Welcome to Bluefields
Named after the Dutch pirate Abraham Blauvelt, who made his base here in the 1700s, Bluefields is the beating heart of Creole culture, famed for its distinctive music, colorful dances and delicious cuisine – considered by many as the best in the country. And while it is not your typical Caribbean dream destination, if you give it a chance and get to know some of the town's ebullient locals, Bluefields' decaying tropical charm will definitely grow on you. Still, you probably won’t linger too long. After all, you are just a boat ride away from the intriguing Pearl Lagoon basin, the spectacular Pearl Keys and those luscious Corn Islands.
Bluefields is the capital of the RAAS (Región Autónoma Atlántico Sur; South Atlantic Autonomous Region), also known as the Región Autónoma de la Costa Caribe Sur.