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“Amazing hosts and great location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Big Fish Cafe and Guesthouse
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Orillia, Canada
2 reviews
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“Amazing hosts and great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

The woman running the place is super sweet! We had an excellent stay with great coffee and a great BBQ for dinner outside on the beach! She knows the island really well and can offer some great insight into what to do while visiting! The rooms were fabulous and super clean!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Kelsie W
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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

My family and I stayed at Big Fish on two separate occasions and had a wonderful time both times. Mary and her staff were helpful, kind, answered all our questions and helped make our stay so memorable. Their location on Big Corn Island is the best place to be. We were there and able to watch the completion of the ranch across the road. It already is the best gathering spot on the island! Absolutely we will return!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Beulah, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

We spent six nights with Mary and Sean, enjoying the flow of locals in and out of their front porch / outdoor dining spot. Good food, cold beer, good conversation to be had at any time. They have a strong historical attachment to the early island settlers which is a real bonus for those interested in history. Only a few meters from the beach, great snorkeling or just hammock slinging rest. The owners thoughtfully provide air con, internet, laundry options and phone link to the USA and Canada which were most welcome. Bikes available for rent also - we would certainly go back were we to revisit Corn Island in the future.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank dee s
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Mary is super friendly and the rooms are clean. The Cafe is also right on some very nice beaches. We came from Little Corn, where we paid much more for a much more rustic room. This was a great value and the room had AC!

Mary also gave us great advice on where to go on the island, and we rented bikes from her for an evening of cycling. The cafe has delicious food (the lobster was great). I wish all the best to Mary and I hope one day I can return.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Mary and Shawn, the perfect hosts, their staff awesome and helpful, beautiful view of the ocean, clean and comfortable, came for a few days , stayed a month, nice to have the restaurant and barbecue .... Suggested to everyone to stay here, can't go wrong, thanks for an awesome stay

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Joannie R
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Blackwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

Our last nite on big corn was spent at an exciting baseball game with a finish at Big Fish BBQ!
Lobster kabobs..tender barbeque chicken and pork with cole slaw, tortillas and of course red beans and rice. Right on the beautiful beach at the north end! A must for all visitors!

Room Tip: Great area to snorkle and a great meal after!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Cranbrook, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

We absolutely loved our time on Big Corn in large part because of our stay at Mary and Shawn's place. You are immediately made to feel at home and welcome. Mary gave us a great tour of the island and an education on the island's history. We traveled Nicaragua and Costa Rica for a month and The Big Fish was the highlight. If you have time, ask Mary to arrange a guided hike with Jessie (tour guide extraordinaire). This exceptional young man took us on a two hour hike that was unforgettable . If you are going to the corn islands, do not miss this place. Shawn's nightly bbq on the beach capped off each day on a high note. Be sure to order sweet coconut french toast . Huge thankyou to Shawn and Mary for a great experience
ken ,erika and parker

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Big Fish Cafe and Guesthouse

Property: Big Fish Cafe and Guesthouse
Address: North End, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region > Corn Islands > Big Corn Island
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Big Corn Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Big Fish Cafe and Guesthouse is located on the quiet, serene North End of Corn Island which is also vagrant free. You will experience fresh ocean breeze on a white sandy beach with crystal clear ocean to swim in. There are coral reefs near by for those who enjoy snorkeling and diving. Restaurant and Bar is onsite and open daily and offers a varied menu. As the island is prone to losing electricity for some short periods of time, we have a power generator onsite so that our guests don't have to be inconvenienced by the loss of electricity. Friendly and helpful property manager available for your needs. We offer bicycle and motorcycle rental and snorkel rental. There are other water activities and rentals available near by that we can assist with directing you to. Getting around is easy. Take a taxi, bus, bicycle, motorbike or just use your two feet! ... more   less 
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Big Fish Cafe And Guesthouse Corn Islands, Nicaragua - Big Corn Island

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