Top things to do in San Andrés & Providencia

Top Choice Seafood in Providencia

Café Studio

Providencia's most popular restaurant is run by a Canadian–Raizal couple and the food is generally delightful, both memorable and reasonably priced given where you are. It gets fearsomely crowded come evening – not …
Top Choice Seafood in Providencia

Caribbean Place

Follow the wine-bottle-strewn pathway (a deliberate decorative feature) that leads to this charming place, and discover one of the island's culinary highlights. Though you'll pay handsomely for the seafood here, Bog…
Top Choice Seafood in San Andrés

Donde Francesca

Right on the beach, this breezy place may be little more than a shack, but it serves up absolutely delicious traditional Caribbean food, such as langostinos al coco (breaded crayfish deep-fried with coconut), pulpo …
Top Choice Seafood in San Andrés

Restaurante La Regatta

The island's best restaurant, La Regatta is housed on a wooden pontoon over the sea at Club Náutico. Despite a healthy dose of pirate kitsch, it has a formal, white-linen-tablecloth atmosphere and the food is heaven…
Top Choice European in San Andrés

Gourmet Shop Assho

Streets ahead of the competition, this strangely named place stands out with its delightful decor and impressive menu: here you'll find rare steak, beautifully seasoned seafood dishes, and a range of salads, tapas a…
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 t…
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 that's easily the best in San Andrés. The sunbathing is go…
Nature in Providencia

Crab Migration

This event takes place twice a year for a week or two between April and July. First, the adult black crabs descend to the beaches and lay their eggs, before returning to the mountainside. Then, several weeks later, …
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…