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Little Corn Island

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==Do==
  *<do name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></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 & tourist 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.comnet/" hours="8AM-5:30PM daily" price="" lat="" long="" email="infodivelittlecorn1@divelittlecorngmail.com" fax="">A well-run 5 Star Gold Palm 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" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.dolphindivelittlecorn.com/" hours="" price="">Managed by a new team, this is the other well-run dive shop on the island. PADI courses are available up through dive master, they employ locals, and profits remain on the island.</do>
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===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 (nickname "Dopey" was born on the island and is also Little Corn Beach and Bungalows recommended boat fishing guide) 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 &amp; 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 $2.99 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; Lounge" alt="" address="" directions="towards " phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat> *<eat name="Tranquilo Cafe" alt="" address="Front side" directions="On the southeastbeach, head south from the port and follow conveniently situated between the signstwo dive shops" phone="001-505-8361 3758" url="http://www.casaiguanatranquilocafe.com" email=john.net/restaurant[email protected].htmlcom" hours="11-9 daily (closed thursdays)" price="$2-$8.50" lat="" long="">Guests and visitors are welcome to dine and lounge in American style bistro/cafe with quality food, fast service. Appetizers include Bruschetta & "Catch of the spacious lodgeDay" Ceviche. Traditional breakfast served with Entrees: Big and juicy cheeseburgers, fresh fruit in a timely manner for $6. Lunch options include fish tacos, grilled chicken sandwiches, burgersand quesadillas. Great veggie offerings as well. Nightly dinner specials that include home-made mac & cheese, wing night, etc. Small snacks fish & free organic fair trade coffee are available to patrons at the self serve station all day long (patrons can donate money to the children's reading room)chips. Fresh brewed hot and iced Nicaraguan coffees, local fruit juices and juice "frescos", smoothies, cocktails, great view of the entire breezy side of the islandand ice cold beer. A 3 course meal every night prepared with local ingredients Famous for their twice weekly Bonfire Parties, "Pub Quiz", and fresh caught fish for about $15 USDJ nights. A vegetarian option/dietary restriction options are always available. Full bar. Sample menus Also features free WiFi, a gift shop that showcases local crafts, as well as t-shirts and details on website. traveler necessities</eat>
*<drink name="Dereks Place Bed and Breakfast" alt="" address="'''Little Corn IslandBeach and Bungalow's, Nicaragua" directions="NE Corner Turned Turtle Restaurant''' is worth the short walk North (from casa iguana about 500 yards) on Cocal beach on the east side of the island" phone="" url="http://www.dereksplacelittlecornThe restaurant (and hotel for that matter) are the #1 rated on Trip Advisor on LCI.com" hours="" price="$4-9+" lat="" long="">No matter if youre a guest or not The Turned Turtle serves breakfast (7:30 to 10:00), you must make reservations lunch (12:00 to 3:00) and dinner (5:30 to eat in 8:30). One of the few places on the "Family Style" mealsisland that serves BREWED coffee, their breakfast menu is extensive and delicious (starting at less then $3). Delicious meals Lunch inlcudes some of the islands best fish tacos, meat or vegetarian dishestheir famous Porker sliders and among other offerings a scrumptious BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger slider (as low as $4. 50)! Specialties Their dinners are all 4 plates and include Brick Oven Pizzastarter, Coconut breadsoup or salad, fruit dishesveggies with the main course and one of five amazing deserts all starting at only $9. Often Snacks are served from 11:30 to 4:30 and a must try is their onion rings or their FIWT dip with fresh corn chips (ask them what "FIWT" stands for). Restaurant and grounds offer free wifi too! Open 7 days a cozy bonfire and hammocks on the beachweek.</drink>
*<eat name="Captain Tony's Seafood Restaraunt" alt="" address="Blue Water Beach, Breezy Side" directions="From Little Corn Beach and Bungalow, facing the water, 1 minute to the left along the coast" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Captain Tony is a fun Louisiana expat who runs this very small kitchen with a few beach tables. The place is notable for having some of the cheapest beer on the island. He also gives you a "Boca" or snack, commonly guacamole with breadfruit, with every beer you order. If you end up going fishing with Elvis, Tony will clean and cook you whatever you catch. Locals are always hanging around this area, and it's a good place to have a beer and converse with some of the more interesting characters on the island. You can also sleep in the cabinas along the beach, ask for Steadman (10$/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"Tranquilo Cafe''' . Front side. Lots of Happy Hour Specials from 5-7pm, and the best place on Cocal Beach offers what they term the island to be "island famousseen" margaritas, homemade Pina Coladas share travel stories, and enjoy the view and sunset. Besides beer (including Guinness), it has the largest cocktail menu on the island version of a mudslide. Also fresh brewed hot and iced Nicaraguan coffees, local fruit juice "Jeff's Mudholefrescos", smoothies. Homemade corn chips with salsa Famous for their twice weekly Bonfire Parties and guacamole and maybe the islands only "crispy" french fries are all offered along with their friendly beach side serviceDJ nights. Also features free WiFi until 10pm for those who can put down that iPhone while chilling. The bar and beach is a great place to laze Until late, depending on the day away in a hammock and enjoy a drink or threecrowd.
