San Andres or Providence
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Nov 19, 2012 6:13 AM Last Post By: ellunia
Nov 13, 2012 5:47 PM
San Andres or ProvidenceMy partner and I are in Colombia for 4 weeks and want to see some proper Caribbean water and beaches, do some diving and chill somewhere nice. San andres sounds perfect, but reading the few posts here, it sounds as if providence would be even better.
We heard that booking a package all inclusive flight and hotel is the best deal for the islands, anyone has any experience with this?
So far we are trying to spend around 50,000 for a private room in hostels I know San andres will be more... But how much more?
Any advice or recommendations in the area will be appreciated.
Nov 14, 2012 3:17 PM
Nov 15, 2012 6:37 AM
2If you are going to dive then Cabanas El Recreo is ok. Its simple and clean. Fleip (A relative) runs the dive shop an he is one of the best on the Island. All people there speak English and almost all the hotels are owned by Island people (Not like San Andres where most are owned by Colombian mainlanders). The Hotel is located in Aqua Dulca far from the town but with some of the nicer beaches. I would advise renting a motor scooter for the day a great way to tour the island. transportation is sparse and for tourist a little expensive. Driving on the roads there are safe not like San Andres . You will have a great time as long as you don't expect to much and you go with the flow. Ask about the boat races and the horses races. Also have Cock fights which is a big Island tradition. Remember its an Island and we don't rush for anything when the rains get to hard we don't go to work. We go fishing :-)
Nov 19, 2012 6:13 AM
3Thank you both. Diving does sound great, but after shopping around for package deals and flights we decided against it- we were looking at over 900$ per person for 4 nights which is a bit much for us.
We found flights only for 400$, but not including anything. Next time perhaps.
Thanks again! Weill dive in Rosario for one day instead :-(
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