Peaceful, relaxing and beautiful.
Bit hard to get to.
warm blue water, rum and rythm the whole time!
In addition to lighthouses, one of the things I usually do when traveling is to look for cemeteries to document how people handle the deceased. Taking photos was difficult and the only cemetery that I got any photos of was San LuisOur driver said the Colombians were Catholic, and the uneducated Colombians (some of whom the driver said couldn't even...more
Our taxi driver told us that there were seven lighthouses on the side of the island where the ship anchored. We could see two from the ship and saw 3 or 4 others on the tour of the island.My reference for lighthouses is The Lighthouse Directory. When we went to San Andrés, the only lighthouses that were listed were well offshore. I sent my photos...more
The culture of the archipelago of San Andrés is linked to its people, who have diverse ethnic origins. The Raizal, people of African and British origin, speak Creole (the language originates in English but it has its own phonetic, grammar and many expressions from Spanish and African dialects). They refer to themselves as 'native islanders' in...more
Rondón (meaning 'run down') is a rich fish and conch casserole with yucca, yam, green plantains and dumplings, slowly cooked in coconut milk. It's most delicious dish, very popular in the Caribbean. The recipe varies depending on what ingredients you happen to 'run down', it means, whatever the fisherman brings that day. Half the fun is gathering...more
Providencia has its own gastronomy related to its natural resources and seafood appears almost in all meals. Native cuisine represents an important part of the island's culture and Providencia dishes have a strong Afro-Caribbean flavour which is result of the process of racial and cultural mixing that has going on for centuries. Island dishes are...more
Traditional music and dance of Providencia is the result of an eclectic mixture of influences, including European, polka, mazurka and waltz, combined with strong Afro-Caribbean influence, now mixed with calypso, socca and reggae music. Locals think of themselves as fully Caribbean and playing reggae is a way of keeping a living relationship with...more
Hmm what can I say....The BEST food and wonderful staff. This place is located across from theLord Pierre Hotel and is famous for its spaghetti carbonara (secret recipe). The pizzas are to die for and the service is enjoyable (Say hello to Bruno for me). Do go here when you are in San Andres Of course the Spag Carbonaramore
Avenida Colombia con Ave Costa Rica No 3-59, 0098, Colombia
Good for: Solo
The tours aren't very long, it is a small Island and they will show you the main sights, Cptn Morgan's cave, The blow hole, The natural Pool, The view from the Highest point on the Island, and generally tours of Colonial houses. It's a good way to get a feel for the place, see beautiful sights and at some of the stops they might have local music or...more
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