Bluefields on Caribbean Coast
Bluefields population of 87,000 is culturally diverse mostly Mestizo, Miskito, Creole along with smaller communities of Garifuna, Chinese, Sumu and Ramas. Bluefields port exports hardwood, seafood, shrimp and lobster. It was destroyed by Hurricane Joan in 1988 and rebuilt. In the 16th and 17th centuries, English and Dutch pirates were all along this coast. caption id=”attachment_603″ align=”alignnone” width=”470″] Downtown Bluefields[/caption]
A requiem for Bluefields, Nicaragua by Richard Arghiris explains some of Bluefields’ unique aspects.