Bahía Aguadulce


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

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Nearby Providencia attractions

1. Lighthouse

0.42 MILES

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…

2. Bahía Suroeste

0.88 MILES

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…

3. El Pico Natural Regional Park

1.42 MILES

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…

4. Almond Bay

1.46 MILES

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…

5. Bahía Manzanillo

1.65 MILES

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…

6. 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…

7. Santa Isabel

3.02 MILES

Strangely, Santa Isabel doesn't see much tourism, despite its gorgeous location in a picturesque bay attached by a pontoon bridge to the little island of…

8. Santa Catalina

3.02 MILES

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…