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“Great View, Atmosphere etc.” 4 of 5 stars
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East Side, Nicaragua   |  
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San Lorenzo, Nicaragua
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“Great View, Atmosphere etc.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

A friend and I stayed here for 5 nights while we learned to scuba dive with the dive shop that is connected with Casa Iguana (Dive Little Corn.) The connectedness between the hotel and dive shop was definitely convenient as you could order food from the dive shop to have it be ready at Casa Iguana when you walked back. The view was amazing from Casita #4 where we stayed, and the ocean breeze kept the room perpetually cool. The staff was nice and helpful.

Things to note for potential guests:
1: The water taxi ride can be unbelievably intense. This is removed from Casa Iguana's control and is a consideration for staying on Little Corn itself and is obviously outside of the control of any of the hostels. That being said, we had no idea when we went (end of November), and I just want to list that as something to possible expect if you visit.
2: There are no electrical outlets in the room, only in the actually main building where reception is. This was a minor annoyance, but given that Casa Iguana supplies their own power, it is fine.
3: Cost of breakfast and other food is a little on the high side in terms of price. Nothing exorbitant, but definitely adds up very quickly.

All in all, I would stay there again for the view and breeze alone. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Spring for a casita if you can, they are right on the edge of a cliff facing the ocean.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

My girlfriend and I flew to the corn islands over Thanksgiving for a dive trip, but unfortunately we stayed at Little Corn Beach and Bungalow and to this day we still wish we had stayed at Casa Iguana. We found Casa Iguana our first night on the island after getting lost trying to find our way to the town. We were met by a super cool bar/restaurant built on a cliff overlooking the water and eastern side of the island. The guy and two girls running the show were super friendly, and they make some killer drinks! Definitely try the Basilito if you make it there.

The owner also owned Little Corn dive shop, so Casa Iguana knew all about the local conditions and they really helped us get acquainted to the island. They made a killer french toast breakfast, and the view overlooking the island couldn't be beat. They had an awesome volleyball court and every day some of the local guys would go around recruiting people to play.

If you are looking for a friendly atmosphere, great drinks and food, awesome view, and a place to learn all the great spots around the island, go to Casa Iguana. It will definitely be the place we stay the next time we do a dive trip to Little Corn Island.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

My wife and I stayed 5 nights over the last week. We stayed in casita #2. Given the remoteness, it was nice- clean, with a great view from the porch facing the ocean. It was reasonably priced (breakfast at $6 is a bit steep, though). It must have rained 4 inches while we were there and thankfully the roof didn't leak.

The staff was quite helpful and keeps the main bar/lodge clean, not easy to do with all the rain, sand, and mud. They had wifi and some games which were helpful during the crap weather.

We would stay here again, but it would have been nice to be able to take a warm-ish shower.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

The view and location of this place was great. The staff was laid back and helpful. The complaints are with the cleanliness of the rooms. I had to wipe down dead bugs off the windowsills, our bedding seemed clean, but it was stained and had holes in it. It was double the price of the bunk rooms at little corn beach and bungalows - it did have a view, but you're better off down the beach if you can get a room there, otherwise this place certainly does the trick.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Douglas J, Manager at Casa Iguana, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
We truly appreciate all feedback from our guests at Casa Iguana, as both negative and positive comments help us as we strive to provide the most enjoyable experience for our guests. We hope that all guests address any issues they may have with their rooms with one of our managers on duty, as guest satisfaction is our primary goal. The elements on the island consistently take a toll on everything on the island, including our linens. Casa Iguana always checks the condition of its linens to provide a clean and comfortable stay and has recently switched out several sets. We apologize for any displeasure this guest experienced based on cleanliness. Also, unfortunately there are no dryers on the island, so all of our linens are dried on a line... and clothes pin leave rust marks on some of the sheets due to the moisture on the island.

The room that this guest stayed in was a Casita~ which is in fact double the price of the bunk rooms at LCBB. However, our Casitas have an amazing view of the sea, have a private bathroom and a private shower, amenities that the bunk rooms at LCBB do not have. They are also spaced much further away from neighboring cabins. We also offer Cabanas with shared bathrooms and showers for guests, ranging in price from $20- $45 a night based on season, number of guests, and length of stay.

Thank you again for your review of Casa Iguana!
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Mammoth Lakes, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

spend almost 2 weeks on little corn and had breakfast ,drinks and some dinners at casa iguana !can"t wait to be back on that wonderful deck,enjoying the view and the company of the awsome staff(local and imported)!highly recommended if on little corn,see you there...
mario

ps:make sure to steal the volleyball and arrange a game on the court...suuper fun!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vail, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I didn't stay here, but spent almost every day at Casa Iguana! Best breakfast on the island, with an incredible view! The group dinners nightly were also a lot of fun, although you do have the option of having your own table if you want something more private. I can't express how amazing the staff is here, they will go out of there way to make sure everything you could possible want is taken care of! Thanks again Jacq, Doug, Emma, and Megs for making our trip a memorable experience! See you guys soon!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

Best coffee and fruit on island. I didn't stay here but spent everyday day with these awesome friends for my two week stay. The team was friendly and hospitable from open to close. The chefs passion for food was obvious and delicious. My trip wouldn't have been the same without Casa Iguana! Thank you guys from mammoth :)

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Casa Iguana

Address: East Side, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region > Corn Islands > Little Corn Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Little Corn Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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, Nicaragua - Corn Islands

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