A trip From San Andres To Provicencia Island on the Splendor Catamaran
San Andres and Providencia are two beautiful islands and although they are closer to Nicaragua, they’re a part of the Colombian territory… In December I had a holiday in paradise. My final destination was Providencia, a small, isolated island away from the bussle of the daily city life. Spending a few days there was all I needed after a year of hard work.
As there are not direct flights to Providencia a great and inexpensive option is to reach the island by sea with the Splendor Catamaran with the company called Conocemos Navegando. The catamaran itself is spacious and comfortable, with great chairs, air conditioning and TV for everyone to enjoy. The company runs trips every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 am from Tonino dock in San Andres.
Making the reservations through their website (http://www.catamaransanandresyprovidencia.com/en) was really easy and their customer service was fantastic. They can help with bookings in either English or Spanish.
As we arrived at the port on the day of the trip, the sun was rising over the bay as we checked in and the staff and capitan were, with the lack of a better word, legends. They made sure that everyone on board was prepared for a bit of a bumpy ride by handing out juice and anti-nausea tablets. Throughout the journey they were always fun and attentive.
We made it to the island a couple of hours late, the swell was a bit rough but the catamaran mangaged the sea with ease. We were happy to be in Providencia and ready to have a few days of relaxing in the sun.