"Old Providence & Santa Catalina" Isla de Providencia by mircaskirca
Isla de Providencia Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 194 photos
Part of San Andres and Providencia Archipelago, Providencia and Santa Catalina are two small islands of volcanic origin, located in the Western Caribbean Sea, around 90 km north of San Andrés. Traditionally known as The Old Providence, the island covers an area of 17 km2 and is a second-largest island of the archipelago. It is inhabited by approximately 5.000 Afro-Caribbean natives. The official language is Spanish but Creole English is the traditional native language, and is the predominant spoken language. Providencia is attached by footbridge to a smaller island, Santa Catalina.
Considered to be one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean, Providencia and Santa Catalina offer breathtaking vistas, both on the islands themselves and in the underwater paradise that surrounds them, along with the opportunity to experience the simple, friendly lifestyle of the native people. Providencia is a very scenic island where peaceful white sand beaches meet crystal clear waters, surrounded by a magnificent backdrop of mountains and tropical forest, with typical Caribbean climate, laid back atmosphere and friendly people. But the main attraction is the submarine world. It's home to second-largest barrier reef of the Americas.
Providencia is the ideal setting for those who love the nature and enjoy simple lifestyle. It's the place you want to return again and again. A paradise on earth :)
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