Little Corn Islands Journals

Bygone Big Corn

A February 2007 trip to Little Corn Islands by ext212

You used to be able to buy lobsters Photo, Little Corn Islands, Nicaragua More Photos
Quote: We spent a night on Big Corn Island but it felt like we were on the Twilight Zone.

Bygone Big Corn

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Overview

You used to be able to buy lobsters Photo, Little Corn Islands, Nicaragua
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We decided to skip Managua before heading back to the United States. We spent a night on Big Corn Island instead. What we saw and experienced reminded me of those Twilight Zone episodes I watched when I was a kid - something was amiss and there was an unmistakable feeling that, once upon a time, Big Corn Island was the center of it all. Walking around the island felt eery. Somehow, I kept thinking of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's words and imagining the ghosts of the island's past.Quick Tips: Don't expect much from Big Corn Island. It used to be a much larger tourist destination, but sadly, because of neglect and carelessness, it's now a town of bygones.If you're going to...Read More

Anastasia by the Sea Condos

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Hotel | "Anastasia's on the Sea"

Anastasia by the Sea Condos Photo, Big Corn Island, Nicaragua
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While we were changing our minds on Little Corn Island, one of the guys at the dive shop told us to stay at Anastasia's on the Sea if we do decide to stay the night on Big Corn rather than go back to Managua. It was a pretty sound recommendation, so as soon as we got off the boat, we took a cab to check-in.Anastasia's is on the other side of the island. It's a long way, but a pretty drive especially when the road starts to hug the sea. Coconut trees lean and follow the warm wind, while anchored boats float in the water.As soon as we walked in, Anastasia offered so much promise, even with the cheesy fish and shell decor in the hallway. But as the sun started to set, we felt our expectat...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 13, 2007

Anastasia by the Sea Condos
Big Corn Island
Big Corn Island

Anastasia's Bar and Restaurant

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Restaurant

Anastasia's Bar and Restaurant Photo, Little Corn Islands, Nicaragua
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After we checked in the hotel across the water, we walked to Anastasia's Bar and Restaurant to celebrate our decision to stay on Big Corn Island rather than sooty Managua.We sat out in the back of the restaurant where the view was impressive: remnants of a sinking bar a few feet away and a shipwreck in the horizon. It was, in its own way, a romantic backdrop while we reflected on our ten days in the country with Victoria beers in our hands. The breeze was so warm, we stayed for three more beers while we watched a school of needlefish prey on the anchovies in the water.We left before the sun started to set and explored the rest of the island for dining options. When we didn't fi...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 13, 2007

Anastasia's Bar and Restaurant
Big Corn Island, Nicaragua
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