In Colombia's natural parks, you begin to truly understand the meaning of biodiversity. Seeing so many life forms is overwhelming.
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Old Providence McBean Lagoon
The singular coloring of the coral reefs and the mangrove lagoons have conferred upon the sea of Providencia the name of “sea of seven colors”. Providencia is a beautiful Caribbean island located seven hundred kilometers from the city of Cartagena. In the underwater part of the park, the barrier reef that protects the coast of the island from the onslaughts of the sea may be admired in its entire splendor. In its land area, the park comprises a small hill by the name of Iron Wood and the McBean mangrove area. The prodigious coral reef and the McBean mangrove lagoon paint the sea with a spectacular gamut of colors, from deep blue to aquamarine to turquoise.
A glimpse of a salty tropical paradise in the depths of the Caribbean's warm waters.
The Old Providence and McBean Lagoon Park is a privileged site for nature tourism due to its great beauty and the diversity of marine and land environments, the renowned friendliness of the islanders and the variety of activities that may be carried out in a small, yet significant, protected area. Hiking, snorkeling, diving, and kayaking, and the sun and the beach make this a veritable jewel of the Colombian Caribbean.
Consult your travel agent or visit www.parquesnacionales.gov.co
In the homes of the islanders.