San Andres ferry port in San Andres Islands connects you with Providencia in Providencia Island with a choice of up to 5 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the San Andres to Providencia crossing is from 3 hours 30 minutes and the crossing is operated by Conocemos Navegando.
San Andres is a Colombian coral island resting in the Caribbean Sea, officially forming part of Colombia. The island forms the part of an archipelago along with Providencia, and the port is the gateway to its neighbouring island, with 3 hour 30 minute crossings.
San Andres is somewhere to research before visiting; there are areas of tranquil beauty that epitomise the Caribbean against areas that are aesthetically lacking. The grey concrete skyline that defines San Andres town centre detracts from its considerable appeal, so it’s best to head to the smaller villages such as La Loma and San Luis to savour a taste of authentic Caribbean lifestyle. Aside from the town centre, much of the island is decorated in verdant foliage and tropical palm trees, painting an image that is associated with the paradisiacal nature belonging to San Andres. To truly rejoice in the glorious surroundings, test your scuba diving and snorkelling ability in the fresh water under the blissfully blue skies.
If watersports aren’t your thing, the idyllic waterfront is perfectly designed for a mid-afternoon stroll along the brick promenade. Copious restaurants and bars line the harbour, exuding a vivacious and energetic vibe with myriad of tourists and locals enjoying the fresh sea food whilst overlooking the stunning landscape. After perusing the harbour, it is almost compulsory to make the journey to Johnny Cay – the island’s most lauded attraction. The beaches, lagoons and forestry established it as a mecca for couples longing for a romantic break, especially in the less busy months when the resorts are quieter but the temperature continues to soar.
There are quite a few viable options of transport around the island: for the independent, grab a scooter and embark on an adventure. If you’re feeling tired, there are numerous taxis available and for anyone trying to save money, the bus system is reliable and cheap.