Trip Report

Providencia – Island Paradise of Colombia

The unspoiled treasure of Providencia is part of Colombia’s Caribbean archipelago situated east of Nicaragua. Although close in distance, the mountainous, nature-rich island couldn’t be further from i

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South AmericaColombia4 days / August 2018

Highs & Lows

Hike up to ‘El Pico, Lover’s Bridge, to the joining island of Santa Catalina

Make sure you spend long enough here to see it all

Q & A

  • How was the food?

    we Share the largest platter of fish and seafood I’ve ever seen n it was delicious

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    To reach the island by plane, the only option is a short 20 mins flight by small passenger plane from San Andres. Satena have 2 flights daily in and out of the island but at the rather steep cost of around £150 return. * Note: Included luggage allowance is 10kg.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Getting around the island There is no public transport and only a few taxis. Providencia is a very hilly island so walking can be tiring! The best way to explore the island is by renting a scooter for 50,000 COP per day or a golf buggy for 150,000 COP (try and negotiate a discount if you’re staying for multiple days).

  • Any surprises?

    The only other option is by Catamaran departing every other day from San Andres – this journey takes approx 3.5 hours and it’s far from a smooth ride! If the sea is rough then the boats don’t leave. Although a cheaper option it can be a pretty unreliable one!

  • Booking details?

    Tours Ruta45Colombia

Lodging