|Roads on Little Corn Island|
It is peaceful and I was happy to be back on the water. As we walked the dirt path, we passed signs for other hotels and restaurants. I was taking notes of who had food and Internet.
We arrived at Carlito's and had to do a little negotiation. I had reserved 2 casitas. One was fine but the second was in the back of the propoerty. I asked to see it. It was awful. A little treehouse by the swamp. There was no way I was staying in it next to what I assumed was a snake filled swamp, not even for $15! Chantal did not want it either. We finally decided to take a double for $30. We dropped our belongings and headed to the beach. The water was refreshing! We lounged on the beach and in the hammocks giggling about how lucky we were to be relaxing in paradise for a week while friends and family were freezing in the "polar vortex!"
We spent a week swimming, reading, writing and relaxing on the beaches. We walked the island trails each day. It is a small island but fun to explore. I found my favorite house on the beach, Casa Flip Flop. I was impressed with the flip flop Christmas tree out front.
Grace's Cool Spot had my favorite Christmas tree.
|Merry Christmas in Corn Island|
But most of our time was spent walking to different beaches and relaxing in the sand.
This was the high tourist season but we did not see many tourists. The only time we saw a lot of tourists was when you went to a café or restaurant that had Internet. In our time there we liked the food and internet speed at Café Desirae and Casa Iguana. We became regulars and got to know the other tourists that frequented these spots.
As we explored the island, we came upon the windmill used for power at the Peace and Love Farm.
Later, we explored the southern end of the island and wandered through flower gardens and coconut groves. We were reminded not to take anything.
As we walked through the jungle, we started to wonder if we would find a beach. We looked out through the jungle and saw a couple beaches. We hiked down the side of the small cliff to a beach. Then we saw rocks. We crawled over the rocks and around the point to the second beach....it also had rocks but the view was great! We were often the only people on the beaches.
We celebrated that evening with fresh coconuts and huge salads at Café Desirae. Mmmm!
I woke up early in the mornings to enjoy the quiet on the beach. I was usually joined by one of the local dogs. I named this guy Chelle but my favorite island dog was Bushman. He had a colar that read I am Bushman. Each time you said his name he would bark at me. He walked with me several mornings.
At the end of the week, I was ready to make the journey back to the mainland and south to Panama. I had decided to skip Costa Rica because it was much more expensive than Nicaragua and I needed to watch my budget. I packed my bags and said goodbye to the beautiful Little Corn Island.
A quick and less eventful boat ride back to Great Corn Island and then to the airport. I was flying back to Managua for one night. Then taking a bus to San Jose, spending a night there and on to Boquete, Panama.