How to travel from Managua to Corn Islands
- By Plane with la Costeña airlines. Every day 2 flights Managua – Bluefields – Corn islands . Round trip 165$ , Bluefields – Corn Island 103 $
- By road and by boat
Take the express bus from Managua to Bluefields at the mayoreo market. The trip is 7 hours long, via Nueva Guinea. the bus stop twice for food and bathroom. It cost 10$. Bluefields has a variety of hotels, you can have a confortable room from 10$ at doña rosa hostal, Amy’s room, hotel Quinto, mini hotel central o Doña vero hostal in the center of the city.
The ferry boat from Bluefields to Corn Island travel wednesday and saturday at 9 am, and come back from corn island to Bluefields, thursday and saturday. The ride is 6 hours.
During national holidays there are sometimes more boats traveling, also during special events like crab soup in august. Empresa portuaria nacional , phone 2266 3039
If you travel with your own car, you can let your vehicle at the red cross parking in Bluefields, it cost 2.5 $ per day.
Bus schedule from Managua to Bluefields
Salida: 6 am , 9.15 am , 11.15 am, 12 am, 2:30 pm , 5 pm, 7 pm, 9 pm, 11 pm
Bluefields to Managua: terminal pericon
Salida: 5:30 am , 6:30 am, 10 am, 12 am, 1 pm, 4 pm, 9 pm, 11 pm
Boat schedule from Bluefields to Corn Island, Wednesday and saturday: 9 am
Actually two boat are travelling from bluefields to the corn islands, the ferry Hilario Sanchez and a small passenger boat Rio escondido. The trip is 6 hours long and coast 8 $.
The boat leave at the municipal warf in Bluefields on wednesday and saturday at 9 am.
Boat schedule Corn Island to Bluefields : Thursday and sunday at 9 am.
I recommend to travel with the ferry, he’s bigger, have seat and air condition, and if you bring a matress or your hamaca you can sleep on the second floor.
How to travel to little Corn Island ?
There is a public boat » Panga ride» who travel every day at 10 am and 4 pm.
the ride is 30 minutes and cost 6 dolars.
Public boat from Bluefields to El Bluff beach.
If you want to enjoy the beach when you are in the city of Bluefields, take a public boat at the market. the panga ride take 20 minutes and cost less than 2 dolars. El Bluff is a small fisherman village, with a long beach with restaurants and bars.
Travel to the corn islands from Costa Rica
Cross the boarder at Los Chiles, go to San Carlos Nicaragua and travel to Nueva Guinea. There is a new road that go direct to Bluefields. The distance is 240 kilometers.
Bus San Carlos Nueva Guinea – 3 hours , cost 5$
Bus Nueva Guinea – Bluefields – 3.5 hours – cost 6$
Accomodation near the kitesurf spot
The kite beach is located on Lulu beach, north end neighborhood on big corn island.
The kitesurf shack is at Lulu vacation rental, who offers rooms, and apartments with kitchen and bike rental.
On the kite beach there is a nice restaurant, Sea side Grill.
Captain Peter offer snorkel tours with his boat and transfers to Little Corn Island
Lulu rental, offers private rooms from 35 to 60$ per night, with fan or AC and private bathroom.
1 Apartment , 1 bed room, kitchen, AC, private beach 50$/night , 250$/week, 400$/month
1 House with 3 bedroom, 6 people, kitchen, AC , garden, 80$/ night , 400$/week, 550$ / month
for bookings, whatsapp +505 88 48 85 80
Near the spot , there are several hotels:
villy’s cottage , rooms with kitchen, starting from 20$
ocean view, apartment with kitchen
island bakery and sweets
Restaurants in Corn Island
Sea side Grill, for sea food
G and G hotel , the best for breakfast, good prices
Darinia’s kitchen, suchi, sea food,
Activities in corn island
Trips to Pearl cays, fishing, snorkeling, diving
Activities at Lulu beach
snorkel rental , 5$
Snorkeling tours with boat , 25$ per person
wakeboard, 40$ , 70$ for 2 people
stand up paddle
Bicycle rentals, 10$ per day
Scuba diving at Dos tiburones