San Andrés. THE SEA OF 7 COLOURS
The island of San Andrés, situated off the coast of Nicaragua and 700 kilometers from the coast line of continental Colombia, is the largest of the Islands, which form part of the Caribbean archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, an authentic paradise in which the British, Scottish, Dutch, Irish, French, African, Spanish, pirates and buccaneers have contributed to a rich culture full of contrasts.
With its unusual shape of a seahorse, the island of San Andres offers its visitors the perfect destination to enjoy the beach and practice water sports. Refreshing dips in the crystal-clear water, gentle walks in the soft sands of these heavenly beaches, eco-tourism in the mountains where you can appreciate the diverse flora, birds and reptiles, diving excursions and snorkeling, where you´ll discover fascinating marine species and coral reefs, sub aquatic eco systems of incredibly and extraordinarily diverse formations. These and many other options are waiting for our guests who wish to discover this beautiful Island in the Colombian Caribbean.
When you arrive at San Andrés by plane, the island welcomes you with its seven coloured sea, a natural paradise which generates indescribable emotions and which you´ll fall in love with. The rainbow of colours on its shores flow from its soft coloured sand on its beaches, ebbing to turquoise and the most vibrant greens blending to the brightest blues, a truly visual feast for the delight of your senses.
After an activity and shopping filled day in the Grand Free Port of Colombia, it is essential to charge your batteries for the energy filled nights full of music and local dancing, converting this in the perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable vacation.
Car, bus (colectivo), bike, motorbike or taxi
Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport: 2 km
La Loma: 5 km
San Luis: 6,2 km
Piscinita: 10 km
El Hoyo Soplador: 14,5 km
San Andrés, Colombia
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Ready to discover this Caribbean paradise? San Andrés awaits you with its jaw-dropping natural beauty, rich history and friendly vibe. Wait no more for an unforgettable experience in this magical part of the Caribbean!
Spratt Bight beach
This is the largest and most famous beach in San Andrés, with a strategic location near restaurants, bars, hotels, shops and supermarkets. It is known for its fine, white sand, its crystal-clear water and for being the ideal space to enjoy the sun, do sand sports, swim and go snorkelling.
San Luis is a small village inhabited by locals, where the wooden houses preserve the island’s colourful architecture. Its beaches are perfect for those seeking peace and quiet. With white sand, turquoise water, coconut palms and lush, tropical vegetation, it is a popular area for those who enjoy snorkelling, in a combination of incredible marine biodiversity, coral reefs and clear water.
It is located in the south of the island, away from the tourist centre, and in an area known for the peacefulness of the water, protected from sea currents and swells by an extensive coral reef. In this area, you can enjoy the quieter side of the island, away from the big hotels, and see a more diverse flora and fauna.
This is a typical house which operates as a museum dedicated to highlighting the island’s cultural heritage. You can enjoy discovering the history of the locals as you walk around the building, where you can see photographs, architecture, dances and items from ancient times which highlight the history, customs, traditions and ethnic values of the culture.
This curious cave encapsulates the history of one of the best-known characters of the sea, Pirate Morgan, who robbed thousands of sailors at high sea, becoming rich and powerful and thus wanting to find somewhere to hide his great treasure. One day while sailing he found an enormous, deep cave and decided it was the right place to hide his entire fortune from the eyes of his enemies.
As the story goes, many brave souls have tried to find Pirate Morgan’s treasure, but without success. The water that surrounds the cave has gone down over the years and according to legend, when the water recedes completely, the site of the treasure will be revealed.
Enjoy a tour around the island of San Andrés on board a catamaran, accompanied by live music, aEnjoy a tour around the island of San Andrés on board a catamaran, accompanied by live music, a buffet and free bar. buffet and free bar.
This is the largest and most significant cay near San Andrés Island, just 15 minutes away by boat. Set in the midst of idyllic beaches and palm trees, you can savour the island cuisine, listen to Caribbean music and try typical cocktails made with local coconut.
This is an ecological park on the south-east side of San Andrés, where there is a natural pool, known as the home of beautiful coral reefs and exotic colourful fish. It has cliffs that are 2 to 3 metres high, so you can get to the pool by slide, springboard or steps
There is nothing as beautiful or incredible as nature as it often surprises us with phenomena to which we can find no explanation. This is certainly the case when it comes to the Hoyo Soplador, a natural phenomenon that occurs when the wind and the water come together to force a jet of water up from the ground, reaching several metres tall, making it a must-see spot for tourists and a favourite place for the locals.
This is the perfect place to enjoy yourself and learn about the island’s diverse vegetation, see the colours of the flowers and trees, the intense green of the vegetation and get up close to nature. Its main attraction is a viewing point that is 12 metres high with 5 levels which tourists can reach at the end of the path. From here, you can see San Andrés Island and the beautiful turquoise colour of the ocean.