Isla de Providencia, Colombia

Isla de Providencia or Old Providence is a mountainous Caribbean island lying midway between Costa Rica and Jamaica. It is located 60 miles north of San Andres Island, approximately 400 miles northwest of Cartagena and 150 miles east of Nicaragua.

This tiny secluded island boasts pristine white sand beaches, hilly palm forests and crystal clear water great for snorkeling, water sports and fishing. A tour around the island will take you from the center at Santa Isabel to the small villages of Pueblo Libre, Pueblo Viejo, San Felipe, Aguadulce, Sur Oeste, Casa Baja, Agua Mansa and La Montaña via the sole street that stretches around the island.

Things to See & Do

* Snorkeling
* Kayaks & water sports
* Island tour
* Hike to “El Pico” – highest point on the island
* Horse riding

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (COP)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 22 km²
Population – 4,500 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 57

Port Location – The port is located at Santa Isabel.

Transport Links - There are few roads connecting the towns of the island. The El Embrujo Airport is served by a daily non-stop flight from Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport in San Andrés. From San Andres Island there are direct flights from Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Jamaica, and Cuba.

A ferry leaves for Providencia 3 times a week from San Andres island.

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