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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 cenescene...</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>
==Eat==
 *<eat name="Tranquilo CafeCool Spot" alt="" address="Front side" directions="On south of the beach, conveniently situated between the two dive shopsport" phone="001-505-8361 3758" url="http://www.tranquilocafe.com" [email protected]" hours="11-9 daily (closed thursdays)" price="mains C$275-$8.50135" lat="" long="">American style bistro/cafe with quality food, and excellent, fast (especially for Central Am.), service. Appetizers include Bruschetta & email="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 fax="frescos">This popular place straddles the sidewalk, smoothies, cocktails, but it´s all about the beachside stand where you can pull up a bar stool and ice get something cold beer (including Guinness!). The place to go before drink, or after a dive. Famous for partake in their twice weekly Bonfire Parties, "Pub Quiz", and DJ nightssimple but tasty meals. Also features free WiFi, a gift shop that showcases local crafts, as well as t-shirts and traveler necessities</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$15/person, and ingredients are often grown fresh on her farm. Reservations are needed 24 hours in advance, either by dropping by or having Dive Little Corn or Casa Iguana contact her by radio.</eat>
*<drink eat name="Dereks Place Bed and BreakfastCaptain Tony's Seafood Restaraunt" alt="" address="Blue Water Beach, Breezy Side" directions="From Little Corn IslandBeach and Bungalow, Nicaraguafacing the water, 1 minute to the left along the coast" phone="" url="" hours="" directionsprice="" lat="" long="NE Corner ">Captain Tony is a fun Louisiana expat who runs this very small kitchen with a few beach tables. The place is notable for having some of the cheapest beer on the island. He also gives you a "Boca" or snack, commonly guacamole with breadfruit, with every beer you order. If you end up going fishing with Elvis, Tony will clean and cook you whatever you catch. Locals are always hanging around this area, and it's a good place to have a beer and converse with some of the more interesting characters on the island. You can also sleep in the cabinas along the beach, ask for Steadman (10$/night)</eat> *<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.dereksplacelittlecorntranquilocafe.com" [email protected].com" hours="11-9 daily (closed thursdays)" price="$42-9+$8.50" lat="" long="">No matter if youre a guest or notAmerican style bistro/cafe with quality food, you must make reservations to eat in fast service. Appetizers include Bruschetta & "Catch of the Day"Family Style" mealsCeviche. Delicious mealsEntrees: Big and juicy cheeseburgers, meat or vegetarian dishesfresh fish tacos, grilled chicken sandwiches, and quesadillas. Great veggie offerings as well. Specialties Nightly dinner specials that include Brick Oven Pizzahome-made mac & cheese, Coconut breadwing night, fish & chips. Fresh brewed hot and iced Nicaraguan coffees, local fruit dishesjuice "frescos", smoothies, cocktails, and ice cold beer. Famous for their twice weekly Bonfire Parties, "Pub Quiz", and DJ nights. Often with Also features free WiFi, a cozy bonfire gift shop that showcases local crafts, as well as t-shirts and hammocks on the beach.traveler necessities</drinkeat>
*<eat name="Captain Tony's Seafood Restaraunt" alt="" address="Blue Water Beach, Breezy Side" directions="From Little Corn Beach and Bungalow, facing the water, 1 minute to the left along the coast" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Captain Tony is a fun Louisiana expat who runs this very small kitchen with a few beach tables. The place is notable for having some of the cheapest beer on the island. He also gives you a "Boca" or snack, commonly guacamole with breadfruit, with every beer you order. If you end up going fishing with Elvis, Tony will clean and cook you whatever you catch. Locals are always hanging around this area, and it's a good place to have a beer and converse with some of the more interesting characters on the island. You can also sleep in the cabinas along the beach, ask for Steadman (10$/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==
'''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.
 
*<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="Casa Iguana" alt="" address="East Side" directions="towards the southeast, head south from the port and follow the signs" phone="" url="http://www.casaiguana.net/" checkin="" checkout="10AM" price="US$20-85" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">Opened in 1994 as Nicaragua's first eco-lodge, Casa Iguana sits on a private explorable 40 acre reserve above two private coves, with a farm and a long stretch of white coral sand beach. 15 Casitas with wide verandas and views are painted in a collage of Caribbean colors and are constructed to allow the trade winds to pass through them. The beds are comfortable, in-room safes are provided, and the restaurant serves great food and cold drinks. The lodge is also a popular hangout with travelers and guests perusing the book exchange, boardgames or drink menu all day and night. They've got potable well water so as not to sell water bottles & have recycling bins. Prices can a bit higher than the other lodging on the island, but their entry rate of $20/night for a cabina with shared bath is a great deal-they have beautiful, clean grounds and views, are relatively easy to get to, and family friendly. A staffer meets the ferry at the port to greet arriving guests and will 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 at night; 24-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 of biology researchers to study the reef and island aquifer while educating locals on their findings. Accepts MC/Visa and personal checks. </sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Little Corn Beach and Bungalow" alt="" address="Cocal Beach, Breezy Side" directions="Go directly east across the island from the dock, take every right turn including once you hit the beach, go 100 mtrs south on beach or 500 meters north of Casa Iguana on Cocal Beach" phone="01150583330956" url="http://www.littlecornbb.com" checkin="varies" checkout="9:30AM" price=" Bungalows, $30 and up" lat="" long="">8 of 9 Bungalows are only steps from the water. 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 beds, in room fans (some with ceiling fans), rechargeable power keeps fans on in the nicest cabins, free in cabin satellite wi-fi (for guest with own device), french doors and 14 foot verandas open on to the sea. LCBB's new Firefly Studio, a 500sq foot screened in Yoga and Massage studio surrounded by jungle is a unique environment to relax mind and body. 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. Added plus, owners manage and live on site. Accept mc and visa (hotel guests only and a hefty convenience fee applies), have recycle bins (owners voluntarily ship at their cost all non-recyclable waste that can not be properly disposed of to Managua for more appropriate disposal), sponsor annual free veterinary clinics on the island and have facilitated the construction of the new reading room building on the island. </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">Has 4 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 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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