COLLEEN KINDER / THE WASHINGTON POST
Fishing boats rest on the shore of the Corn Islands. Lobster fishing is a popular trade for islanders.
If you go
From Managua, La Costena flies to Big Corn Island (with a brief stop en route in Bluefields). The only transportation to Little Corn, about 30 minutes away, is via public panga boat, weather permitting. About $4.50 one way. lacostena.com.ni
Where to stay
Casa Iguana has very simple but charming cabanas, plus a dining room and lounge, all facing the beach on Little Corn Island. Rooms from $35. casaiguana.net
Yemaya Island Hideaway
The new and first upscale hotel on Little Corn Island, described as “eco-chic,” offering 16 cabanas on the waterfront. Rooms from $300. littlecornhotel.com
The lobster trawlers bob like toys in a bathtub, tipping to and fro with every swell of gray sea. I watch from a crowd of Nicaraguans about to board the day’s last panga, a small open boat that ferries passengers, wondering whether the storm is as bad as it looks.The word I keep overhearing is end“angry.” In Spanish, English and a Creole that sounds like English flipped inside out and set to a beat, everyone’s calling the sea — our only highway — angry.
I just found this article, which originally came out of the Seattle Times Travel section. Thanks so much for this article. I will pass it on to my Farmstay guests who are going on to the Corn Islands. Good up-to-date useful information and a bit of a scoop on the latest happenings on the islands. Good stuff!
We just hosted a family who are living on LCI and it was fascinating to hear all about the progess being made on the island and some of the challenges too. Little doubt though, the Corn Islands are pretty darn close to Paradise! Also, look at the rightsideguide.com too for further information.