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7 Days Island Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua

  • Las Palmeras Beachfront Boutique Hotel, 500 Meters West of Wharf, Little Corn Island, Nicaragua

Awakening Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua

This retreat is intended to energize every system of the body, mind, and soul with the breath. Join yoga instructor Micole Shenelle in a magical experience in Nicaragua and let yourself go with the flow. During this retreat, you will find new ways to move past your limitations, linking breath to movement as you explore and grow through asanas. Enjoy daily yoga classes and meditation sessions, deep tissue massage, sun salutations, self-exploring activities, and workshops.


  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • A deep tissue fusion massage
  • Mudras flow and sound bath with bowls
  • A sunset boat cruise island tour
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 2 daily healthy meals
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you can stay either in a private or a shared room. The hotel offers private, double, triple, and quadruple rooms with a queen size bed, kitchen, mini bar, and a futon, balcony; or twin beds and a futon. All rooms facilities include a Wi-Fi connection, in-room safe, towels and private shower, television, and air conditioner or a fan.

Upon your arrival, during your first night, you will have a meet and greet dinner party, with the option to schedule massage appointments. For the next days you will start each morning with a healthy smoothie followed by a Vinyasa with pranayama meditation class. Then, you will enjoy breakfast and a writing uquestion of focus workshop. Each day, at noon, you will have lunch followed by a Yin yoga class and meditation session.

Everyday may vary in the activities that will be done, but they all will be focused on dancing and moving meditations with mudras flow, a sound bath with bowls and live music, pranayama and Kundalini inspired sessions, hip opening, shoulder opening and heart opening, along with Partner yoga and an inversion workshop. A sunset boat cruise tour around the island and one deep tissue fusion massage of 75 minutes are also scheduled for this retreat.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Smoothie
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Vinyasa yoga with pranayama and meditation
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast and writing question(s) of focus
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Yin yoga practice and meditation

During this retreat, you will enjoy a sunset boat cruise tour around the island and you will have time to snorkel at a beautiful reef.

  • Micole Shenelle

    (Vinyasa Yoga, Power Yoga, Yin Yoga)

    Corepower Yoga Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)

    A native Californian, Micole is a RYT 200-hour Vinyasa and Power yoga instructor and massage therapist. She received her training with Sphota Yoga School under the direction of Laurie Searle in Santa Monica and with Corepower Yoga in Studio City, California. She has taught at various locations throughout California and recently at Yemaya Hideaway Resort and Spa, The Lighthouse Hotel, and Firefly Yoga and Massage in Little Corn Island, Nicaragua. Micole also danced professionally for 10 years in the States, Cuba, and Brazil and holds a Masters of Social Work in Client-Centered Therapy.

This retreat will take place at Las Palmeras Beachfront Boutique Hotel, in Little Corn island, Nicaragua. The hotel property is lush with exotic fruits and palms, private and secure with plenty of beach chairs and hammocks to soak in the ever lasting sunshine. The hotel offers you the real local experience as you walk from the wharf passing the school into a local neighborhood; steps to local shops, food markets, and freshly-baked goodies.

Nearby places

  • Little Corn island village - 10 minutes
  • Boating
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming nearby
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

During this retreat, you will be served two daily healthy meals. You will enjoy a daily breakfast and lunch with local vegetarian optional dishes plus a morning smoothie, daily coconut water beverages, and fresh juice.

During your free time, you can explore the island by foot or by boat, visit the beautiful secluded beaches, bath in the warm Caribbean sea, make new friends in the local neighborhood, book a diving trip and snorkel in a beautiful reef, book a massage, or visit all sides of the island.

This retreat includes a 75-minute fusion deep tissue massage therapy with Micole Shenelle. The massage is focused on those overworked muscles living well below the surface. This intensely therapeutic massage is designed to relieve pain associated with muscle knots, heavy physical activity, and everyday stress. This therapy is deliberate and customized, targeting specific areas in need of relief, and rhythmic massage movements are coupled with the use of aromatherapy oils.

