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Little Corn Island

Ultimate guide (August 2023)
Little Corn Island (Isla Pequena del Maiz) is an island with the best beaches in Nicaragua. It's rather wild place, though every year there are more and more tourists. Shore and seabed: sand. [edit]
This island ranks #2 of the "Best islands in Central America"
Rating: 8.9 - 899 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 12.290697, -82.981727
See also: Best beaches in Little Corn Island

Hotels [edit]

There are few hotels in the island, but they are poorly presented in international booking systems. In addition, some older accomodation options were closed recent years, but the new ones are opening now.

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How to get there [edit]

Fly to Managua International Airport (MGA). Next fly to Corn Island Airport (RNI). Next take a ferry from Big island to Little island.

If you have enough time, it is possible to get from Managua to Corn Islands by land / sea. It will be an exciting journey and costs cheaper than fly by the plane. The route is as follows:

- take a bus from Managua (depart from Costa Atlantica Terminal / Mercado Ivan Montenegro at 9 pm) to Rama port (arrive at 3 am);

- take a river taxi from Rama to Bluefields (boat ride takes 1.5 hours and arrives to Bluefields at 7-8 am);

- take a ferry from Bluefields to Big Corn Island (Bluefields Express - Rio Escondido: depart Wednesday at 9 am, back - Thursday at 9 am, one way road takes 5 hours).

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When to go [edit]

From December to April, as summer half of the year is the rainy season on the islands.

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See also other islands nearby:

Nicaragua, Big Corn Island, Sally Peachie beach 8.4
16 km to the south-west
Location: Central America, Nicaragua, Corn Islands
Rating: 8.4 (357 votes)
Colombia, San Andres island, palm beach 8.5
140 km to the east
Location: South America, Colombia
Rating: 8.5 (998 votes)
Colombia, Providencia island, Manzanillo beach, palm tree over water 8.7
210 km to the north-east
Location: South America, Colombia
Rating: 8.7 (1032 votes)
Panama, Bocas Del Toro, Colon island, Starfish beach, chairs 8.5
340 km to the south
Location: Central America, Panama
Rating: 8.5 (296 votes)
Costa Rica, Isla Tortuga island, boat 7.9
350 km to the south-west
Location: Central America, Costa Rica
Rating: 7.9 (961 votes)
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