San Andres – The Hidden Paradise

Who would not dream about the perfect holidays, where endless tropical sunshine and peaceful tranquillity is the ultimate luxury?

The enticing Caribbean Islands are known to holidaymakers for their natural beauty and world class facilities. The list of things that makes Caribbean holidays so special can go on. Scuba diving and snorkelling in the turquoise warm waters of the Caribbean Sea are just some of them.

The picturesque Caribbean island of San Andres is a tropical paradise with the exuberant and colourful vegetation and white-sand beaches. The island is located in the middle of the ravishing reef barrier, guarding its beaches from the rough waves. Crystal clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and the peaceful atmosphere, makes this little island a perfect destination for the relaxing holidays or honeymoon.

Christopher Columbus discovered The San Andres Archipelago on his first voyage in 1492. The island has been one of the main centres for the slave trading and its rich and colourful history is full of stories about pirates, especially Henry Morgan, who controlled the island for years.

The San Andres Archipelago is home to UNESCO Seaflower Biosphere Reserve and one of the best scuba diving and snorkelling places in the Caribbean. This protected area covers almost three hundred thousand square kilometres, which counts for approximately ten percent of the entire Caribbean Sea. Still relatively unknown in diving circles, most of the best scuba diving sites around the San Andres Archipelago are easily accessible by small boats and some of them can be even reach from the beach.

The sister island of Providencia, second largest island in the entire archipelago, is located only seventy six kilometres away from the main island of San Andres.

Remarkable underwater visibility averaging around thirty meters all year round entice you to explore the fascinating ancient wrecks around San Andres Island or amazing reef barrier with various coral species near Providencia. Famous Blue Holes and caves around these two little islands should not be missed.

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