What to do and expect in Nicaragua – basic information about Nicaragua and traveling here.
The government is now a stable democracy. Periodic elections have transformed this once troubled country into a central American island of relative stability.
Nicaragua is considered the safest country in Central America and Little Corn Island is probably the safest corner of Nicaragua.
Of course, aware travelers never stop thinking about appropriate safe methods of traveling and we encourage you to continue to act prudently even here on Little Corn Island and at Little Corn Beach and Bungalow.
One recent study showed Nicaraguans as some of the happiest in the world. Throughout the country, especially here on Little Corn Island you can expect a friendly smile, a helping hand, and a happy “Allright” or “Right here”.
For lodging recommendations throughout Nicaragua, please visit Our Friends and Partners page.
Nicaragua has jungles, mountains, volcanoes, volcano surfing, huge lakes, history, Pacific and Caribbean coastline, colonial towns, zip lines, surfing, diving and so many other things to do and see that you couldn’t list them here.
Value of the US Dollar:
One of the few places on earth where your US Dollar has recently been appreciating in value. On the island you can get beer for $2 USD, lobster dinner for $16 USD. Currently, you get about 30 Cordobas (“cords”, as the island locals say) for every US Dollar.
Oh yeah, forgot to change your money? They accept US Dollars that are clean, unmarked and not torn as legal tender country wide.
When expecting to spend US Dollars on the Caribbean coast (including the Corn Islands) be sure that your money is not ripped, torn or marked in any way. Folks will not accept it if it is (unfortunately, neither can we as it is not considered “legal tender”).
What vaccines should we have before we come to Nicaragua or Little Corn?
Here are the recommended vaccines for Nicaragua by the U.S. Center of Disease Control:
- Hepatitis A or immune globulin (IG).
- Hepatitis B – if you are exposed to blood (for example, health-care workers), have sexual contact with the local population, stay longer than 6 months, or are undergoing various medical treatments.
- Rabies – if you are in contact to wild or domestic animals through your work or recreation.
- Typhoid – particularly if you are visiting developing countries in this region. As needed, booster doses for tetanus-diphtheria and measles. The Hepatitis B vaccine is now recommended for all infants and for children ages 11 and 12 who did not receive it as infants.