Welcome to San Andrés & Providencia

San Andrés, the largest island in the archipelago and its commercial and administrative hub, attracts many Colombian tourists seeking duty-free shopping sprees. The crowds, however, are not difficult to escape.

Providencia offers the same turquoise sea and extensive coral reefs, but is much less commercialized. Its colonial heritage is still thriving in small hamlets of colorful wooden homes peppered about the island.

Both islands offer a total change of pace to the mainland and are well worth the effort of getting to.

Top experiences in San Andrés & Providencia

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Starting at $35.09

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San Andrés & Providencia activities

$32 Tours & Sightseeing

San Andres Haynes and Johnny Cays Half-Day Tour with Lunch

Join this 6-hour tour starting at the meeting point which is La Casa de la Cultura dock where you will join a group to take a boat trip to  Johnny Cay; there we'll enjoy the beach, the incredible view of a seven color’s sea and a delicious typical lunch. Then, between 13:00 and 14:00 hrs we'll go through the island´s bay to the mangroves in Old Point. Finally, we´ll visit the aquarium islet to have a nearly contact with the stingrays of the place, here you you will be able to see beautiful, colorful fish while walking through the low waters of the sea. Bring your snorkeling gear so you get to observe all the diversity of the Caribbean ocean. 

$20 Private & Custom Tours

Tour by Sea: Johnny Cay, Cayo Aquarius ans San Andres Bay

Daily departures from 10:00 am with return between 5:00 and 6:00 pm We headed on our boat to Jhonny fell where you can enjoy its beaches and typical drinks like crazy coconut. Then we continue to the Aquarium where there is a coral reef to snorkel, see the rays and if you dare you can touch them.  We continue towards the bay of San Andrés and we know the mangroves Finally we visit the starfish before returning to our departure pier. You will be accompanied by the boat driver who will let you know points of interest on the island. It is advisable to bring beach shoes, snorkel, towel and sunscreen. At the departure pier you must pay $ 5,000 of Coralina tax (not included in the value of the tour)

$326.03 Day Trips & Excursions

2 Days 1 Night in Providencia Island

Your journey will begin at San Andre's airport where you will take a 20 minute flight to Providencia (once you arrive you will have to pay for an entrance fee). A taxi will be expecting you to take you to your hotel. Discover by your own this beautiful island great for diving and snorkeling, you can rent a car or a scooter to visit the main golden sand beaches, if you like hiking don't have a doubt in visiting the Peak where after a 2 hour hike you will get a 360° view of the island At night go back to your hotel (Posada Miss Mary or similar) and in the morning enjoy breakfast before your taxi driver picks you up to take you back to the airport

$45.21 Private & Custom Tours

San Andres Island Private Sightseeing Tour with Admission

Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you on a 2.5-hour personalized tour around San Andrés Island, part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Start with a 20-minute stop at La Cueva de Morgan (Morgan’s Cave), named for Sir Henry Morgan, a pirate of the Caribbean who hid stolen treasure from Spanish galleons. Then continue westward to a natural sea pool where you can bathe for about 15 minutes with a lovely view overlooking the ‘Sea of Seven Colors.’Next, you’ll visit Hoyo Soplador, a small blow hole where sea water bursts through the coral and reaches up to 65 feet (20 meters) high. After watching this natural phenomenon on the island’s southern tip, head to the white-sand beach of South Bay and visit the village of San Luis, full of history and culture.Afterward, you’re dropped off at your hotel by private vehicle.

$32.88 Water Sports

San Andres Semi-Submarine Manati or Nautilus Experience

It is not necessary to be an experienced diver or go down several meters below the surface to marvel at the wonders of the underwater life that offers the Island of San Andrés. This glass bottom boat has been design so you can get to admire the colorful fish and the reef that surround the island. San Andrés is part of the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve which makes it one of the biggest coral reefs in America and a hots-pot for biodiversity, so if you don’t dive and you don’t want to get wet, you can’t miss the opportunity to know what this is all about!

$21.96 Transfers & Ground Transport

San Andrés Private Arrival Transfer: Airport to Hotels

A staff member will greet you at the airport with a nameplate and will accompany you to the transportation that will take you to your hotel either if it is located at the urban area or not. In San Andrés is mandatory to do every transfer from and to the airport in a taxi, to support the local economy. This service will provide you with assistance at your arrival and will help you skip the line. It will also assure you that what is charged is what is fair. Please be aware that only one piece of luggage is allowed during the service.

San Andrés & Providencia in detail