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 thriving in 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.