The year is 1972, the place is Little Corn Island Nicaragua, Carl "Carlito" Archibold and his cousin serenely swim the placid blue water surrounding their little island. As they circle the island they carry with them a sack which within a short time is filled with live lobster. Heading home to their small island community of 250 or so islanders they are ready for their daily feast of fresh lobster. They have to hurry though, it's getting dark and Little Corn has no electricity and thus no light.
Makes you wonder doesn't it, "What was I doing in 1972 while Carlito and his cousin were living in their island paradise?"
Carlito, after spending the last 20 years as a captain on a fishing boat based at various U.S. ports, and surviving a shipwreck at sea, decides it is time to return home. Back to Little Corn Island. His cousin, now a successful commercial lobster fisherman has stayed on Little Corn growing a business and a family. Carlito returns to an island not much changed. As a matter of fact, the day he arrives is the first day that the community water system starts.
Yearning for the land lubbers life Carlito and his family purchase a small hotel business on the windward side of this island paradise.
After years of hard work, Carlito's place now feature's 13 casitas, 8 with en-suite bathrooms and a new restaurant and bar (in late 2009). The restautrant and bar offer island favorites like Lobster and Carlito's famous fried chicken. Great food and good service set Carlito's apart from other island eateries.
New casitas and immaculate grounds along with the great prices, cold beer, and friendly, helpful service are what bring guests back time and again.
For up to date prices and information - please contact Carlito
The Karma Shack has been founded and built in 2010 by Leontien, a Dutch woman who has been living on Little Corn Island since 2005. She runs this little studio by herself, being both a yoga instructor and massage therapist.
The Karma Shack is set in a lush and colourful garden that is getting more beautiful every day. You can find the Karma Shack in the back of Carlito’s place, hidden between papaya and palm trees. The beautiful little wooden cabin opens up on three sides for yoga sessions surrounded by nature, but can also be closed up partially into a more secluded ambiance for massages. Adding a massage or yoga session to your stay at Carlito's Place will make your vacation into a proper little retreat.