nicaragua. There are two islands, Corn Island (also referred to as Great Corn Island or Big Corn Island) and Little Corn Island.
Corn Island is yet to be spoiled by major development and cruise ship-style tourism, and has much to offer the adventurous traveler in the way of sights, activities, and natural beauty. The people here speak primarily Creole-English, and Spanish. Everyone you come across is friendly, and are genuine in their welcoming and helpful manner. Corn Island is the more developed of the two islands, offering many of the creature comforts found at home (Wifi, A/C, hot water, vehicle transportation etc). Although Corn Island does have a few more amenities and luxuries, there is actually less of a foreign presence here than on Little Corn, and it is a great spot to really mingle with the locals and to get the true Nicaraguan island experience.