The Colombian Caribbean Islands of San Andres, Providencia & Santa Catalina are located near the coast of Nicaragua and a whopping 800km from mainland Colombia. The Seahorse -shaped Island of San And
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Colombia3 days / July 2018
Highs & Lows
El Hoyo Soplador or The blowing hole
Make sure you spend long enough here to see it all
The majority of hotels, restaurants and vast amount of duty free shops can be found in San Andres Town, north of the Island. This is also home to the Island´s main beach, however as you can imagine it becomes quite crowded (not really our cup of tea!) so we decided to explore elsewhere and what better way to discover the best spots than by bicycle! I can´t recommend this enough, it takes approx 2.5 hours to cycle around the Island without stopping so by taking the whole day we could visit many places, escaping from the crowds of San Andres Town.
Q & A
How was the food?
We loved it so much we ate here twice serving fresh fish and seafood dishes, all served with ´Pan de Fruta´ or Bread fruit which is typical to the Island
What tips would you give a friend?
All visitors travelling to San Andres Island will have to pay a tourist tax at the departure airport before flying which costs 104,000 COP per person.
By Bus – Buses circle the Island in both directions, arriving every 15mins. Each journey 2,400 COP. A good, cheap way to get around the Island, especially at night. By Taxi – Be prepared to pay quite a bit more for taxis here than on mainland Colombia, a 5 min journey from the airport can cost up to 20,000 COP. Mostly found in San Andres Town, you will unlikely be able to flag down a taxi elsewhere on the Island. Rent a bike/scooter/Golf cart. A good option if you´re staying a few days. Ask your hotel about where to hire these, prices per day are around 35,000 COP for a bike, 70,000 COP for a scooter and 150,000COP for a golf cart (discounted rates if renting for multiple days)....Read More