The Nicaraguan Atlantic (Caribbean) coast is where my family and I are from. Well, the secret is out about our Caribbean gems; The Corn Islands… In the last few years its already changed, now I expect all hell to break loose… Hmm, mixed feelings… Nicaragua’s National Assembly approved on Wednesday a law to declare the municipality of Corn Island in the Caribbean, a Nicaraguan National Tourist Heritage, in order to make it more accessible to domestic and foreign tourists, and promote hotel investment on the island.
With this law, institutions such as the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute, Intur, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, MTI, and the National Port Company, EPN, join forces to continue to develop touristically Corn Island, said Rep. Pedro Joaquin Chamorro, president of the Legislative Commission on Tourism.
The law also encourage private investment in order to increase in the coming years by 30% the number of hotel rooms in the islands, Chamorro said. The Municipality of Corn Island consists of two islands in the South Atlantic Autonomous Region, RAAS, with a huge potential for tourism: Corn Island (known as Big Corn Island), which has an area of 10 square kilometers, and Little Corn Island (or Little Corn Island), with 2.9 kilometers, which are surrounded by clear waters and white sandy beaches, and each year attracts about 30,000 tourists.
The two islands have a population of 14,000 inhabitants, including indigenous, black and mixed peoples. The site speaks English, Spanish and Creole. This year, Little Corn Island was ranked 53 of the 100 best beaches in the world, according to a survey by Travel Summer, reported by CNN international news. The results of the survey were considered to Little Corn Island is an ideal place for scuba diving and snorkeling.