What is the first thing that comes to mind when you picture islands in the Caribbean?

You might be surprised to learn that you can find so much more than the crystal clear water and white sand beaches, you’ve seen on a postcard.

Head 45 miles out into the Caribbean from the coast of Nicaragua.

You’ll hit las Islas del Maiz – the Corn Islands – which are quickly becoming a favorite off-the-beaten-path Caribbean destination.

Long a favorite destination for surfers and budget backpackers looking to disconnect.

Both islands have beautiful beaches with great opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and surfing.

Big Corn Island has more hustle and bustle, plus more accommodation and dining options.

Little Corn Island – just a few square kilometers in size – is much more laid back, and there are no cars on the island.

Despite being relatively remote, multiple daily flights from the Nicaraguan capital of Managua to Big Corn Island make them easy to reach.

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