Providencia Islands

When to go

Dec-Mar

Ideal length

4-5 nights

Transfer time

1 hour 30 minute flight from Cartagena

Providencia offers similar beautiful landscapes and it is the second largest coral reef in the northern hemisphere. The island is known for its colonial history, its inhabitants, its Caribbean style colourful wooden slat houses and its tranquillity. The island is a 20 minute flight from San Andres or an 8 hour boat ride.

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN THE PROVIDENCIA ISLANDS

WALK THE 'PEAK'

In the morning you will walk up to the highest point on the island known as the “Peak”. This is 360 m above sea level and from the top you have a 360 degree views of the islands and the multi-coloured waters below. The majority of the freshwater found on the island is produced here from various sources.

BOAT TOUR

This full day excursion by boat stops to see the Cabeza de Morgan, a huge rock that resembles a human head, the Puente de Los Enamorados, a colourful bridge that crosses the sea and links Providencia Island with Santa Catalina. You will also visit the McBean Lagoon National Park which contains Crab Bay

MCBEAN NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a half day at the McBean Lagoon National Natural Park where it is possible to admire the seven colours sea. Explore the park from the peak of Iron Wood Hill which offers views across the coral reefs below. There is also a trail through the natural streams, mangroves and beaches back to the ocean

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