The Autonomous Region of the South Caribbean Coast, RACCS located on the shore of the Caribbean Sea, is rich in natural and cultural beauty.
Made up of rivers, islands and keys with beautiful turquoise waters that are a tourist attraction for visitors.
How to enjoy the RACCS?
It is a tourist and cultural city 360 kilometers from the capital Managua, it is the gateway to other destinations on the Caribbean coast. You can enjoy a variety of coconut-based cuisine and a cultural diversity influenced by the different ethnic groups that exist, the most influential being Creole. In the month of May you can see the traditional festivities of Mayo Ya. Bluefields is the most multi-ethnic place in Nicaragua.
Land route (one way)
Airway (one way)
U.S. $9343Per person
House museum of Afro-descendants
An elegant construction of cured pine wood that has become part of the architectural and cultural heritage of the city of Bluefields. In which you can find history of the different Afro-descendant ethnic groups of the region. It is open to the general public from Monday to Friday.
Note: entrance is free.
The Cultural Historical Museum of the Caribbean Coast located in the BICU-CIDCA Caribbean Coast Research and Documentation Center is recognized as the space that promotes, preserves and highlights cultural and historical research on the Nicaraguan Caribbean Region in the city. from Bluefields it collects archaeological pieces of original peoples with historical value, it still preserves its typical English infrastructure.
Central Moravian Church
The Moravian Church was founded in 1849 by the Moravian missionaries from Germany being one of the oldest churches in this area; the Moravian Church separated from the Catholic Church in 1457 when they decided to ordain their own pastors.
Moravian missionaries served as teachers and doctors, building churches, schools, hospitals, and health centers. Architecture is part of the culture and symbol of the Caribbean Coast.
La Moravian Church has affirmed throughout its history that the Christian communion does not admit any barrier of nation or race. The Unitas Fratrum values its unit as a precious treasure that the Lord has entrusted to it. It defends the unity of all human beings given by reconciliation through Jesus Christ.
Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral
The Nuestra Señora del Rosario Cathedral was founded in 1913, it is the first cathedral in Bluefields in honor of Pope Pius X. It is the only apostolic vicariate in Nicaragua elevated to a diocese by Pope Francis on November 30, 2017. It is an example of architecture contemporary religious character. The image of the Virgin Mary is located on the main altar.
The Autonomous Region of the South Caribbean Coast is made up of the municipalities:
The Autonomous Region of the South Caribbean Coast is made up of the following municipalities: Bluefields, Río Grande Mouth, El Ayote, El Rama, Corn Island, Kukra Hill, El Tortuguero, La Cruz de Río Grande, Laguna de Perlas, Muelle de los Bueyes, New Guinea and Paiwas.
LAGOON OF PEARLS
About 40 km north of the city of Bluefields, surrounded by a lacustrine lagoon, the largest in Nicaragua, is Laguna de Perlas, both the city and its basins are currently home to Afro-descendant Creole, Garífuna and Miskito indigenous peoples, all of whom inhabit the adjacent communities of Halouver, Khakabila, Brown Bank, La Fe, San Vicente, Orinoco (heart of the Garífuna culture), Marshal Point, Set Net Point and Tasbapounie, being one of the towns with the greatest presence of Afro-descendants in Nicaragua.
Pearl Lagoon, is a place where through daily life the permanent dialogue between cultures and ancestral worldview is maintained.
Among the most important attractions of this municipality are the pearl cays formed by small islands surrounded by crystal clear waters and coral reefs.
These are a small formation of islands that are about 45 minutes by boat from Laguna de Perlas with turquoise water, white sand, coconut palms and coral reefs that are a sanctuary for different aquatic species such as tropical fish, lobsters and turtles. The area is heavenly; In addition, you can go diving, snorkeling, fishing, enjoy the sun and explore the other nearby keys. Sunshine, turquoise blue beaches and a private tropical flair are enjoyed in the Pearl Cays. This group of keys is located in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 35 km from the community of Laguna de Perlas, they offer comfortable places to enjoy the excursion in the area.
Private pangas (boats) offer transportation from Laguna de Perlas to the keys.
If you like the sun, sand and sea, another of the unique experiences is to make the 15-minute crossing by speedboat (pangas), from the Bay of Bluefields until you reach Bluff Beach, located in the port of Bluff, while traveling you can observe birds, islets and the little sailing boats in the Bay of Bluefields in Bluff Beach you can enjoy its sands. It has lodgings, dining rooms, and a lighthouse overlooking the port where you can appreciate its horizon.
Corn Island is one of the tourist wonders of Nicaragua for its white sand beaches, with turquoise water, warm weather and extensive spaces covered with coconut palms. Due to its great natural beauty and places of interest that make it unique and attractive to national and international tourists, the municipality was declared a National Tourist Heritage. The islands have a series of extensive and wide beaches where you can practice swimming, diving, snorkeling and take photos of the local marine fauna, for which you can hire the services of diving experts.
Flight cost Bluefields - Corn Island
U.S. $10371 For people
Flight cost Managua - Corn Island
U.S. $16921 For people
If you want to travel to Corn Island you can travel by road leaving Managua from the Costa Atlántica terminal of the Mayoreo market, taking a bus that costs C$ 320 to the city of Bluefields, then you can take the boat that leaves on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:00 am, the cost of the ticket is C$ 250 one way.
The local population has coconut as the basis of their diet. For the preparation of the dishes, coconut oil and coconut milk are used, such as gallopinto, rundown, coconut bread, among others. The best known dishes of the inhabitants of this municipality are rundown and crab soup.
Characteristic empanadas from the Nicaraguan South Caribbean, diners savor it at any time of the day. This meal is made of flour, ground beef, goat chili, pepper, onion, chiltoma, salt to taste and achiote.
Typical of the two autonomous regions of the country, people from this area have transferred this gastronomy to the Pacific and Central regions. The dish contains fish or shellfish, seasoned with green plantains, coconut milk, vegetables, tubers, peppers, sweet chilies, and spices.