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!
If you’re up for a 6 hour bumpy ride into the middle of the Guatemalan jungle then I would suggest staying in Lanquin for 2 or 3 days, relaxing poolside at Zephyr Lodge and doing a day trip to Semuc Champey. The highlight of my time in Lanquin was visiting the Kam’ba cave system during the Semuc Champey day trip and putting on my Indiana Jones hat for a couple of hours. It was so much fun and months later I have not been able to stop talking about.
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.