Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua
Puerto Corinto is located on the northwest Pacific coast of Nicaragua. It is a small coastal town with untouched beaches and idyllic tropical surroundings. The streets of Corinto are lined with quaint little shops and lovely church buildings.
The completely deserted and breathtaking Isla El Cardon is worth a visit. Locals will be able to take you to this remote little island by boat at a reasonable rate. Other important sights include Chinandega, the Colonial City of Leon and San Jacinto.
Things to see and do
* Isla El Cardon
* Hill 14 – Abandoned police/military fort
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Gold Cordoba (NIO)
Language – Spanish
Population – 20,000 approx
Land Area - 4,926 km² (Chinandega department)
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 situated at Corinto.
Transport Links – To access Nicaragua, visitors fly into the international airport in Managua. Flights from the U.S. arrive from Houston, Miami, or Atlanta. Managua is also serviced by American Airlines, Continental, Taca, Aeromexico and Delta.
International buses are available between Managua and San Jose, Costa Rica (also stopping briefly in Rivas and Granada), San Salvador, El Salvador (stopping briefly in Leon) and Honduras. Some buses will continue to Panama City or Guatemala City.