Little Corn Island will steal your heart!!

Little Corn is a tropical paradise island with white sand secluded beaches. This tiny and remote island is only about 1.5 sq miles in size, but bursting with character. It is considered a neighborhood of the Corn Island in Nicaragua. It is also known as La Islita; nestled in the peaceful Caribbean Sea about 90km off the coast of Nicaragua.

Little Corn Island is reachable only by boat.

Peaceful with untouched pristine beaches and the cool ocean breezes to complement the ever-present sunshine, this Little Island will give you a sense of freedom and life-changing experience.

Home to around 2000 people speaking Creole English and Spanish, this is one the most friendly places you’re likely to find, with a real sense of community and people willing to chat with you, learn from you and share with you.

Little Corn has so much to offer and is a lot of fun to explore. Come prepared to walk everywhere because you won’t find any cars on this island or any loud resorts, not even an ATM machine.

This remote island will give you the warmth, peace, and serenity you seek.

Namaste!

Corn Islands Retreats just completed an incredible 1 week of wellness and yoga retreat on Little Corn Island in Nicaragua. 8 days and 7 nights dedicated to recharging the mind, body, and spirit!

Little Corn Island is remote, exotic and very special. You get the feeling of going back in Welcome to Little Corn Islandtime; there are no cars, no bank, limited water and energy supply, and you will not find big party-type resorts there.

This paradise island is about 90 km off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, it is small with pristine beaches and undiscovered by tourists.

This island attracts people that are looking to connect with nature, experience tropical simple life, and learn all about the medicinal plants found here.


Partnering with yogini Shenelle Micole, owner of Wellness by Micole and Priscilla Dyer, founder of Gather for Good organization.

Micole is an RYT-200 Hatha Vinyasa and Power Yoga instructor and massage therapist.  She incorporates energy work for clients seeking to release emotional pain. Micole also holds a Masters in Social Work.

Priscilla’s passion is for human rights and social justice, with an emphasis on the empowerment of women and girls on a global scale.

Together, they were the perfect match for this special yoga retreat on Little Corn, because they lined up nicely with our focus on our intentions of supporting local businesses and giving back to the community.

We successfully partnered with local tour guides and local restaurants to provide the retreaters with the real island experience and offered them the chance to ask questions to learn more about the culture of the island.


For this Sacred Self Retreat.  We chose for the group to stay at a beautiful beachfront hotel right in the village, the hotel is owned and managed by a very well respected local couple who take pride in everything they offer, the rooms were beautifully decorated, all facing the peaceful Caribbean ocean and are very clean, spacious with few steps to one of the best beaches in the village.

This Retreat included the followings: 7 nights on Little Corn Island at a beautiful hotel, offering 8 Oceanview rooms with walkout balcony, 3 delicious and healthy fresh local meals per day, all transportation from Managua to Little Corn Island: Air, Taxi, and Water Taxi to Little Corn. We also included an island tour and beach BBQ party, a day trip to Big Corn during emancipation day to experience the festivals on both islands, snorkeling the beautiful reef, dinner nights around the island to experience local Restaurants. All the meals we enjoyed on the island were so tasty and healthy. We offered a fresh Sea Food menu, vegetarian options, beef & chicken.

The restaurant on site offered delicious healthy and fresh local meals daily, the owners cooked themselves with the help of the staff.  They took pride and put in so much love into each meal they cooked for us, this restaurant is by far the best restaurant on the island.


This retreat took place during the most important week on the Corn Islands. Celebrating the 176th anniversary of freedom from Slavery in the British controlled areas of Nicaragua. Emancipation Day also referred to as Crab Soup Festival; it begins on Big Corn Island on Aug 27th to Aug 28th, then the “crossover party” to Little Corn Island on Aug 29th.

Every year, on Little Corn, they build a stage made out of wood and this year it had a cover on it to protect from the hot tropical sun as well as the cooling tropical rain.

The events are very similar on both islands. During those three days, the islands are full of celebrations and excitements.

The festival starts with a colorful parade around the island where each neighborhood nominates a candidate to win Miss Corn Island – one Queen for each island. While the candidates start to get ready, the locals will have prepared a traditional Crab Soup which has a mix of fresh sea food in a stew with coconut milk and local vegetables. You can bring your bowl and go ask for some.


During our Sacred Self Retreat, we were excited to learn that two of the retreaters who also are sisters are professional dancers. And since dancing is a very important activity on the islands, the ladies were asked to participate by dancing on stage during the party night and it was absolutely fantastic to experience.


We practiced morning yoga at Funk Yoga and SUP. This beautiful studio is right in the village and facing the calming ocean, so you can practice yoga while listening to the calming sounds of the Caribbean Ocean. Funk Yoga is the only Yoga studio on Little Corn Island, Owned by SUP Yoga Instructor Jacq Griffiths. and Dave Hewitt.

We practiced evening meditation on the beach all around the island.


On our last night, we spent some time at the Reading Room on Little Corn Island. It is a little place for the children to hang out after school, read, make art and be creative. The group brought some things from their cities to share with the kids and the parents. Items included clothing, shoes, jewelry, purses, art work and the most precious gift of all, was spending time with the little kids and learning about how much they love the teacher Ms. Wendy and the Reading Room.

Finally, we are excited to announce that we will be one of the sponsors of the Reading Room on Little Corn and with every retreat which we host on the islands, we will dedicate some time and money to share with the children.


Some of these awesome photos were taken by a very  talented lady Katya Joseph. Thank you, Katya, for sharing all your photos from our retreat on Little Corn Island.

Namaste


 

Little Corn Island will steal your heart!!

Little Corn is a tropical paradise island with white sand secluded beaches. This tiny and remote island is only about 1.5 sq miles in size, but bursting with character. It is considered a neighborhood of the Corn Island in Nicaragua. It is also known as La Islita; nestled in the peaceful and calming Caribbean Sea about 90km off the coast of Nicaragua Little Corn Island is reachable only by boat.

Peaceful with untouched pristine beaches and the cool ocean breezes to complement the ever-present sunshine, this Little Island will give you a sense of freedom and life changing experience.

Home to around 2000 people speaking Creole English and Spanish, this is one the most friendly places you’re likely to find, with a real sense of community and people willing to chat with you, learn from you and share with you.

Little Corn has so much to offer and is a lot of fun to explore. Come prepared to walk everywhere because you won’t find any cars on this island or any loud resorts, not even an ATM machine.

This remote island will give you the warmth, peace, and serenity you seek.

Getting to Little Corn Island

How to get to Little Corn Island

Getting to Little Corn Island is an adventure on its own

The fastest and the easiest way is to fly to Managua International Airport in Nicaragua.  Then reserves a La Costena flight to Corn Island. Once you land on Big Corn Airport, you will then take a taxi to the dock for $2 US and then take a small uncovered panga (boat) to Little Corn Island for $5 US

Come prepared because weather permitting, you will have to take a big fishing boat instead of the speed boat. It is a good idea to have your rain coat with you so you can stay dry

The boat ride takes between 25 minutes to 1 hour depending on the boat that is available

The boat schedule from Big Corn to Little Corn daily is at 10 am and 4:30 pm

The schedule from Little Corn to Big Corn daily is at 6:30 am and 1:30 pm

The boat ride can be a little bumpy, a little wet and sometimes it is like this video below

 

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