Corn Island Beach Extension
|Corn Island Beach Extension
|Central America, Nicaragua
Only 50 miles off the coast of the mainland, the Corn Islands are a little bit of Caribbean paradise in Latin America. Spend two nights on laidback Big Corn (locals just call it ‘Corn Island’, whereas its diminutive neighbour is termed ‘Little Corn’), surrounded by a sea of ever-changing emerald and turquoise colours. At only 10 square kilometres the island is perfect for exploring on foot or by bike, with excellent snorkelling, diving and kayaking on offer in the warm Caribbean sea.
Tropical waters – Relax on white-sand beaches, or swim in a marine wonderland with coral reefs full of tropical fish
Day 1 Trip begins at Managua airport
We join our trip at 12pm at Managua’s Augusto C. Sandino airport (MGA). If you are extending this trip from our Nicaragua – Land of Lakes and Volcanoes tour (trip code: NIC), you will have a transfer booked from the last hotel of your tour to the airport. For anyone else, we can arrange a night’s accommodation plus a transfer if you require it, just speak to our sales team prior to booking.
The flight departs in the afternoon, arriving onto Corn Island at approximately 3pm, and there is an airport shuttle to the hotel. As this tour is unescorted, without a Tour Leader, there will be a representative of the hotel waiting for you when you touch down on the shores of the balmy Caribbean.
The rest of the afternoon can be spent getting your bearings on this small island. No resorts line the coast here, time seems to tick by more slowly and you’ll quickly leave any worries behind as the magic of this sleepy island wins you over. Taxis or golf carts are cheap, making it easy to get around. There are also long stretches of coastline to walk and enjoy the views of turquoise ocean.
Day 2 Free day on Corn Island
Today is free for you to make the most of this idyllic location. The hotel can help you organise snorkelling and scuba excursions. Alternatively, take a boat trip to contrast Corn Island with its smaller, carless neighbour Little Corn. Little Corn feels very remote – lined with palm trees just like its bigger neighbour, the water is so clear that you can see the grains of sand rippling along the bottom. Despite it’s holiday-brochure look, it attracts travellers from all over the world, and while undoubtedly scenic it doesn’t have the sense of real Caribbean life that Corn Island has. If you fancy a boat trip today, contrasting the two islands gives a great overview of this slice of Latin American Caribbean.
Whatever you choose to do today (another good option is simply doing nothing!), seafood should be on the menu for dinner. While the hotel does have a restaurant, there are also other options on the beach that the hotel can recommend, serving fresh, seasonal seafood like snapper or lobster, with breadfruit, yucca or plantains on the side.
Day 3 Free morning on Corn Island; depart for Managua
We aim to book a flight back to Managua at approximately 3pm today (airline schedules are subject to change), so you can make the most of your final morning on the island.
On arrival to Managua, you’ll be picked up and transferred for a final night at a nearby hotel, for your last evening in Nicaragua.
Day 4 Trip ends in Managua
Your trip ends today in Managua, and you can depart at any time. If your flight is departing later in the day, luggage storage facilities are available at our hotel. A complimentary transfer will be provided for you when leaving Nicaragua today.