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Little Corn Island

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Little Corn Island

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Little Corn Island is in Nicaragua.


The island was originally colonized by the British, and most native islanders have more in common culturally with other English-speaking Caribbean islands than they do with the mainland of Nicaragua. Many have English surnames.

Tourism on the island is still in its infancy. There are almost none of the things one usually associates with tourists traps (tourist markets, huge beachside developments by major hospitality corporations, time-share condos, etc.). The people are typically friendly and genuine.


Almost everyone on the island speaks both passable Spanish and English. For most of those native to the island, English is their first language, although there are many inhabitants who have come over from mainland Nicaragua and consequently speak Spanish as a first language. There are also others who speak Miskito or other Caribbean languages or dialects. The English spoken, however, is heavily Caribbean, and real communication can be far from effortless.

Get in

The most common way to get to Little Corn Island is to hire a boat from Big Corn Island (which can be reached by plane or ferry from mainland Nicaragua). Anyone with a boat for hire will be glad to make the trip, which takes less than an hour.

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