San Andres Island is in the warm waters of the southwestern Caribbean. The cluster of three of the lessor traveled Islands of Colombia are San Andres, Providencia, and Santa Catalina. These islands are actually geographically closer to Nicaragua than Colombia. San Andres being the capital & more popular with tourist. With many hotels to fit any budget giving no excuse not to explore this Island hideaway
All three offer you the vacation of a lifetime splashing in the clear blue Caribbean waters, snorkeling or scuba diving the outlying banks and reefs.
Imagine walking the beaches of this little known island paradise. Listening to the soothing waves of this historic sea, while basking in the sun or moonlight as it bathes your skin. Feel the embrace of the warm tropical breeze as it whispers through the abundant palms that cover this secret getaway.
Many leisurly activities consist of spending an afternoon on the beach or shopping duty-free. As the sunsets and night falls, the air is alive with music and dancing.
Consider taking the time in getting to know some of the Island residents. They are always welcoming with their smiles & Caribbean Colombian culture.
Visitors can enjoy horseback riding, parasailing, wind surfing, white sandy beaches and swimming in clear blue waters. Also expect a full array of good restaurants and accommodations. From San Andres’ cuisine to the language, vacationers will enjoy a varied multi-cultural experience. Although Spanish is the official language, many of the Islanders speak English too.
Your trip begins & ends at Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport (ADZ) is the main airport serving the cities of San Andrés and nearby island of Providencía. This airport is the sixth busiest airport in Colombia with over 800,000 passengers a year. However, many passengers fly in from the continental Colombia, because of poor international direct service.
San Andres is approximately 480 miles to the northwest of the Colombian Caribbean Coast. It is an archipelago comprising of Ricky, Crab, St. Catherine, Bolivar, Bajo Nuevo sand banks, Quitasueno, Albuqueque islets, Johnny, Serrana, Serranilla, Haynes, Cotton and Alicia. The temperature fluctuates between the 70° to 80° Fahrenheit yearound. This island is roughly seven miles long and two miles wide, and its population was roughly 60,000 in 2006.
San Andres, Providence and Santa Catalina are known to have one of the longest coral reefs of the world. Always abundent and beautiful are the variety of fish and colored corals. When it comes to scuba diving the Islands have excellent conditions all year round, the water is warm and clear allowing divers to comfortably enjoy while exploring all kinds of coral and marine species.