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Welcome to Corn Islands

Corn Islands

Adventurous travellers should definitely include the Corn Islands on their list of things to do in Nicaragua. Situated 40 miles (70km) from the mainland, the two islands are home to howler monkeys, while the seas and coral reefs surrounding the islands are popular with divers wishing to see barracudas, nurse sharks, spotted eagle rays and green turtles. Tourists visiting the islands won't find modern hotels or resorts on the islands; instead there are a few sparsely populated villages and a wealth of unspoiled plant and animal life. The Corn Islands are a perfect off-the-beaten-track destination in Nicaragua.


Information & Facts

Language
The official language in Nicaragua is Spanish. Some communities on the Caribbean coast speak indigenous languages. English is understood at some tourist destinations.
Money

The currency is named the Córdoba but commonly referred to as the peso. American dollars can also be used for common transactions. Bills must be in good shape to be accepted and damaged bills can be exchanged at banks. Only some banks will exchange travellers cheques. All major cities have ATMs and most hotels and restaurants accept credit card payments.

Time
Local time is GMT/UCT -6.
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