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Corn Islands: Fact file


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When to go

The islands have a typical tropical climate with high temperatures all year round May - Nov is rainy season. The sunniest and driest months are Feb - Apr. Easter and Christmas holidays are very busy. Hurricanes possible Jun - Nov.

Language

English.

Getting local currency

Córdoba. There’s a bank with an ATM close to the pier where you can use a UK credit or debit card. You may have to ask your bank to authorise withdrawals before you leave the UK and amounts may be limited. There is only one ATM (2014), beside the airfield on Big Corn, so it is best to bring dollars and córdobas cash with you. Obtain your local currency needs before travelling to the Corn Islands.

Time difference

GMT -6 hours.

Getting there

It’s a 1-1.5 hour flight from Managua; flight time-keeping is irregular.

Combines with

A stay on equally laid-back, but Latin, Ometepe Island on Lake Nicaragua; A visit to colonial Granada on the shores of the lake; a boat adventure down the tropical San Juan river to the west of the lake; a stay on the remote historically and culturally significant Solentiname islands in the far south of the lake.
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