Additional treatments are available for an additional cost. You can enjoy an uplifting, detoxifying, or relaxing herbal blend massage upon request for 60 USD.

  • 1 daily breakfast
  • 1 daily fresh jucie
  • 1 daily lunch
  • 1 daily meditation session
  • 1 inversions workshop
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • A 75-minute deep tissue fusion massage
  • A sunset boat cruise island tour
  • Mudras flow and sound bath with bowls session
  • Transportation from Big Corn to Las Palmeras
  • Additional activities
  • Additional body treatments
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Aeropuerto Internacional Augusto C. Sandino (MGA). From there, you will need to take a flight to Corn Island International Airport (RNI). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Las Palmeras Beachfront Boutique Hotel will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by boat

Upon arrival to Corn Island International Airport (RNI), you can buy your ticket to get on a 30-minute boat ride to Little Corn.

The boat times usually line up with La Costena flights. Depending on how busy it is, the boat is schedule to run twice daily from Big Corn at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., they will make extra trips if needed. The boat leaves Little Corn daily at 6:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


  • Review by Cinthya from Ottawa
    10 out of 10

    "We really enjoyed our trip to Little Corn Island and our stay at Las Palmeras was everything we hoped for. The hotel is clean and well maintained on a lovely and always perfectly landscaped waterfront spot. The staff are all wonderful and friendly and ready to help. The food was always delicious and made fresh to order. The only small letdown about this place was that most days the ocean by the hotel often had too much stuff floating around to swim there. This is something beyond Las Palmeras' control and the staff were in there daily to clean other people's stuff away. Overall an amazingly beautiful and relaxing experience highly recommended to everyone! Thank you for a wonderful stay!"

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  • Review by Henning
    10 out of 10

    "We spent three fantastic days at this place, and it was pure joy. From the moment we got there we felt warmly taken care of by the hosts, being met by big smiles and welcome drinks. The rooms were tidy and charming, but the best thing about the place was the peaceful atmosphere during the day, laying in the hammocks where we could spend all morning, reading and chilling and occasionally cooling down in the water. The people working in the restaurant were incredibly friendly and observant. It's not the cheapest hotel on the island, but we felt that we got more than we payed for. We loved it here, and will come back here when we will return to this paradise of a little island."

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  • Review by Jamie S
    10 out of 10

    "My wife and I stayed at the hotel while we were on the island, and were happy to find out our panga driver from Big Corn Island was the owner. He made my wife and I feel welcomed and dropped us off right on the beach in front of the hotel."

    "This is the only hotel on this side of the island with beach front. Hammocks and relaxing chairs surround the beach, and a wonderful bar and restaurant are only steps away to keep you happy. "

    "The rooms are nicely decorated, the sheets are super soft, and all the linen smells amazing as they use a washer and dryer to clean their linens! (Rare on the island). "

    "Sisters Raneem and Naseem who run the hotel are a dynamic pair, who make you feel right at home. When we had problems with the panga schedule they helped us sort out the issue, gave us an emergency place to stay and made sure we were well taken care of. My wife felt like they were her sisters! They are attentive to any problem you may have and work hard to make sure your stay is amazing."

    "Thanks so much for a great trip."

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  • Review by Lizzie C. from Canada
    9 out of 10

    "Las Palmeras is a beautiful spot on the southwest side of Little Corn, a 10 minute walk from the boat dock. The staff were friendly and welcoming, and provided lots of great advice and information about the island during our stay. We rented snorkels for 5 USD per person, which we used on the north beach. The hotel manager was a fellow Canadian, so it was nice talking to her about her recent move to Little Corn, and how she is adjusting to island life. She and her sister were friendly and accommodating. "

