There seem to be quite a few delusional, spoiled reviewers on this site and I would like to just put in my 2 cents in order to help anyone else traveling to Little Corn Island.
First of all, let's face it - Little Corn Island is *not* the Bahamas, it is *not* Costa Rica and Casa Iguana is not a resort. It will be a bumpy ride to get to the island, you and your luggage will get wet, there will be mosquitos, there will not be hot water, and there will be times when the electricity does not work. If you're looking for the comfort of a traditional hotel room, look elsewhere and spare everyone else your whining & complaining. This would also do everyone else a favor who would like to keep Little Corn Island as it is - i.e. not the Bahamas or Los Cabos, but an authentic, untouristy, unpretentious island paradise where one can relax with a beer on an uncrowded beach and listen to the waves crash instead of the motors of jet skis and demands of tourists for lounge chair cocktails and umbrellas.
I found Casa Iguana to be exactly what I expected - rustic, shared bathroom and shower, small, simple cabin and spotty electricity - set within a beautiful seaside jungle, along a pristine beach, where the light shimmered through the trees and I could fall asleep to the gentle sound of ocean waves or light rain showers. The staff was extremely friendly, laid back, and helpful. Could they solve every single problem that arose such as cancelled boats or a loss of internet connection? No of course not! But Gina made a killer mojito, Mark, the chef, cooked some fantastic meals, and Cole, Kelly, and Daisy did everything they could to make my stay comfortable. Already I miss their friendly smiles and warm conversation. The same goes to the folks at the dive shop - unfortunately I did not have an opportunity to dive with them because of the weather, but I thought they were all very friendly and I'm looking forward to one day diving with them.
I would only recommend Casa Iguana to people who truly don't mind a "rustic" vacation (which is clearly not a few of the people who post on this site), and who appreciate the beauty of an unadulterated little island where the townspeople outnumber the tourists, there are no cars, and no obnoxious tourist traps, even if that means giving up certain comforts that might be offered elsewhere. I have travelled extensively to rustic and not-so-rustic places and have enjoyed both for what they have to offer. Casa Iguana is right up there as one of the best of the rustics (and, in my opinion, also outranks many of the not-so-rustics).
Thank you Casa Iguana!!! I can't wait to return!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Caribbean as it used to be: An island, a culture, and a way of life that hasn't yet felt the impact of the 20th century. Opening its doors in 1994, CI became Nicaragua's first eco-lodge. Relax on its 40 acre reserve and explore its secret coves, jungle and farm. Whether or not you are a guest at Casa Iguana, we invite you to join us for our famous breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy cocktails and lounging in our lodge to take in the best view on the island and meet interesting people! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Iguana Hotel Little Corn Island
- Casa Iguana Little Corn Island, Corn Islands, Nicaragua