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Little Corn Island

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Eat: This info is already provided in the section "Sleep"
There's not a whole lot to see on the island, per se, other than the deep blue sea. There are a couple of tiny and uninteresting '''churches''', and a couple of '''sunken boats''' to gaze at offshore.
A run down '''"lighthouse"''' lies on the northwestern-ish part of the island, next to the giant cell phone tower that dwarfs it. It´s climbable and offers an awesome view of the whole island, but take care on the ladder, and think twice if you´re afraid of heights.
There is a '''football (soccer) field''' in the center of the island which might see an impromtu match a couple times a year, and a newly renovated '''baseball field''' further north from the lighthouse. When there's a local series going, you can see the equivalent of the best of old fashioned small town baseball, with a great mix of local islanders, ex-pats, and tourists in the bleachers.
==Do==
*<do name="Dance &amp; Party" alt="" address="Happy Hut &amp; Eagle Bar" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Two Local dance clubs, on a Saturday nights full of locals & tourists having a great time on the dance floor & in the party scene...</do>
*<do name="Radio Likkle I" alt="" address="By the Basketball Court" directions="" phone="" url="www.radio-carib.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Local Community Radio Station also offers Cheap Internet and has local music for sale as fundraiser to help their operations...</do>
===Diving===
* <do name="Dive Little Corn" alt="" address="" directions="just south of the dock" phone="" url="http://divelittlecorn.net/" hours="8AM-5:30PM daily" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">A 5 Star center dive shop (awarded to dive shops that excel in all of PADI's environmental, safety and certification standards), that can do PADI courses up through assistant instructor. The first shop in the country does three dives daily and has certified several local dive masters. Join them for regular trips to Blowing Rock or beach cleanup days. Check with their webpage for updated specials. Kayaks, snorkeling trips and gear available. Visa and MC accepted. One of the largest local employers on the island. Same owner as Casa Iguana.</do>
*<do name="Dolphin Dive" alt="" address="at Hotel Delfines" directions="south of the dock" phone="+505 8917 9717" urlemail="[email protected]" hoursfax="" priceurl="http://www.dolphindivelittlecorn.com/" lathours="" longprice="">Managed by a new team, PADI courses are available up through dive master, they employ locals, and profits remain on the island.</do>
*<do name="Dance & Party" alt="" address="Happy Hut & Eagle Bar" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Two Local dance clubs, on a Saturday nights full of locals & tourist having a great time on the dance floor & in the party scene...<'''massage/do>===Divingyoga'''===* <do name="Dive Little Corn" alt="" address="" directions="just south of the dock" phone="" url="http://divelittlecorn.com/" hours="8AM-5:30PM daily" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">A well-run 5 Star Gold Palm dive shop (awarded to dive shops that excel in all of PADI's environmental, safety and certification standards), that can do PADI courses up through assistant instructor. The first shop in the country does three dives daily and has certified several local dive masters. Join them for regular trips to Blowing Rock or beach cleanup days. Check with their webpage for updated specials. Kayaks, snorkeling trips and gear available. Visa and MC accepted. One of the largest local employers on the island. Same owner as Casa Iguana.</do>
* <do name="Dolphin Dive" alt="" address="'''Firefly Yoga and Massage Studio''' located at Hotel Delfines" directions="south Little Corn Beach and Bungalow (LCBB) offers daily yoga classes (mats provided) and Swedish and Rolfing type massage by appointment. The comfortable environment is enveloped by jungle with jungle sounds and the sound of the dock" phone="+505 8917 9717" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://wwwsea in the background.dolphindivelittlecorn.com/" hours="" price="">Managed by a new team, this The Studio is the other well-run dive shop on the open to all islandvisitors and residents. PADI courses are available up through dive master, they employ locals, Little Corn Beach and profits remain Bungalow owners provide free yoga classes for their employees on the islandThursdays. Contact Firefly Studio at [email protected] or call LCBB at 011 505 8 333 0956.</do>
===Fishing===
Fishing out of Little Corn is casual and often productive. No license required, just rods in PVC rod holders while trolling ballyhoo baits from an open 20 ft panga. Elvis and Alfonso can be contacted by asking in the village. Elvis charges $35 per person for a 3 hr trip. King mackerel, barracuda, and mahi mahi (dorado) are surprisingly abundant. They offer the best in locally guided trips, and are great guys who will make your day, no matter what you catch.
