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Win a trip to Corona Island (yes, it's owned by the beer)

Private islands are awesome, because, well, they're private, exclusive, luxurious and usually in a tropical paradise.

The only thing that could make this awesomeness better is if the idyllic isle was owned by a beer company and you could vacation there.

Well, pay attention, because Corona -- the Mexican lager served with a slice of lime synonymous with beaches and good times -- has acquired its own Caribbean island and you can win your way there.

</who>Corona Island is a small slice of paradise in the Caribbean Sea, just off the coast of Colombia.

"Canadians of legal drinking age can enter for a chance to win by sharing a travel mishap story on Twitter by replying to this Tweet here," said Mike Bascom, senior marketing director of Corona Canada.

"The deadline to enter is fast approaching -- on March 23, 2023 -- and the winner will be able to take the trip between June 12 to July 8, 2023."

There's massive interest in the contest.

The contest Tweet has been viewed 10.5 million times.

</who>Accommodation at Corona Island is custom bungalows on the beach.

Bascom refers to 'a travel mishap' because the name of the contest is Corona Lost & Found.

To enter you share a travel mishap or 'lost' luggage story on Corona's Twitter.

Corona's tactic is to 'flip the script' on a travel pain in the ass and transform it into a trip of a lifetime to heavenly Corona Island.

Corona Island is located off the coast of Colombia, a short boat ride from Cartagena.

It's small, ringed by beaches and palm trees and dotted with custom, waterfront thatched-roof bungalows with their own plunge pools.

</who>One of the custom villas.

If you win -- the draw date is April 6 -- you snag a trip for two, including round-trip airfare from your closest international airport in Canada to Cartagena, to spend two nights in the city before boating to Corona Island to check into your private bungalow, enjoy activities from yoga and kayaking to stand-up paddleboarding and relaxing, eating and drinking (a few Coronas, presumably).

Before it became Corona Island, this little slice of paradise was known as Isla Arena, one of the 27 secluded islands in the Rosario archipelago.

It is also part of a Natural National Park of Colombia, of which there are 46.

</who>Activities at Corona Island include yoga, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, relaxing, eating and drinking.

"As a brand born on the beach, Corona is passionate about the outdoors and celebrating nature, which is why we created an immersive, educational experience for our consumers where nature is at the forefront," said Bascom.

"We wanted to provide a beautiful destination for people to consciously unplug and reconnect with nature, that was sustainably built and operated as part of Corona's ongoing commitment to protect paradise. From construction to energy production, food sourcing and guest experiences, sustainability is at the centre of every decision, allowing the island to operate wit a minimal environmental footprint."

</who>Former Isla Arena is now known as Corona Island.



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