Yemaya Little corn Island Hotel | How to Get There
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Why book directly with us?

Book directly with us and you will receive:

1. Best Rate Guarantee

If you find a lower rate within 24 hours of making your reservation, we will match the lower rate.

2. Complimentary welcome drink

3.  Our Win – Win cancellation policy

Tel USA: (+1) 303-327-8143
Tel Nica: +505-8741-0122
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Little Corn Island, around 45 miles east of the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, is approximately 1.2 square miles in size, bursting in character yet an oasis of tranquility. You can fly from Managua to Big Corn Island and then take a boat to Little Corn Island.

Several international airlines fly to Managua including United, Delta, American Airlines, Copa, AeroMexico, Spirit, Avianca, and Veca.

There are several travel options for you to choose from once you are in Managua, please advise us in advance of your choice so we can plan your transport. We recommend the Priority Guest Transfer Service.


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Booking transportation can become a hassle when planning a trip. To ensure that your travels to Yemaya are as stress-free as possible, we can arrange the return flights and transportation between Managua and Yemaya for you.

PRICE $300 USD per person
taxes included



  • Booking of your round trip flights from/to Managua – Big Corn Island
  • Yemaya staff member will meet you at the Managua airport and assist you with boarding your flight
  • Yemaya priority check-in at La Costeña, allowing a late check in – 45mins before departure
  • Priority boarding on La Costeña flights
  • Private taxi and Yemaya boat transfer from Big Corn Island Airport to Yemaya (round trip).
  • Our boat times coincide with the 6:30AM and 2:30PM flights only, we recommend you book these flights
  • If you book the 11am flight you will have some extra time in Big Corn. The 11am flight is a small un-pressurized Cessna plane rather than the larger pressurized ATR 72 plane normally used for the early AM and the PM flights.


Please note, the La Costeña flights are non-refundable however they are flexible for 1 year.
Yemaya has two passenger boats:

1 – Yemaya Express 

This is a fully enclosed, 41 ft ocean going, transport Ferry. We had it custom-built for our Yemaya guests, to keep guests and their luggage dry and safe even when the weather is rough. (yes, it can happen!) Yemaya Express is our normal standard vessel for transporting our guests.

yemaya express boat

2 – Orisha

This is a “panga” converted as a guest transport boat which is the type of boat normally used for passenger transport between the two islands. We use Orisha when Yemaya Express is being serviced and only if weather allows.

yemaya boat


For guests arriving to Managua after 1:00 pm this will not allow enough time to make the connecting 2:30pm La Costeña flight so overnight accommodations will need to be booked in Managua or the historical colonial city of Granada.

If overnighting in Managua or Granada we would recommend enhancing your vacation with a morning sightseeing tour to one or more of the natural and historical tourist sites in the surrounding area such as Laguna de Apoyo, Granada, Leon or many other natural & historical places. We would be happy to set these tours up for you.

There are 3 La Costeña departing flights from Managua to Big Corn:

Departure Managua
6:30 am
11:00 am
2:30 pm

Arrival Big Corn
7:15 am
12:20 am
3:50 pm

There are 3 La Costeña departing flights from Big Corn to Managua:

Departure Big Corn
8:10 am
12:45 am
3:45 pm

Arrival Managua
9:10 am
2:05 am
4:55 pm

Baggage Allowance:

  • Checked baggage permitted: 1 piece with maximum weight of 35 lbs./15.88 kgs and up to 45 linear inches / 114 cm. (length + height + width)
  • Handbag permitted: 1 piece with maximum weight of 20 lbs/9.07 kgs.
  • Excess baggage will be charged at $1.20 per pound and will be considered standby bags.
  • Checked luggage is individual and not cumulative.


Yemaya Boat Service only:
$40 USD per person including taxes one way
$80 USD per person including taxes roundtrip


  • Meeting you at Big Corn Island airport
  • Private taxi and Yemaya boat transfer from Big Corn to Yemaya (round trip)
  • Welcome drink upon arrival


Public Boat
You can get a taxi from Big Corn airport to the wharf and travel with the public boat service on their schedule. We can offer assistance on the travel from Little Corn Island municipal dock to Yemaya. Please contact us prior to your arrival to Little Corn for us to arrange a pick-up boat service.


Please note that for our transfer options Priority Guest Transfer Service or Yemaya Boat Service, we recommend that you take the last flight of the day from Managua at 2:30 pm. In the event that you book the morning or mid/day flights there are chances that you could be delayed on Big Corn due to sudden changes in weather which prevent the boats from running to and from Little Corn (adverse weather conditions can affect our plans for the evening boat trips too but the chances are lesser than during the day).

Arrivals on midday flight may do have additional waits on Big Corn due to our boat scheduling.

Flights currently run 2-3 times daily from both Managua and Bluefields.

It is advised that you make reservations in advance, as seats can be limited especially in busy periods. Please check for up to date information on baggage regulations, check-in time and flight schedules.

*Nature Air is planning direct flights from San Jose, Costa Rica to the Corn Islands. Please check for updates.


We are located on the north end of the island on a beautiful beach approximately a 30 minute walk from the village. A team member can take you to the local village or bring you back at night. Our guests can also avail a hotel boat (at fixed times and prior to subject reservation at the concierge) to the village during the day.


Check-in time is 3pm and checkout time is 11am. We can store your luggage if you arrive/depart outside of these times and you are welcome to use the hotel facilities.


We can help you book activities for your stay including diving, snorkeling, kite surfing, fishing, spa treatments and massage.


There is an ATM on Big Corn Island but there is no guarantee that it is always in service. We recommend using an ATM before your flight to Big Corn Island as well as notifying your bank and credit card providers that you are traveling to Nicaragua. Most business establishments on the island accept only cash, but the resort accepts most major credit cards.


All rooms are air conditioned and equipped with ceiling fans in addition to being positioned to catch the sea breeze.


Every room has an electronic safe. The resort is not responsible for loss of any belongings or valuables not stored in the safety box.


Yemaya recommends the use of biodegradable products such as sun block and mosquito repellents, to help protect our environment. You can bring a refillable water bottle, which can be refilled for free in the restaurant. Street lighting is limited on Little Corn Island so it is recommended to bring a small flashlight. Please check the weather forecast before your arrival to bring appropriate clothing.


We recommend that all of our guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance prior to travel.


Please note that we do not accept bookings with children under 8 years old.


Pets are not permitted in the resort or restaurant.


Yemaya is predominantly a smoke free property; there are designated smoking areas within the property in outdoor areas.


Yemaya does not have wheelchair access or facilities


The decision to travel should be made in consultation with your health care provider. Discuss the purpose of travel, destination(s), length of the trip, planned activities, underlying medical and/or pregnancy related complications and available medical care in your destination.   It is important to consider that the boat ride from Big Corn Island to Little Corn Island (Yemaya) might be bumpy and sometimes even up to an hour long. The basic medical facility on Little Corn Island might not be suitable to take care of pregnancy or other health related emergencies.   If you decide to travel while pregnant, please make sure that you have comprehensive travel health insurance, review your policy and the coverage it provides.