43 miles off Nicaragua’s eastern coast lie the virtually untouched Corn Islands. These small
pockets of paradise are superb spots to end a trip. With pearly sands and crystalline waters, days are spent swimming, snorkelling, diving and mangrove kayaking. Some may be happier simply swinging lazily in a hammock, sipping an icy mojito.
Back on the mainland, and with a vibrant mix of African and European cultures, Bluefields feels more like a Caribbean port town than Spanish Nicaragua. Only accessible by boat or prop plane until this year, the town is modest and rough-hewn,
but boasts near-empty beaches, feasts of fresh seafood and a rare insight into a near-forgotten corner of the world.