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Yemaya is located on Little Corn Island, which is around 45 miles east of the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua and is approximately 1.2 square miles in size. The island is bursting in character, yet an oasis of tranquility − there has never even been a car on the island! To get to here, you can fly from Managua to Big Corn Island, and then take a boat to Little Corn Island.


Step 1: Get to Managua


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


Step 2: Fly to Big Corn Island


Flights to Big Corn Island are operated by domestic airline La Costeña, which is next to the Managua Airport (Augusto C. Sandino International Airport). When you exit the Managua Airport doors, turn left and walk to the end of the airport, and you will see the La Costeña terminal. We can book your La Costeña flights for you, or you can book them yourself through their website.

Please note that your flight ticket price does not include airport taxes ($2 USD per person), which can be paid directly at La Costeña’s check in area.

It is advised that you make reservations in advance, as seats can be limited (especially during busy periods). Please check their website for up-to-date information on baggage regulations, check-in times and flight schedules, or call 011 505 2298 5360 for further assistance.


Flights currently run 2-3 times daily from both Managua and Bluefields. Please be aware that flights from Managua sometimes stop at Bluefields for 10 to 15 minutes to let passengers on or off.


La Costeña’s current flight schedule is:


Managua to Big Corn Island:

Flight 142 − 6:30 AM

Flight 150 − 11:00 AM

Flight 148 − 2:30 PM


Big Corn Island to Managua:

Flight 143 − 8:10 AM

Flight 151 − 12:30 PM

Flight 149 − 3:30 PM


Step 3: Boat to Little Corn Island


Once you land on Big Corn Island, you can get a taxi from Big Corn Airport to the wharf (Approx price for taxi C$30 córdobas). If your La Costeña flights were booked through Yemaya, then this taxi service will be included (simply look for the taxi driver holding a Yemaya sign).

From the wharf, you can either: a) take a shared water taxi directly to Yemaya; or b) you can take the public panga to the Little Corn Island dock, and from there take a water taxi to Yemaya:


  1. Shared water taxi – if you contact us in advance, we can book this service for you. The shared water taxi brings you directly to the hotel at a cost of $45 USD per person each way. This option is faster and saves you the trouble of changing boats at the Little Corn Island dock. You would be sharing this water taxi with any other Yemaya guests who are arriving/departing at the same time and have chosen this option. It is important to mention that Yemaya does not operate this transport service.
  2. Public panga – the public panga costs $6 USD per person each way. The water taxi from the Little Corn Island dock to Yemaya costs $15 USD per person – we can book this service for you if you contact us in advance. We recommend getting to the Big Corn Island wharf as early as possible to reduce the risk of them selling out, because the tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis; it is not possible to book them in advance. Below is the public boat schedule:


Big Corn Island to Little Corn Island

Departs 10:00 AM

Departs 4:30 PM


Little Corn Island to Big Corn Island:

Departs 6:30 AM

Departs 1:30 PM

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.