I Like This Place! Corn Islands

Corn Island Beach
Corn Island Beach

Brian and I made it to Corn Islands on Saturday morning, and it’s very relaxing. There are a few things to do here in Corn Islands: scuba dive, lie on the beach, drink beer and/or rum, eat seafood, relax in the sun and/or shade, repeat. That’s been us for the first 2 days of our stay here. We like it.

We are staying in a really cool “eco-cabin” up a hill with a nice view of the sea. This is our view from the deck/patio, and from our bed.

Los Escapados Corn Island
View from our patio, Corn Islands

Roy, the Aussie who created Los Escapados, calls it “Glamping.”  We’re staying in a very sturdy tent built into the ground with a deck, electricity and a very nice bathroom. The ocean is just downhill, and it’s only a few minutes walk to the dive shop and a number of restaurants, convenience stores and bars. The wind has been pretty strong since we’ve arrived, so we haven’t even needed to use the fan provided in the room. We love it!

Los Escapados
Our eco-cabin at Los Escapados

We have already been for one dive, yesterday morning, with Dos Tiburones Dive Shop, just down the street, which is run by a lovely American woman. The wind is strong and the sea is rough so we were only able to go to a very nearby dive site, and even that less than 10 minute boat ride each way was rough. The dive itself was long but not great, mainly because the waves kept the visibility pretty low. We’re going to walk over for breakfast and see what the plan is for later today. Apparently, the weather forecast doesn’t call for much change in the rough seas while we are here, but we’ll make the best of it. We’re both just happy to be together and relax so we’re not picky! Whatever we do is fun.

Rough Seas Corn Islands
Rough seas Corn Islands

The rough seas have limited the amount of ferries running between Big Corn and Little Corn Islands. We’re staying on Big Corn because I didn’t want to deal with the ferry and I am glad, because they haven’t been running since we arrived. Everyone going between the islands has had to take the container ship and it’s on something like a 1 x a day schedule. As a result, the baseball game that was supposed to happen Saturday night between Big Corn and Little Corn hasn’t happened yet. We are holding out hope that it will one of these nights, as Brian really wants to experience Nicaragua baseball. I’ll keep you posted!

1 thought on “I Like This Place! Corn Islands”

  1. Omg I was stuck taking a ride back from Little Corn to Big Corn on the container ship last year… longest hour at sea of my life! I felt so sick the entire time. We ended up enjoying our stay on Big Corn more anyway (better beaches).
    I recommend having dinner at Comedor Maris – very intimate and delicious food.
    Enjoy your stay on Big Corn!!

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