'''Fly Fishing Little Corn:''' A great guy named Brandon offers a full service fly fishing charter on Little Corn Island. Try your hand at catching the elusive Bonefish, Tarpon or Permit. Or go for all three for a "Grand Slam". Along with these on shore fish, you can to go for big game fish off shore. He offers lessons in fly fishing and casting, he'll have you casting and catching fish in no time. No equipment? No problem. Fly Fishing Little Corn has a selection of rods, reels, and lines available to be booked with our charters. Prices start at $50/person. Check out the website for more information: '''www.flyfishinglittlecorn.com'''
'''Little Corn Fishing Charters'''
==Eat==
 *<eat name="Little Corn Beach & Bungalow" alt="" address="Cocal Beach, Breezy Side" directions="Directly East from the dock" phone="01150583330956" url="http://littlecornbb.com" hours="open daily" price="from $30" lat="" long="">Little Corn Islands newest eco friendly resort has immaculate bungalows all with ensuite bathrooms with hot showers situated right on the beach. Turned Turtle Restaurant and Bar has great margaritas and Pina Coladas and serves bistro style food with an island flare at good prices with the most timely and friendly service on their side of the island. Breakfasts start at $3.50 and they offer a bottomless cup of brewed coffee bar, lunches start at $4.50, four course gourmet dinners start at $9 and require no reservations. Kayak and snorkeling rental available. Another plus, owners manage and live on site.</eat> *<eat name="Tranquilo Cafe" alt="" address="Front side" directions="On the beach, conveniently situated between the two dive shops" phone="001-505-8361 3758" url="http://www.tranquilocafe.com" [email protected]" hours="11-9 daily (closed thursdays)" price="$2-$8.50" lat="" long="">American style bistro/cafe with quality food, and excellent, fast (especially for Central Am.), service. Appetizers include Bruschetta & "Catch of the Day" Ceviche. Entrees: Big and juicy cheeseburgers, fresh fish tacos, grilled chicken sandwiches, and quesadillas. Great veggie offerings as well. Nightly dinner specials that include home-made mac & cheese, wing night, fish & chips. Huge home-made chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies, brownies, & home-made rum cake. Ice Cream. Fresh brewed hot and iced Nicaraguan coffees, local fruit juice "frescos", smoothies, cocktails, and ice cold beer (including Guinness!). The place to go before or after a dive. Famous for their twice weekly Bonfire Parties, "Pub Quiz", and DJ nights. Also features free WiFi, a gift shop that showcases local crafts, as well as t-shirts and traveler necessities</eat> * <eat name="Cool Spot" alt="" address="" directions="south of the port" phone="" url="" hours="" price="mains C$75-135" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">This popular place straddles the sidewalk, but it´s all about the beachside stand where you can pull up a barstool bar stool and get something cold to drink, or partake in their simple but tasty meals.</eat>
* <eat name="Habana Libre" alt="" address="" directions="just north of the port" phone="" url="" hours="" price="mains from C$100" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Open only randomly during a recent visit, this spot serves up delicious chicken and pork dishes. Some of the specialties require advance ordering. If you hang around long enough, you'll get an ear full from the owners about their anti-foreigner sentiments, which is ironic since the husband is from Cuba.</eat>
* <eat name="Farm Peace &amp; Love" alt="" address="" directions="north side of island, just east of Ensueños" phone="" url="http://www.farmpeacelove.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Paola is a lovely Italian woman, cooking up truly superb Italian fare out of her house. A 3 course dinner runs US$15/person, and ingredients are often grown fresh on her farm. Reservations are needed 24 hours in advance, either by dropping by or having Dive Little Corn or Casa Iguana contact her by radio.</eat>
