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 Downtown Bluefields[/caption]

Dog pair

Dog pair

Rocking chairs being blown by the wind.  Every porch has rockers in Nicaragua

Rocking chairs being blown by the wind -ghost rockers. Every porch has rockers in Nicaragua.

Junior and his grandma who owns Hotel Jackani the best accommodation in Bluefields.

Junior and his grandma who owns Hotel Jackani the best accommodation in Bluefields.

Our plane for the one hour trip to Managua. Bend over to get to your seat

Our plane for the one hour trip to Managua. Bend over to get to your seat

One of several downpours while we wait for plane

One of several downpours while we wait for plane

  A requiem for Bluefields, Nicaragua by Richard Arghiris explains some of Bluefields’ unique aspects.

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