Our last stop in Nicaragua was the Corn Islands, off the east coast in the Caribbean.
After spending the last 10 days on the the pacific coast surfing and relaxing we headed back to Managua to get our flight. The journey from Popoyo to Managua on the chicken buses was a story in itself, but that's for another day.
To get to the Corn Islands you can go via plane or via a combination of land and sea. We opted for a flight that cost less than $150US per person, an easy choice when faced with the prospect of hours and hours aboard buses and boats. We had booked accommodation on Little Corn, however all flights go direct to Big Corn, and from there you can get to Little Corn via a quick boat trip.
We arrived on Little Corn after our flight and boat combination and headed for our accommodation at Carlito's Place, on the other side of the island. Along the way we passed all the shops and restaurants on the island (all 20 or so of them) and noticed a dive shop. We had already decided whilst here we would check out the underwater world.
We dropped off our bags at our modest, $15 US a night accommodation (only $7.50 each!!). It was a tiny shack on the beach, but it had a bed, a mosquito net, a shower and toilet and the water was quite literally lapping at our balcony. This was where we would call home for the next 4 nights.
Whilst on the island we explored, swum, snorkelled and dived. Theres not much more to say except that the water was warm, the sun was hot and the diving is very cheap! One highlight was an awesome night dive we did (sorry we didn't get any good photos). We had a great time. Next stop, Guatemala!
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