Discover the best Places of Interest, Tourist Attractions, Destinations in Providencia and Santa catalina Island, Colombia
Providencia and Santa Catalina islands is a little visited tourist destination despite everything it offers, such as day or night diving, non-motorized water sports, snorkelling, ecological walks along natural trails, horseback riding and cycling back to the island or by boat, between others. In addition, the tourist can observe the reef, only 30 minutes by boat, considered the third largest in the world after Australia and Belize.
Providencia has 17 kilometers of circumambular area, a route that takes about three hours by bicycle. The idea is to create tourist viewpoints in five strategic places to take pictures, observe the landscape, interact with the raizales, listen to their native English or stop at a kiosk to drink a refreshing cocktail.
The island has a forest rich in drinking water, a lagoon, three cays, a rock that resembles the profile of the pirate Henry Morgan and beaches like Agua Dulce, Manzanillo and Southwest. Roland Bryan Eden, for example, lives on the sale of exotic dishes such as the land crab and Rondon. The island flavor is second to none as well as the friendliness of the locals.
Providencia has less than 5,000 inhabitants and its economy is based on fishing, agriculture, ecotourism and even diving.
The most romantic plan is to walk along the pedestrian bridge that connects Santa Catalina with Providencia, very well called ‘de los Enamorados’ because it is surrounded by green mountains, beach, sun and several blues in the sea. It is so attractive, that some couples decide to give the yes under the water, with the complicity of so much beauty.
Providencia is not marketed for conventions, events or large groups, as it is an environmentally protected place.
The destination is usually sold by travel agencies in an all-inclusive package that combines San Andres and Providencia. Usually 4 nights, 5 days (2 nights in Providencia) that can cost 1,500,000 pesos in low season. Includes ticket, lodging and two meals.
Those looking for something different to the all inclusive and luxury hotel, have in the island inns a good choice, as they are taken care of by their owners. The night can cost 150,000 pesos and the tickets are paid separately. There are other plans that cover the night with food, but not the ticket. If you wish you can go and return the same day.
To enter the archipelago, 19,500 pesos must be paid for a tourist card.
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