'Corn Islands'

What makes this trip special?

Off the beaten track island getaway

Off the beaten track island getaway

Big Corn Island

Simple, relaxed and basic, Big Corn Island allows beach lovers to escape from it all and revel in the sparse beauty of the island. Do not expect to be pampered here, accommodation is mid-range but ticks all the necessary boxes.

Itinerary map for Nicaragua 'Corn Islands' holiday


  • Day      Overnight
  • 1 Corn Islands
  • 2 Corn Islands
  • 3 Corn Islands
  • For the detail of each day click the ‘Day-by-day’ tab above.

Day-by-day itinerary for 'Corn Islands'


Big Corn Island

You are transferred to Managua airport for your flight to Big Corn Island to be met by the hotel’s shared taxi service and driven to Arenas Beach Hotel for 3 nights.


Two free days on the islands (but we can extend this to as many days as you can spare). You can simply relax, of course, which is the whole idea, or take a cab to good snorkelling spots. Your stay is on a B&B basis so you can sample the various eateries around the island. To explore further afield, take the ferry to the even more basic Little Corn Island. (It may be a bumpy crossing, but usually only in January and February. The ferry returns early, around 1pm.) There is good diving around Big Corn if you bring your PADI certificate.


Second free day to relax.


Depending on your onward travel arrangements you are transferred to the airport to catch the early morning or afternoon flight to Managua where you are met and helped on your way.

Guide prices for 'Corn Islands'

options based on all year low season mid season high season peak season other season
Guide price 2 people sharing £710 £795
Prices are per person and include:
  • all transport in Nicaragua (inc domestic flights Managua-Corn Islands return)
  • all accommodation
  • meals as indicated: B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner
Prices do not include:
  • international flights
  • airport and departure taxes
  • travel insurance
  • items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
  • any optional excursions you may buy locally

Customer reviews for 'Corn Islands'

Recent reviews are shown here from holidays based on this initial design. In each case the itinerary may have been modified (a little or a lot) to suit the individual traveller.


Seasonal information for 'Corn Islands'

Along this route in January

Day Location Max °C Monthly rainfall
1 Corn Islands 28°C rainfall 121mm
2 Corn Islands 28°C rainfall 121mm
3 Corn Islands 28°C rainfall 121mm

Typical weather for January


Max °C figures are the average daily maximum temperatures for the month. Rainfall is the average precipitation for the month.

Hotels for 'Corn Islands'

Days 1 - 3

Arenas Beach Hotel

Big Corn islands

Average rating 5.0 (1 ratings)

Our favourite hotel in the Corn Islands as it is set on the best beach (white sands, calm, clear, warm, blue- green waters) which also has the advantage of spectacular sunset views over the ocean. Mid range in quality but it ticks all the boxes. There are two styles of accommodation - the two storey main block of conventional "comfort" rooms offers clean, spacious, bright functional bedrooms rooms with two queen size beds, a/c and fan, private balconies facing the gardens and nice modern bathrooms (the best we have seen on either island). There are also 10 wooden bungalows set around a sandy square. These bungalow cabins are best for families or friends travelling together. Each bungalow contains two bedrooms each of which has a small private bathroom - not of the same high standard as the main block rooms. The bungalow has one verandah with hammocks and easy seating. It is possible to rent just one of the rooms in a bungalow but you would be sharing the verandah with any other guests. There is WIFI. Internet not working at the time of our visit but there is a local cyber café in easy walking distance. A street of sand separates the accommodation and restaurant from the beach where they have their own sun loungers (non adjustable) and attractive gazebos with white pvc sofas for relaxing with a book if its raining.  Reception have safety deposit boxes for valuables and beach towels.

Arenas Beach Hotel