Isla de Maiz, Nicaragua
Isla de Maiz (Little Corn Island) and Big Corn island are located about 70 km east off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. Tourism on Little Corn island is still in its infancy.
Snorkeling, scuba diving, and ocean fishing are all excellent. Big corn island is quite picturesque. Visitors can experience the tropical nature of the island by hiking into the hills. There are two big beaches and lots of tiny and remote ones. A boat trip around the island will showcase its natural beauty. Picnic Beach (the picnic center) is the cleanest and most beautiful, with fine sand and gentle waves.
Things to see and do
* Snorkeling & scuba diving
* Hiking & kayaking
* Boat trip around islands
* Picnic Beach
* Ocean fishing
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Gold Cordoba (NIO)
Language – Spanish
Land Area - 10 km² (Big Corn Island) 2 km² (Little Corn Island)
Population – 6,200 (Great Corn) 1,200 (Little Corn)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 505
Port Location - The port is at Southwest Bay of Big Corn Island.
Transport Links – The Corn Islands are about 70 km away from Bluefields. Corn Island Airport in the barrio of Brig Bay is served by Atlantic Airlines and La Costeña from Bluefields and Managua. Big Corn Island can be reached by a ferry that departs once a week from El Rama through the Escondido River with its mouth at Bluefields.
Almost everyone reaches the island via the twice-daily panga (ferry), which leaves Big Corn Island at 10AM and 4:30PM, and leaves Little Corn at 7AM and 2PM. The ride takes between 30 and 45 minutes and can get very rough.