Top ChoiceInternational in Little Corn Island

Darinia's Kitchen

For a truly local experience in the Village, reserve an evening meal at this ambitious and eclectic supper club. Self-taught Managua transplant Darinia cooks up a four-course feast that can easily accommodate...

Top ChoiceInternational in Little Corn Island


Boasting the most interesting menu in the Village, this popular restaurant overlooking the water tempts hungry travelers with authentic Italian pastas, tasty burritos and the house specialty, lobster Thermidor....

Top ChoiceCuban in Little Corn Island

Habana Libre

Long considered the Corn Islands’ best restaurant, this Cuban-run kitchen serves up outstanding plates of fish, shrimp, roast pork and ropa vieja (a Cuban shredded-beef delicacy) on a smart dining patio. But the...

Top ChoiceNicaraguan in Little Corn Island

Comedor Bridget

Pull up a chair on the porch of this converted family home and order the superb salt-dusted, lightly fried fish and a cold beer. Alternatively, try its mind-bogglingly good shrimp coconut curry or the great-value...

Caribbean in Little Corn Island

Turned Turtle

Escape to the far side of the island and enjoy a meal on the sand with the waves crashing at your feet. Here it's all about Caribbean hospitality, and you can't go wrong with dishes including pork sliders,...

Cafe in Little Corn Island

Tranquilo Cafe

Head to this hip open-air cafe for great burgers, buffalo wings and bruschetta with an indie-rock soundtrack. It's the most popular haunt among travelers for evening drinks, and it does a wide range of cocktails....

International in Little Corn Island

Zen Den

This cool little spot near Little Corn's wharf is a great place to get breakfast before setting off on the 6am-daily panga to Great Corn. It does excellent smoothies, easily the best wraps on the island, and its...

Dive Site in Little Corn Island

Tarpon Channel

One of the best places to see hammerhead sharks in the Caribbean, this excellent intermediate dive site off the eastern side of Little Corn is a long channel between massive coral walls that bottoms out at 22m....

Beach in Little Corn Island

Otto Beach

The island's most popular beach, Otto boasts multicolored waters perfect for swimming and a fun young crowd. Here you'll find the island's fanciest address, Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa, as well as a recently...

Beach in Little Corn Island

Cocal Beach

A long stretch of white sand fronted by brilliant turquoise waters. Cocal has lost a lot of its mass through erosion but is still a fine place for a stroll and swim, although between April and July it can be...

Beach in Little Corn Island

Iguana Beach

Really just the southern extension of Cocal Beach, Iguana boasts a solid stretch of sand as it is protected by the headland.

Lighthouse in Little Corn Island


Little Corn's lighthouse is actually a metal tower that doesn't emit any light these days, but it does offer fine panoramas of the island and is a dreamy spot to watch the sunset. You'll need to climb the...

Bar in Little Corn Island

Reggae Bar

Little Corn Island's most popular after-hours hangout. Full of local flavor, the sweaty pool hall is a hotbed of hustling and competition, and the music thumps in the open-air dance hall just above the beach....

Baseball in Little Corn Island

Baseball Field

Head up the hill in the center of the island on weekends to catch local baseball games. You'll know when they're on because there will be no one around in town. Sunday is the big day – take a seat in the...

Beach in Little Corn Island

Big Fowl House Beach

An easy but unmarked walk through the bush leads to this fine secluded cove. Pass the former Casa Iguana and turn left where you see a small blue hut, then follow the sound of the ocean to get here.

Nicaraguan in Little Corn Island


This humble comedor on the trail between the Village and Iguana Beach is a fine spot for breakfast and has vegetarian pastas and coconut curries, as well as other typical local dishes.

Bakery in Little Corn Island

Baker Shop Gloria

Delicious and moist banana, ginger and coconut breads are just some of the highlights of this super-simple local bakery. It's a great option for a cheap and filling backpacker breakfast.

Nicaraguan in Little Corn Island

El Bosque

A simple sand-floored comedor surrounded by greenery, El Bosque serves up good breakfasts and filling portions of local specialties to hungry travelers.

Beach in Little Corn Island

Goat Beach

A gorgeous, secluded bay surrounded by jungle on the north side of the island that gets very few visitors.

Bar in Little Corn Island

Happy Hut

Set back behind some houses in the Village, this dark reggae dance hall doesn't get busy until late. Most patrons just hang out around the benches and tables in the yard until a favorite song comes on.