Has anyone flown from Managua to the Corn Islands?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jul 5, 2013 12:10 AM Last Post By: klavin
Jun 19, 2013 6:54 PM
Has anyone flown from Managua to the Corn Islands?I am planning on going to the Corn Islands and read on there website about flying from Managua right to the island. I’m looking for someone who has done this before to give me a little information about there experience with flying and the airport and how everything went.
Also did you find the Corn Islands to be worth going there?
Was there a lot of tourist on the island?
Did you feel the island was safe?
Jun 19, 2013 8:53 PM
1If you get the little plane, you are in for a treat! Ha. Its tiny. And generally speaking, not for the faint of heart, as its not a smooth ride.
Really its like flying anywhere else.the local office is adjacent to the main terminal. So when you get to managua, you leave the building and go next door into the local flights building.
Depends on when you go. Its never PACKED with tourists like granada, but there are a lot more tourists end of december than in the middle of july.
The islands are plenty safe. There are stories of things happening, but thats everywhere. Aknd like everywhere, keep your wits. Dont leave your belongings lying around. Dont flash a lot of cash. Dont pull out your fancy new tablet while walking alone at dark, etc.
Its very laid back and very few people ever come back and say they didnt like it. Not everyone loves it as their new favoriteplace....but ive only met one or two people in real life who didnt like it
Jun 21, 2013 9:37 AM
2Did it this past March. Went to both Little Corn and Big Corn. Well worth it. Felt safe (I'm female and was walking alone at some points). Little Corn felt a little more touristy BUT that's because I was there at the busiest time and it's a really small island. Everything is a little more spread out on Big Corn.
Jun 22, 2013 5:39 PM
3I do it all the time. They now usually use the large prop plane which seats about 42 people so it is much bigger, the ride is better and it is a bit quicker. They do also use the small planes when there are not that many passengers.
Little Corn is definitely more tourist oriented then Big Corn. Both have plenty of places to stay in all price ranges. You would want reservations on Little Corn if you were going during high season. Any other time you would be OK. Big corn is good anytime but Easter.
It's the Caribbean, what's not to like?
Jun 22, 2013 9:23 PM
Jun 23, 2013 6:42 AM
5There is a good web site if you do a search for Corn Island. It will have a list of all the hotels on both islands and is fairly up to date. I stayed at the South End Sunrise for a very long time. Good location and nice and clean. I would suggest you stay somewhere other then Brig Bay. Sally Peachie, Southend is safer and you can walk to the beaches easily. There is an Australian couple that just put up and eco tent in Sally Peachey on the side of a hill overlooking the sea. This too is nice. All is on the website.
Jun 24, 2013 9:25 AM
6I stayed at Ike's Place (Viento Del Norte) and thought it was perfect for what we needed. He's a fabulous host, (picked us up from the panga, drove us to the airport). Rooms are basic but clean and we felt safe on his property. Right across from the water, he has snorkle equipment you can rent. We rented bicycles and biked to Long Beach.
Jul 5, 2013 12:10 AM
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