Andres (by locals known as - Isla de San Andres) and Providence are
located in the Caribbean Sea, about 750 kilometers north-west of
mainland Colombia and only 230 kilometers east of Nicaragua. probably the most laid-back place in all of Colombia.
People from around the world come here to relax on its beautiful
beaches and in the Caribbean sun. The islands are perfect retreats
for scuba divers, snorkelers and people who enjoy peace, quiet,
crystal clear waters and sandy beaches.
The San Andres archipelago is made up of two groups of islands. San
Andres, in the south, is the largest and most important island and
90 kilometers to the north we find the group centered around the
island of Providence. Several small cays away from the main islands
are scattered over an area of 350,000 square kilometers.
Besides gorgeous beaches San
Andres island is a paradise for divers. It offers more than 30 dive
sites, most within reach of the shore, although some are a bit
further away. The stunning coral bottoms are teaming with life,
turtles, spiny puffers, sergeant majors, sardines, barracudas, and
hundreds of garden eels which poke their heads up from the sand
after sensing vibrations. It is normal to see the amazing yellow
anemones, calamari swimming in formation, and lots more.
Providence, traditionally known as Old Providence, is located about
90 kilometers north of San Andres island. It is the second largest
island of the archipelago, 7 kilometers long and 4 kilometers wide.
It is a mountainous island of volcanic origin, much older than San
Andres. It's highest peak, El Pico, reaches 320 meters, and there
are a few others slightly lower. The island has diverse forest with
coconut palms growing mainly along the shores. The native
inhabitants, descendants of the Jamaican slaves, still speak a thick