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San Andrés and Providencia

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San Andrés and Providencia (in Spanish: San Andrés y Providencia) is one of the departments of Colombia. It consists of an archipelago of islands about 775 km (480 miles) north of Colombia and 220 km (140 miles) from the coast of Nicaragua.

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The main language spoken is Spanish, but many speak English as well. The actual natives from the island speak "patua", which is a mix of English, Spanish, and French.

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Daily flights serve various Colombian cities (Medellín, Cali and Bogotá) to San Andres. All flights to Providencia are originated in San Andrés.

Direct flights also depart from San Jose, Costa Rica and Panama City, Panama to San Andres.

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Bus is the main form of transportation on the island. It is cheap and convenient. Most buses connect the main city of San Andres with other parts of the island. Also there are many places to rent everything from cars, to motorcycles, to bikes.

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Scuba Diving is amazing here, as is snorkeling. There are many places that offer jet skis, kayaks, wind surfing, kite surfing, horseback riding, submarine tours and many other options. There are also many people that come here mainly for the great duty free shopping and cheaper electronics.

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Stay safe[edit]

San Andres is perfectly safe Caribbean island to visit, that is many many miles away from some of the problems found on the mainland.

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