'''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 eat name="Casa Iguana LodgeBar, Restaurant Lounge" alt="" address="East Side" directions="towards the southeast, head south from the port and follow the signs" phone="" url="http://www.casaiguana.net/restaurant.html" hours="7am-11pm" price="" lat="" long="">Providing an ample liquor selection as well as fresh juices Guests and visitors are welcome to dine and cold beers lounge in the spacious lodge. Traditional breakfast served with the best view on the islandfresh fruit in a timely manner for $6. Home of the "Basilito" A 3 course meal every night prepared with local ingredients and the "Victonafresh caught fish for about $15 US. A vegetarian option/dietary restriction options are always available. Full bar." Great tunes Sample menus and neat people ooze out this place. Don't miss the board games details on a lazy day or at night, which can get pretty heatedwebsite. This is the original spot that started it all on the island and is completely unpretentious and very welcoming. Much better to sit here marveling an impressive view rather than people watching on the front side. Bonus, a huge snorkeling reef is right below the lodge.</drinkeat>
* '''Turned Turtle Bar and Restaurant'''. Located at '''Little Corn Beach and Bungalow''' a little corn island hotel on cocal beach about 500 meters North of Casa Iguana Little Corn Island, this casual beach bar offers what some have termed the "best ever" Pina Colada, huge margaritas, a concoction called "Big Jeffs Mudhole" (they swear their is no ice cream in the recipe) and an authentic canadian "bloody caesar" along with all the traditional beer, rum etc. Also on the menu, Island Dream fruit smoothies, HOMEMADE ice cream and other fresh snack foods! Sit with your toes practically in the sea or in their bar shaded by palm trees and 3 feet off the beach. Free wifi, games and book exchange too.
==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$2015" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></sleep>
* <sleep name="Hotel Los Delfines" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.hotellosdelfines.com.ni/" checkin="" checkout="" price="$40/50/60 for single/double/triple" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">Rooms are airconditioned, have television and their own bathrooms. Probably the most "modern" of the hotels on the island. They have their own restaurant, which serves up the typical, but better than average Nica meals. Mastercard and Visa are accepted.</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:
* <sleep name="Carlito's / Sunrise Paradise" url="http://www.carlitosplacelittlecorn.com/" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.carlitosplacelittlecorn.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="US$835 -15$60" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Particularly noteworthy are the three beachfront huts. Their huts are on stilts which may help distance you from critters. $35 for the beach front cabins.</sleep> * <sleep name="Elsa's Place" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="From $15" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Sweet old Elsa runs this old cheapie, and her restaurant turns out a tasty fried fish. Huts are set back a bit from the beach, with the prime real estate given to tables and chairs.</sleep>
* <sleep name="ElsaGrace's PlaceCool Spot" alt="Grace's Place" address="East beach" directions="Just after Elsa's Place" phone="" emailurl="http://gracescoolspot.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" for="for" shared="shared" bath="bath" up="up" faxto="to" urlsmall="small" checkinprivate="private" checkoutand="and" pricekitchen.="From US$5kitchen.">Sweet old Elsa runs this old cheapiegracescoolspot.com Reserve through website, CC accepted. Recently refurbished rooms offer great views of the beach. Rooms are clean and quaint, with island-style rasta paint on the outside and her restaurant turns out simple but cozy on the inside. All beds come with mosquito nets, though bugs on this side of the beach aren't a tasty fried fishbig problem. Huts are set back There is a bit from the nice little beach, restaurant that serves both classic Caribbean dishes and international fare with an island twist (try the prime real estate given to tables and chairscoconut bread french toast).</sleep>
* <sleep name="Grace's / Cool Spot" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="From US$6also offers snorkeling trips, US$12 for three-bed room" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Huts are a little crammed together fishing trips, sunset cruises, beach volleyball and suffer from bonfires twice a heinous paint job, but are otherwise okweek. Restaurant is fine, and she runs another one near If you want to grab your snorkel you can also head straight into the portwater. They have lots of hammocks if you prefer to just curl up with a book.</sleep>
===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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