70 km from Nicaragua's east coast, the Corn Islands is a completely unique place to the rest of the country. Life here is traditionally Caribbean and a cool island dialect of English is spoken prevalently. Pristine turquoise water and shimmering white beaches paint the backdrop for a simple life of simple pleasures. Reggae music is heard most of the day and when we spend 5 days here on our trip we don't do much more than chill on the beaches, kick-back with the locals and eat some of the most incredible seafood in the world! You'll feel so relaxed on The Corn Islands you'll wonder why you're not always living as if you're in the Caribbean.
Epic Experiences you will have on this adventure
Go Scuba Diving
Diving is like no other experience on Earth. Life under the water is silent and peaceful, everything is flowing and moving in a way that we land creatures are unaccustomed to. Despite all of our high tech equipment, we are extremely out of our element in the water and it is a humbling experience to watch and observe what life is like under the sea. Fish come in all shapes, sizes and colours and move together in a harmonious unison through beautiful coral and twisted sunlight. On our trips, scuba diving is a huge activity as we travel to countries that offer some of the best diving in the world. The Caribbean in Central America possesses the second largest reef in the world, the warm waters of the South Pacific in Southeast Asia are home to the largest diversity of sea-life in the world and the seas of the Mediterranean are full of rich history and beauty. There is a whole universe under the ocean and experiencing what’s it like to be in it is a must at least once in your life!
Catch a Fish and Eat It, Too
We get so many people who come on our trips that say they don't like seafood and won't eat it - usually, they're not from a coastal town. So when we serve up a fresh barracuda or tuna or some other tasty fish that the fisherman caught that morning and we convince them to give it a try, the first thing they say (with a satisfied smile) is that this doesn't taste like the seafood they've tried. There's just no getting around it, fish is meant to be eaten fresh! And the only thing tastier than a fresh fish is one that you caught, too! Catching the fish that you eat used to be a part of life and still is in many parts of the world, however, more and more people are buying from the commercial fishing industry which is unsustainable and is destroying the ocean's eco-system. We offer the option to go fishing on nearly all of our trips with friendly, local fisherman that show you their tricks - it's an experience that not only teaches you the importance of fishing but is also a hell of a good time: on a boat, with friends, with beer, in the sun, drifting down a tropical coastline… 'nuff said!
Experience Authentic Caribbean Culture
It is hard to get more Caribbean than the Corn Islands. The laid back style of the locals and the islands’ sunny vibes will win you over as soon as you fly into this tropical paradise! Your trip leaders will help you fully embrace the island lifestyle by teaming up with our local Corn Island friends for some truly authentic Caribbean cultural experiences. Whether it is trying the local seafood special of Rondon, playing a backyard baseball game with the Corn Island kids (they LOVE baseball here), or dancing to dancehall and reggaeton all night, you will be saying Jus’ chillin mon’ like a true local in no time!
Our Trash Hero beach cleanups are a great way to do good, feel good, and get some beach all at the same time. With thousands of tons of trash swirling around the oceans, the unfortunate reality is that some of it washes up onto the beautiful beaches we fall in love with around the world. So we thought ‘Let’s do something about this!’ Our partnership with Trash Hero began in Koh Lipe, Thailand, where they regularly organized beach cleanup days. Today, Trash Hero has gone viral and can be found operating in Thailand and Indonesia, and is spreading into dozens more countries at a rapid pace. On our end, beach cleanup day quickly became one of the most fun and rewarding days on our Thailand trip. So we decided to spread the love, and have instituted a beach cleanup day into our regular itineraries across the world. Through our sponsorship and partnership with Trash Hero, our travellers and others like them have since collected tens of thousands of kilograms of trash from the beaches we travel to…and really, there’s nothing more epic than saving the world!