Best Isla Del San Andres Snorkeling

The 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot in Columbia.



  January 7, 2017

Off the eastern coast of Nicaragua, the snorkeling in the Archipelago of San Andres is known for good snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea. The water visibility is known to be very clear. The Archipelago of San Andres consists of the islands of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina. It is part of the Seaflower UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The best snorkeling can be found around Providencia. While popular with tourist snorkelers, the areas of Johnny Cay and Aquario should be avoided due to over-crowding.

After a long day of snorkeling, try heading over to the Fisherman Place for refreshment.

While off the coast of Nicaragua, Isla Del San Andres is really part of Columbia, but lies 400 miles northeast of the Columbia coast. To reach San Andres by air, fly into Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport, which is a 90 minute flight from the mainland. There are flights from the Columbia mainland, Panama City and San Jose, Costa Rica. This archipelago is very popular with city dwellers in Columbia.

Overall, Isla Del San Andres is the 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 3 snorkeling dives in Columbia.

Local Contacts:  Sharky Dive Shop

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Sunset Hotel; Mary May Inn

Luxury Loding:  Deep Blue Hotel, Provdencia Island; San Luis Village Hotel

GPS:  12.551254, -81.688095

Date Published:  7/3/2014

Date Updated:  1/7/2017

ID:  24452

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