Everything you need to know about where to stay on the island, where to eat, what to do and how to go about renting a buggy on San Andres. At 6000+ words, this San Andres, Colombia guide is going to get COMPREHENSIVE, so hold on tight.
There are many islands to visit within a couple of hours’ boat ride of Cartagena, the most popular ones being Isla Barú and Isla Grande of the Rosario Islands, Colombia. You can do day trips to both, but we really really really strongly suggest you stay the night.
Though it’s been on people’s travel radars for a while, there aren’t many tourists in the town still. When you read on to the “How to get to Mompox” section, you’ll understand why. There isn’t that much to do in Mompóx, but that makes it the perfect place for downtime.
On Isla de Providencia, our top recommendation would be to hire a moped or a golf buggy to beach hop around the island. With its small size, you can easily whip around it all in a day. The beaches of Providencia are located on the west side of the island.
A review of Crab Cay Boutique Lodge on Isla de Providencia, Colombia. Providencia is a Caribbean island owned by Colombia but closer geographically to Nicaragua, so you can expect those turquoise waters and white sands that so much of Central America is famous for.
The lesser-visited sister of San Andrés, Isla de Providencia sits around 80 miles North-West of SA. It’s strongly Caribbean culture has the slightest of Colombian twists, and local life there appears laid-back and full of happy moments.