*<eat name="Casa Iguana Bar, Restaurant &amp; LoungeCaptain Tony's Seafood Restaraunt" alt="" address="Blue Water Beach, Breezy Side" directions="towards From Little Corn Beach and Bungalow, facing the southeastwater, head south from 1 minute to the port and follow left along the signscoast" phone="" url="http://www.casaiguana.net/restaurant.html" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Guests and visitors are welcome to dine and lounge in the spacious lodge. Traditional breakfast served Captain Tony is a fun Louisiana expat who runs this very small kitchen with fresh fruit in a timely manner few beach tables. The place is notable for $6. Small snacks & free organic fair trade coffee are available self serve station all day long (patrons can donate money to the children's reading room). Fresh fruit juices and cocktails, great view having some of the entire breezy side of cheapest beer on the island. A 3 course meal He also gives you a "Boca" or snack, commonly guacamole with breadfruit, with every night prepared beer you order. If you end up going fishing with local ingredients Elvis, Tony will clean and fresh caught fish for about $15 UScook you whatever you catch. A vegetarian option/dietary restriction options Locals are always available. Full bar. Sample menus hanging around this area, and it's a good place to have a beer and details converse with some of the more interesting characters on websitethe island. You can also sleep in the cabinas along the beach, ask for Steadman (10$/night)</eat>
*<drink eat name="Dereks Place Bed and BreakfastTranquilo Cafe" alt="" address="Little Corn Island, NicaraguaFront side" directions="NE Corner of islandOn the beach, conveniently situated between the two dive shops" phone="001-505-8361 3758" url="http://www.dereksplacelittlecorntranquilocafe.com" [email protected].com" hours="11-9 daily (closed thursdays)" price="$42-9+$8.50" lat="" long="">No matter if youre a guest or notAmerican style bistro/cafe with quality food, you must make reservations to eat in fast service. Appetizers include Bruschetta & "Catch of the Day"Family Style" mealsCeviche. Delicious mealsEntrees: Big and juicy cheeseburgers, fresh fish tacos, grilled chicken sandwiches, meat or vegetarian dishesand quesadillas. Great veggie offerings as well. Specialties Nightly dinner specials that include Brick Oven Pizzahome-made mac & cheese, Coconut breadwing night, fish & chips. Fresh brewed hot and iced Nicaraguan coffees, local fruit dishesjuice "frescos", smoothies, cocktails, and ice cold beer. Often with Famous for their twice weekly Bonfire Parties, "Pub Quiz", and DJ nights. Also features free WiFi, a cozy bonfire gift shop that showcases local crafts, as well as t-shirts and hammocks on the beach.traveler necessities</drinkeat>
*<eat name="Captain Tony's Seafood Restaraunt" alt="" address="Blue Water Beach, Breezy Side" directions="From Little Corn Beach and Bungalow, facing the water, 1 minute to the left along the coast" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Captain Tony is a fun Louisiana expat who runs this very small kitchen with a few beach tables. The place is notable for having some of the cheapest beer on the island. He also gives you a "Boca" or snack, commonly guacamole with breadfruit, with every beer you order. If you end up going fishing with Elvis, Tony will clean and cook you whatever you catch. Locals are always hanging around this area, and it's a good place to have a beer and converse with some of the more interesting characters on the island. You can also sleep in the cabinas along the beach, ask for Steadman (10$/night)</eat>
Beer is available at most guesthouses and restaurants around the island, as is the usual Flor de Caña rum.
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==Drink==
 
'''Little Corn Beach and Bungalow's "Turned Turtle Bar and Restaurant"''' on Cocal Beach offers what they term "island famous" margaritas, homemade Pina Coladas and the island version of a mudslide, "Jeff's Mudhole". Homemade corn chips with salsa and guacamole and maybe the islands only "crispy" french fries are all offered along with their friendly beach side service. The bar and beach is a great place to laze the day away in a hammock and enjoy a drink or three.
'''Tranquilo Cafe'''. Front side. Lots of Happy Hour Specials from 5-7pm, and the best place on the island to be "seen", share travel stories, and enjoy the view and sunset. Besides beer (including Guinness), it has the largest cocktail menu on the island. Also fresh brewed hot and iced Nicaraguan coffees, local fruit juice "frescos", smoothies. Famous for their twice weekly Bonfire Parties and DJ nights. Also features free WiFi until 10pm for those who can put down that iPhone while chilling. Until late, depending on the crowd.
