One question I get a lot of is which island people should visit when they go to Nicaragua, Big Corn Island or Little Corn Island. Usually I suggest both but I wrote this comparison to help portray the main differences between the two islands.
They both offer world class diving and excellent snorkeling opportunities as well great local food and views to die for. The differences can be very subtle so check out this guide on which Corn Island to choose!
Of all the beaches I’ve been to on the Pacific coast, Mazunte is definitely my favourite. During the day there are huge pelicans diving for fish and beautiful hummingbirds flitting around. Everyone seems to respect the peace and there is rarely any loud music blaring, at the most you might hear the strains of a guitar or drumming.
Livingston is a small town with several places to explore, including the Siete Altares. The best part for me was just wandering around town, chatting to the local people and experiencing life in this very different part of Guatemala.