Attractions

Gallery in Providencia

Lighthouse

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…
Beach in San Andrés

Johnny Cay Natural Regional Park

This protected 4-hectare coral islet sits about 1.5km north of San Andrés Town. It's covered with coconut groves and surrounded by a lovely, white-sand beach. The sunbathing is good, but be careful swimming here as …
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

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 (360m). The most popular trail begins in Casabaja. Ask for directions as several paths crisscross on …
Cave in San Andrés

Cueva de Morgan

This is the cave where Welsh pirate Henry Morgan is said to have buried some of his treasure. The cave is 120m long, but it's filled with water, so you see only its mouth. You can't enter the cave, and there's not m…
Park in Providencia

Parque Nacional Natural (PNN) Old Providence McBean Lagoon

To protect the habitat, a 10-sq-km area 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 905 hectares cover an offsh…
Island in San Andrés

Cayo Bolívar

This pristine slice of Caribbean fantasy, 25km from San Andrés, is a tiny island covered in palms and surrounded by white-sand beaches. Known to Raizals as Courtown Cay, it's visitable on a day trip. There are no fa…
Village in San Andrés

La Loma

This small town in the inner part of San Andrés, also known as the Hill, is one of the most traditional places here. It's noted for its Baptist church, the first established on the island (in 1847). In 1896 the chur…
Village in San Andrés

San Luis

Located on the island's east coast, San Luis boasts white-sand beaches and some fine traditional wooden houses. The sea here is good for snorkeling, though conditions can be a little rough. San Luis has no center as…
Beach in San Andrés

La Piscinita

Also known as West View, and located just south of El Cove, La Piscinita is a good site for snorkeling. It has usually calm water, plenty of fish (which will eat out of your hand) and some facilities, including a re…