Eco-friendly tips for your next visit to the Corn Islands
On the east coast of Nicaragua lies Great Corn Island and Little Corn Island, two jewels showered by the tricolor waters of the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by coral reefs, white sand beaches and rich in biodiversity.
This archipelago is located 347 kilometers from Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, and is one of the favorite tourist destinations for nationals and foreigners due to the unique experience it has to offer.
Taking care of these islands is necessary to preserve them for future generations, which is why we share with you some things you need to know before traveling to the Corn Islands.
Since 2021, the islands are part of the list of protected areas in Nicaragua, so, there are regulations regarding tourism, commercial and fishing activities and use of its natural resources.
Ban of plastic recipients
In April 2022, the Local Government approved a decree that prohibits and regulates the use and entry of single-use plastic containers. This regulation went into effect on February 1, 2023.
What not to bring to the islands
Plastic bottles (water, sodas, energy drinks, among others), plastic bags, straws, plastic plates and cups and aluminum.
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What can you bring?
Water bottles out of glass or metal, kraft paper or cloth bags, biodegradable plates, cups and cutlery, as well as cardboard or metal straws.
What not to take with you
Starfish, pieces of coral reefs, sand and any other resources that are part of Corn Islands natural heritage.
By following these recommendations, you will be able to make your visit to the Corn Islands more eco-friendly, without missing out on any of its natural, cultural and tourist attractions.