Dreaming of diving in to discover the underwater wonders of the Caribbean Sea? Then we recommend you plan a visit to the island of San Andrés.
Travelling to San Andrés is one of the easiest trips in the world. Slightly over 720 km separate this archipelago from the Colombian coast, making it Colombia’s northernmost insular region in the Caribbean. It is known, among other things, for its seahorse shape and the spectacular seven shades of its sea, which may be seen from the aircraft, the beach, or even better, from the hill by the name of “La Loma”, the most authentic section of the island.
Thanks to its geographical position and natural environment,San Andres island is one of the most strategic locations for the influx of Colombian tourists and many foreigners captivated by what they have heard about it. For the ocean, the ecosystem, the Antillean music, and the beaches, San Andrés is like a stage where many natural and cultural elements are blended to make it one of the most visited Colombian destinations throughout the year – by Colombian residents and by visitors from Spain, Mexico, France, the United States, Sweden, Peru, Belgium, etc.
San Andres island is one of the most strategic locations for the influx of Colombian tourists and many foreigners.
How do you want to travel to San Andrés?
At the moment there are only two options for travelling to San Andrés Colombia:
Flights to San Andrés
San Andres Town has an airport ten minutes walking from city center. There are daily flights from Bogota, Cali, Cartagena and Medellin. Satena Airways flies to Providencia three times/day.
Airlines that service San Andres Islands are Avianca, Latam, and Copa. Most travelers do not have to pay airport taxes; however, if you’ve been in the country over 60 days, you’ll be responsible for the $50.00 tax fee.
Flying with Kayak
Flying with Avianca
Avianca airlines have a direct connection to San Andres islands from the capital of Colombia Bogota, Cali, Cartagena, Medellin, Barranquilla and San Jose (Costa Rica). Depending on the time of the year you will have an average price of COP$ 350,000 around US$ 175. Avianca is seen as a budget airline that offers cheap prices and little service but since the flight is only two-three hours depending from which city you fly from it is not a bad option.
traveling by sea to san andres
Surprisingly, the only way in and out of the islands is by air. There are no boats to Colombia or Central America at this time.
➡ Discover more about Colombia: Cartagena is a city that is located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, in the northwestern part of the South American continent. If you are wondering where is Cartagena in Colombia
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