"Caribbean Hideaway" San Andrés by MrRandMcnally

San Andrés Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 29 photos

Once a Pirate's Lair . . .

San Andres is a Colombian Island Located far to the north of where you would expect Colombian territory. It is acctually off the Nicaraguan cost, there are even disputes as to Ownership with the Nicaraguans. The story goes that the Spanish Government in Cartagena, Tired of having their ships raided by British Pirates who used San Andres as a basemost notably Captian Morgan, went out and conquered the Island and It's been tied To Cartagena, and therefore to Colombia ever since.

Now a Hidden Tourist Gem

Anyway San Andres is Colombian, and is far from many of the Islands that have atrackted many tourists, so, While it has some of the best beaches I've ever seen, Clear 7 shades of Blue warter, and friendly, mainly English speaking locals, It flys under the radar of most American tourists.

As with so many places in Colombia, this lets you have an amazing tourist experience without dealing with the huge number of tourists. While yuou might not find the extreme luxery of the Hotels on more tourist depndent Islands, you will get great values and an amazing, relaxing trip

  • Last visit to San Andrés: Aug 2005
  • Intro Written Dec 26, 2006
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  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2008 at 5:49 AM

    Thanks Thimoty for sharing your wonderful experience about San Andres! Did you also go to Providencia? I'm thinking about visiting one of them in December, perhaps even spending New Years Eve there :)


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