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.
For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.
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.
GMT -6 hours.
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.
It’s a 1-1.5 hour flight from Managua; flight time-keeping is irregular.
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