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "We've had an unforgettable stay at Las Palmeras! There's been taken real good care of yourself and the place. The room is big, you have your own terrace, kitchen and bathroom. While Little Corn self is a real 'back to basic' place, Las Palmeras has all the services that you need. Las Palmeras has its own water tank (the rest of the island was out of water while we stayed there - which lasted three weeks!) and right now they are building a bigger restaurant area and yoga balcony with a lovely ocean view. You will wake up with the sound of the ocean and the lovely smile of the two sweet managing sisters. You can lay in their colourful hammocks, watching over the ocean, under their palm trees. The managing team (one couple and the sister in law) was amazing to us. They've helped us with everything (and more) and we've had the best time with them! They are conscious about the development of Little Corn Island, in a very positive and respective way. Minor (very minor!) point of improvement is that the breakfast should be a little bit more. They are aware of that, and the cooking lady will be trained to make the best of it for you. Don't worry: it's a good breakfast! Las Palmeras is centrally located; it's a short walk to the restaurants, small shops or diving schools. We wish you a lovely stay in Las Palmeras! Hope to be back some day!"

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "My boyfriend and I stayed for four nights here and we absolutely loved it. Its very cool, right on the water so you can feel a nice breeze, beautiful beach deck to chill and lay on a hammock and relax. The hotel was very clean, rooms were clean and comfortable and recently upgraded. We loved the colors of the building and the room. We had AC in our room and it was great. The location is fantastic and close to everything. You get to experience how the locals live by walking down the path and meeting everyone as you walk by, you can even buy BBQ chicken from someone's front yard. We loved how safe we felt in the neighborhood and around the island. The staff was very helpful, and friendly, the Canadian couple offered the best customer service on the island, they were very helpful and really made our stay on Little Corn so much fun. We loved Las Palmeras, and we strongly recommend this beautiful hotel. The people managing it are constantly making improvements to the rooms and the hotel. We will be coming back very soon to check out the restaurant and the sun deck they're building."

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  • Review by Sarah H.
    10 out of 10

    "I had such a wonderful stay at Las Palmeras I would highly recommend staying here while visiting Little Corn Island. I've stayed at a lot of hotels and bungalows and the staff at Las Palmeras has been by far the most friendliest and sweetest that I've ever encountered. They were so helpful arranging tours and suggesting restaurants for lunch and dinner. The grounds at Las Palmeras are gorgeous and the beach view with the tables and hammocks are breathtaking! They serve you fresh homemade breakfast with coffee every morning and they even made me fresh ginger and lemongrass (from the garden) tea every morning because I had lost my voice from laughing so hard. Little Corn Island is an amazing island and Las Palmeras is such a great hotel!"

    "I wouldn't stay anywhere else!"

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "I needed a place to unwind before I started traveling the mainland of Nicaragua, and Las Palmeras was perfect. It's set in village, with hammocks and chairs right by the ocean. Raheem and Justin, the Canadian couple who run it, were kind, helpful, and infinitely hospitable. Breakfast each morning by the water or on my balcony was lovely. Those brilliant pictures of a vast majestic beach front that you see on the Internet are on the North Beach, not here on the West but that beach is only a 30 minute walk and the accommodation (Yemaya) on that side is very very expensive. The East coast is worth exploring for accommodation as well, as there is a better breeze over there, but you'll have to want to "rough it" little bit more and really schlep your bags. There's more of a young traveler backpacker vibe out that way. There is a restaurant and porch (up to the water) soon to be constructed which will complete this lovely Oasis. There's a local club that plays music pretty loud on the weekends, I didn't mind for the most part, only bugged me one night out of my seven here so not going to drop any points. "

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  • Review by Jenn W.
    10 out of 10

    "Absolutely loved this hotel. The Canadian couple managing it was just lovely. Rooms were clean, breakfast was delicious and the location was perfect. My friends and I stayed two nights and prices were very reasonable. I will be coming back to this tropical paradise."

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  • Review by Kylie G. from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Really friendly managers. You walk through the locals houses to get there which is nice, because they're all so friendly. Great place on the beach with the hammocks. Rooms are clean and look nice. Great breakfast."

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  • Review by a traveler from Nicaragua
    10 out of 10

    "Las Palmeras is a small hotel with a restaurant right on the water about a 10 minute walk from the wharf. We really appreciated the combination of a comfortable room, air conditioning (except between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. when the entire island has no electricity), a terrace area, a private bathroom, and good food on site. "

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