What to see in Providencia Island ?
Beyond its paradisiacal beaches, Providencia offers a rich nature with its cultivated valleys.
Thanks to buildings limited to 2 floors, the island is not distorted and exudes a certain charm.
Just a few hundred meters away, Santa Catalina provides a feeling of well being due to its peaceful atmosphere.
Of volcanic origin, these two islands offer a spectacular setting, conducive to rejuvenation.
Also, their translucent waters allow divers (snorkel or bottle) to observe a multitude of colourful fish and beautiful coral massifs.
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What to see in San Andrés
Less charming than its neighbour (Providencia), San Andrés is a tourist island.
It is much more dynamic with its shops and lively nightlife.
For a reggae and festive atmosphere, go by lancha (local boat) on Johnny Cay where cheerful Rastas offer you to dance and taste delicious fresh fruit juices.
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Can you tell me how the snorkeling is now (August 2022) in Providencia? I lived through Wilma in Playa del Carmen and know reefs can take years to recover, but I would love to see the island and support their economy.
It’s a great idea to support the island, especially after what they went through.
Snorkeling can be done all year round, and you will see fish whatever the season.
Have a good trip!