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Providencia and Santa Catalina. Seaflower Biosphere Reserve

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Haga click sobre la imagen para ampliarla Lovers Bridge. Photo: Dan Holden

Lovers Bridge. Photo: Dan Holden

Two small islands make up the third largest reef coral barrier in the world and the only one that flanks volcanic islands; it descends in terraces and walls to a depth of 30 m and from there, to much greater depths.

  • Location: Two small islands situated to the north of San Andrés.
  • Temperature: 30°C.
  • How to get there: By air or sea.

Experiencing Providencia and Santa Catalina

On land

Go to The Peak, a huge crag and natural reserve. Walk to Fort Morgan and Playa de Agua Dulce on the McBean Lagoon Parkway or to Manzanillo. Participate in regattas with the natives, watch horse races, arrive in Santa Catalina at sunset, enjoy music played with typical instrument like the donkey jaw and the tina, or tinajo, and watch the migration of black crabs between April and July.

Haga click sobre la imagen para ampliarla Providencia. Photo: Dan Holden

Providencia. Photo: Dan Holden

At sea

La Chimenea, La Tortuga, Felipe’s Place, Tete’s Place, Manta’s City, Valle de las Esponjas, El Planchón, and Table Rock are among more than 40 diving spots. Table Rock resembles Swiss cheese on account of the many tunnels that connect to each other and where nurse, whitefin, blackfin, and gray sharks may be observed.

Where to stay:

At hotels and tourist inns.


Discover the magic of Providencia and Santa Catalina


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