*<drink name="Casa Iguana Lodge" alt="" address="East Side" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.casaiguana.net" hours="7am-11pm" price="" lat="" long="">Providing an ample liquor selection as well as fresh juices and cold beers with the best view on the island. Home of the "Basilito" and the "Victona." Great tunes and neat people ooze out this place. Don't miss the board games on a lazy day or at night, which can get pretty heated. This is the original spot that started it all on the island and is completely unpretentious and very welcoming. Much better to sit here watching a real view rather than people watching on the front side. Bonus, a huge snorkeling reef is right below the lodge.</drink>
*<eat name="Casa Iguana Bar, Restaurant Lounge" alt="" address="" directions="towards the southeast, head south from the port and follow the signs" phone="" url="http://www.casaiguana.net/restaurant.html" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Guests and visitors are welcome to dine and lounge in the spacious lodge. Traditional breakfast served with fresh fruit in a timely manner for $6.A 3 course meal every night prepared with local ingredients and fresh caught fish for about $15 US. A vegetarian option/dietary restriction options are always available. Full bar. Sample menus and details on website. This is the original spot that started it all on the island and is completely unpretentious and very welcoming. </eat>
==Sleep==
===Near the port===
 
* <sleep name="Sunshine Hotel" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="(505) 864-15711" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">Comfortable rooms, 1 minute walk from the port, rooms include A/C, TV.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Lobster Inn" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+505 847-1736" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rooms with private bath and fan, from US$20" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></sleep>
===The east===
*<sleep name="Little Corn Beach and BungalowCasa Iguana" alt="" address="Cocal Beach, Breezy East Side" directions="Go directly east across towards the island southeast, head south from the dock, take every right turn including once you hit port and follow the beach, go 100 mtrs south on beach or 500 meters north of Casa Iguana on Cocal Beachsigns" phone="01150583330956" url="http://www.littlecornbbcasaiguana.comnet/" checkin="varies" checkout="9:30AM10AM" price=" Bungalows, US$30 and up20-85" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">Currentlyl rated #1 hotel by Trip Advisor Opened in 1994 as Nicaragua's first eco-lodge, Casa Iguana sits on the Corn Islandsa private explorable 40 acre reserve above two private coves, Little Corn Beach with a farm and Bungalow is located right on Cocal Beacha long stretch of white coral sand beach. 8 15 Casitas with wide verandas and views are painted in a collage of 9 Bungalows Caribbean colors and are only steps from constructed to allow the watertrade winds to pass through them. The newest eco-friendly lodge on the island is only place on Little Corn that recycles rainwater for in bungalow use. Immaculate en-suite bathrooms (with hot water showers) include towels as well as beach towels. Clean nice sheets, quality bedsare comfortable, in -room fans (some with ceiling fans)safes are provided, rechargable power keeps fans on in and the nicest cabins, free in cabin satelite wi-fi (for guest restaurant serves great food and cold drinks. The lodge is also a popular hangout with own device), french doors and 14 foot verandas open on to beautifully landscaped grounds travelers and guests perusing the sea. Three bungalows are Master Suite Gullivers with King size bedbook exchange, refrigerator, sitting area boardgames or drink menu all day and larger verandasnight. They've got potable well water so as not to sell water bottles & have recycling bins. One Gulliver has Prices can a simple kitchenbit higher than the other lodging on the island, fridge and but their entry rate of $20/night for a separate bedroom cabina with shared bath is a queen bed great deal-they have beautiful, clean grounds and bamboo ladder accessed loft with double bed. LCBB's new Firefly Studioviews, a 500sq foot screened in Yoga and Massage studio sorrounded by jungle is a unique environment are relatively easy to get to relax mind , and bodyfamily friendly. Daily yoga classes A staffer meets the ferry at the port to greet arriving guests and by appointment Swedish massage make for a great way will have your luggage carted directly to spend a couple hours. Added plus, owners manage your casita and live on siteback to the dock after your stay. Accept mc and visa (hotel 3 types of accommodation; Internet cafe; Free WiFi for guests only ; Bath towels and a hefty convenience fee applies), have recycle bins (owners volutarily ship beach towels; 2 night watchmen at their cost all nonnight; 24-hour electricity provided by an off-grid wonky generator/wind/solar set-recyclable waste that can not be properly disposed up. Iguana also supports a US women's college by sponsoring an annual trip of biology researchers to Managua for more appropriate disposal), sponsor annual free veterinary clinics on study the reef and island aquifer while educating locals on their findings. Accepts MC/Visa and have facilitated the construction of the NEW reading room building on the islandpersonal checks. </sleep>
