WHAT TO DO
Both San Andres and
Providence offer great diving and several dive shops and operators. But when you have to take a break, there's an incredible array of activities to keep you busy--especially on San Andres. On San Andres, most hotels offer all-inclusive rates so activities may be included in the package price.
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Some of the activities include:
- Water skiing
- Taxi tours
- Jet ski rentals
- Golf-cart rentals
- Motorbike rentals
- Bicycle rentals
- Extreme shopping
Your hotel can provide information on the various tours available, or you can contact a tour operator on your own.
Providence is less developed and as a result, fewer amenities are available, however that is one of its main charms. Local attractions include diving, snorkeling, hiking and the beaches.
The islands are quite small, and can be traversed in a matter of hours. Eco-tour operators are generally associated with hotels, but some of them offer dolphin watching tours, boating trips to some of the outlying cays and beaches, and island tours via taxi services.
Some of the interesting sights on San Andres include:
- The First Baptist Church
- Johnny Cay Regional Park
- Captain Henry Morgan's pirate cave and museum
- Mangrove forests
- The Pond - a fresh-water lake in the middle of the island that is home to the "little alligator"
- Camping on Haynes Cay
Interesting things to see and do on Providence:
The Biosphere National Park Reserve
The Peak The island's tallest point, a scenic 45-minute hike
Lover's Bridge Take a walk on this small bridge connecting Santa Catalina Island with Providence
Crab Cay a small uninhabited island that is a favorite for snorkeling