Caribbean Escape: Vacationing in San Andrés, Colombia

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With its white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and marine biodiversity, San Andrés, Colombia, offers travelers a quintessential Caribbean vacation.

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San Andrés Island, part of the San Andrés Archipelago, is one of three Caribbean islands owned by Colombia. San Andrés is the largest and most developed.  

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December to April, the dry season, when daytime temperatures range from 83 to 86 °F.  May to November is the rainy season, which most vacationers avoid. 

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Explore the colorful coral reefs and the diverse marine life. San Andrés is known for having good visibility for scuba divers, and many dive schools on the island make it easy to plan a trip.

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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Take a short boat tour to Johnny Cay, a small, picturesque island with white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Johnny Cay

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Visit Morgan’s Cave, a natural sea cave named after the pirate Henry Morgan. You can take guided tours to learn about its history and see the stalactites and underground pools.

Morgan’s Cave

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Relax on the beach or try out various water sports, such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, jet-skiing, and paddleboarding, which are readily available on the island.

San Andrés  Beaches

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Try traditional dishes like coconut rice, fried fish, and seafood platters. Fish is freshly caught on the island, and come evening, it’s common to see fish frying on the beach. 

Local Cuisine

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