"Colombian Hideaway" Top 5 Page for this destination Intendenciade San Andrés y Providencia by stevezero

San Andres is a small island in the Caribbean, about 100 miles East of Nicaragua. It measures about 9 miles top to bottom, and about a mile across at its widest point. It belongs to Colombia, but its laid back style owes little to the South American mainland.

San Andres was being pushed at the time as the next big thing in the Caribbean with a selection of all-incusive hotels on the island. Alas standards did not meet the expectations of your average Brit and the destination only featured for a year in the brochures

This is a bit of shame really as the island as a lot to offer, it has fine beaches, coral reefs, sandy cays, and also a bit of pirate history.
Oh ah Jim lad!

It is still possible to visit the island of San Andres, but there are no direct flights from the UK and it would be a long journey via Colombia or perhaps Miami

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Paradise beaches, coral, pirate tales
  • Cons:Bit hard to get to.
  • In a nutshell:Tropical Paradise
  • Intro Updated Jan 17, 2005
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  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2006 at 8:31 AM

    Looks like a nice little island to visit--certainly off the beaten path. Hopefully someday all of Colombia will be safe to explore again.

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2005 at 3:48 AM

    Beaches look nice Steve! Great motto, I love Abba! (~_~)

  • Bernd_L's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2005 at 11:38 PM

    San Andres suffers from Colombias bad reputation as a dangerous country. Some years ago German tourist agencies offered it, but stopped it when the crime-rate got worse over there. It's a shame, because the country could be a very interesting destination.

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2005 at 1:35 PM

    Nice little page about this unknown Colombian island


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