Park in Providencia

El Pico Natural Regional Park

Don't miss a trip to El Pico Natural Regional Park for outstanding 360-degree views of the Caribbean from El Pico mountain (360m). The most popular trail begins in Casabaja. Ask for directions as several paths criss…
Beach in Providencia

Bahía Suroeste

This gorgeous bay boasts a magnificent palm-lined beach backed by steep hills. There are just a couple of hotels here so it's a great spot for true escape. If you're on the island on a Saturday afternoon, be sure to…
Island in Providencia

Cayo Cangrejo

Cayo Cangrejo, a small island that's part of Parque Nacional Natural Old Providence McBean Lagoon, rises sharply and dramatically off the coast. There's no beach here, but there is terrific snorkeling and diving, an…
Island in Providencia

Santa Catalina

Some tiny, deserted beaches exist on the island of Santa Catalina. It's worth a look if only to see Morgan's Head, a rocky cliff in the shape of a human face, best seen from the water. An underwater cave is at the b…
Park in Providencia

Parque Nacional Natural (PNN) Old Providence McBean Lagoon

To protect the unique marine life here, a 10-sq-km nature reserve in the island's northeast was established in 1995. About 10% of the park's area covers a coastal mangrove system east of the airport; the remaining 9…
Beach in Providencia

Bahía Manzanillo

This very lovely stretch of white-sand beach is also Providencia's wildest, with no development at all, save the much-loved Roland Roots Bar. The water here can be rough, and the beach is often strewn with seaweed, …
Beach in Providencia

Almond Bay

A relatively little-known beach a five-minute walk downhill from the main island road, tiny Almond Bay has lovely white sand, calm clear water and very few visitors. There are a few stands serving drinks and simple …
Beach in Providencia

Bahía Aguadulce

This sleepy little hamlet offers peace, quiet and a charming sandy beach. There are more than a dozen places to stay here, many right on the beach itself, and also a couple of diving schools.
Gallery in Providencia


With a great lookout to the sea, this community-run arts space serves as a small educational center, gallery, cafe and hangout. It shows documentaries on a projector after dark (ask to see the fascinating – if bizar…
Museum in Providencia

Museo de Historía y Antigüedades

Housed in a former church on the main road just outside Santa Isabel, this sweet little museum tells the fascinating history of Providencia through paintings, photographs, antiques and other curious objects locals h…