The sun rises and illuminates Pearl Lagoon's shoreline. This creole community is one of the main ports in Caribbean Nicaragua.

Corn Islands

The Caribbean coast’s biggest tourist draw is actually 43 miles (70km) offshore, on a pair of enchanting islands with crystalline coves, horseshoe bays and underwater caves. Great Corn is larger and peopled by a Creole population that lives in colorful wooden houses, many of which are sprinkled along the main road around the island. And though tourism is the second-largest industry, behind lobster fishing, you won’t see mega-developments here.


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