The island of Providencia, off Colombia’s northern coast, is a tropical paradise which feels distinctly more Caribbean than Colombian. Home to white sand beaches, turquoise blue water, world-class diving and friendly locals who’s Caribbean accent you can’t help but fall in love with.

You can get to Providencia and Santa Catalina by air. The airline Satena offers flights from San Andrés. You can also go there aboard the Sensation Catamaran, which has capacity for 50 passengers. The trip takes approximately three hours.
Address: Bay Point building, shops 6 and 9, San Andrés
Phone: (57+608)512 51 24 – (57) 310 222 54 03/312 567 27 13

Catamaran from San Andres to Providencia

A catarman service started operating from San Andres to Providencia in September 2009. Departure days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The catarmaran leaves San Andres in the morning, and returns to Providencia in the afternoon. The journey takes just over 2 hours – reservations can be made up to 3 days in advance. The 30 seater boat is called El Sensacion (pictured above) and the cost is 160,000 Colombian pesos for a return journey (one way journeys cost approx 90,000 pesos). For more information or to double check schedules call (0057) 3125672713 to speak to the local representative in Providencia.

By cargo boat

Cargo boats don’t have a fixed schedule and we don’t really know who to contact, but is you are staying in San Andres for a while and have the time to ask around, this might worth a shot the people who have done it told me they paid $40.000 COP per route.

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