The crabs’ migration has recently become a well-known phenomenon within Colombia, although they have been around since before islanders even settled in Providencia.

Providencia Colombia have some fantastic festivals that are scattered throughout the year. There’s everything for sports lovers, music lovers, anthropologists, and even zoologists.

Fiestas Patronales de San Andrés (Patron Saint Of San Andrés Festivals)

Fiestas Patronales de San Andrés (Patron Saint Of San Andrés Festivals) are held annually with activities like Agro Arte (agricultural art), the meeting of choirs, dance and music shows, culinary delicacies and the famous reinado del Coco(Coconut beauty Pageant). The Festivities have been held for more than 50 years every 30th fo November to commemorate the Holy Patron Saint of the island of San Andrés and Providencia.

Black Crab Migration – Providencia and Santa Catalina Islands))

When the land crab invasion begins in early April you should watch out where you are walking. Law protects the crabs since they are endangered and an isolated species on the island. The crabs are everywhere and can block the small roads, just push them aside if you want to pass them. The locals also respect the crabs and will report you if you don’t. The invasion lasts until the end of July.

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