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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.
From here you can take quick flights to Providencia Island
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.
Daily flights serve various Colombian cities to San Andres, from which there are flights to Providencia.
There are many places to rent everything from cars, to motercycles, to bikes. The most popular choice is renting a golf cart and driving it around the island.
Scuba Diving is amazing here, as is snorkling. 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.