* <sleep name="Casa IguanaLittle Corn Beach and Bungalow" alt="" address="East Cocal Beach, Breezy Side" directions="towards Go directly east across the southeast, head south island from the port and follow dock, take every right turn including once you hit the signsbeach, go 100 mtrs south on beach or 500 meters north of Casa Iguana on Cocal Beach" phone="01150583330956" url="http://www.casaiguanalittlecornbb.net/com" checkin="varies" checkout="10AM9:30AM" price="USBungalows, $20-85; Mastercard 30 and Visa acceptedup" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]>8 of 9 Bungalows are only steps from the water.com" fax="">Opened in 1994 as Nicaragua's first The newest eco-friendly lodge, Casa Iguana sits on a private explorable 40 acre reserve above two private coves, the island is only place on Little Corn that recycles rainwater for in bungalow use. Immaculate en-suite bathrooms (with a farm and a long stretch of white coral sand hot water showers) include towels as well as beachtowels. 15 Casitas Clean nice sheets, quality beds, in room fans (some with wide verandas and views are painted ceiling fans), rechargeable power keeps fans on in a collage of Caribbean colors and are constructed to allow the trade winds to pass through them. The beds are comfortablenicest cabins, free incabin satellite wi-room safes are providedfi (for guest with own device), french doors and 14 foot verandas open on to the restaurant serves great food and cold drinks while you marvel at the view (breakfastsea. LCBB's new Firefly Studio, lunch a 500sq foot screened in Yoga and dinner). The lodge Massage studio surrounded by jungle is also a popular hangout with travelers unique environment to relax mind and guests perusing the book exchange, boardgames or drink menu all day and nightbody. They've got potable well water so as not to sell water bottles & have recycling binsBreakfasts start at $2. Prices can 99 and they offer a bit higher than the other lodging on the islandbottomless cup of brewed coffee bar, but their entry rate of lunches start at $20/night for a cabina with shared bath is a great deal-they have beautiful4.50, clean grounds four course gourmet dinners start at $9 and views, are relatively easy to get torequire no reservations. Kayak and snorkeling rental available. Added plus, owners manage and family friendlylive on site. A staffer meets the ferry at the port to greet arriving Accept mc and visa (hotel guests only and will a hefty convenience fee applies), have your luggage carted directly to your casita and back to the dock after your stay. 3 types of accommodation; Internet cafe; Free WiFi for guests; Bath towels and beach towels; 2 night watchmen recycle bins (owners voluntarily ship at night; 24their cost all non-hour electricity provided by an off-grid wonky generator/wind/solar set-up. Iguana also supports a US women's college by sponsoring an annual trip recyclable waste that can not be properly disposed of biology researchers to study Managua for more appropriate disposal), sponsor annual free veterinary clinics on the reef island and have facilitated the construction of the new reading room building on the island aquifer while educating locals on their findings. Accepts MC/Visa and personal checks. </sleep>
Further south, there are 3 places all next to each other, which have the cheapest huts on the island, beachfront restaurants in the sand serving whatever is available that day, and little to distinguish them from each other. While some have an official name, most are known by their owners name. From top to bottom:
===The north===
* <sleep name="Derek's Place" alt="" address="" directions="at the northeast point of the island, take the trail from the north of Dive Little Corn and stay straight at all crossroads" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.dereksplacelittlecorn.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="US$35-40">Probably the most desirable spot on the island to many, they´ve got Has 4 beautiful huts made creatively from natural materials strewn across a bright green grassy lawn overlooking the sea. Derek and Anna are both quite interesting, and serve up 3 meals on request. There are 3 huts with double beds, and 1 larger hut with 2 double beds and glass bottle walls, all with comfortable mattresses. It´s about a 20 minute walk through the jungle to get here from the port, or if you´ve made a reservation you can request Derek to pick you up from the port in his boat.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Ensueños" alt="" address="" directions="head north from the port and follow the signs for about 20-30 minutes" phone="" url="http://www.ensuenos-littlecornisland.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="From US$25" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Along the north of island, this place, run by the friendy Ramon, is fairly remote and popular with long-term travelers. Huts are decent and unusual, and everything is set further back from the beach than most, under the palm trees. There´s a restaurant on site which serves surprisingly gourmet meals (Andrea' the chef is amazing) on request.</sleep>
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