The island of San Andres is part of the third largest coral reef in the world biosphere reserve by UNESCO and one of the best beaches in the Caribbean for its sea of seven colors under water temperature of 28 ° C and over 30 meters of visibility.
At 700 kilometers from the Colombian mainland is the island of San Andres, a small paradise in which the influences of English, Spanish, pirates and privateers were mixed to yield a rich culture that moves to the sound of reggae. It is a perfect destination to enjoy the beach, water sports, diving and ecotourism.
From the plane, the presentation card of San Andres is the sea of seven colors which houses colorful fish and corals teeming with life that delight travelers. After an afternoon of beach and shopping in the free port, the night features hard to fill dance music and the environment. Daily flights from Panama and Colombia’s main cities.
Diving in San Andres Island has magnificent scenery which are in very good condition. He has over 35 locations to make different types of wreck diving, cliffs, caves and walls. The waters of pleasant temperature and good visibility, added to a wildlife of all sizes and colors. Soaking in a blue sea and enjoy the best show submarine is something that very few places can offer and one of them is San Andres Island.
For beginners can enjoy an unforgettable tour of traditional or Snorkel Scooter (underwater propulsion vehicle). Conversely if you are an experienced buso can enjoy diving with Nitrox and Scooter (underwater propulsion vehicle).
Is not known in what year were the Dutch who were devoted to agriculture. Then came the Irish and English, to finally start a fight against the Spanish to preserve the island. Amid the comings and goings of the Pirate Morgan from Jamaica to San Andres, some West Indian culture also stayed in San Andres.
Thus, African slaves, European peasants, English pirates and Spanish settlers left a path of knowledge seeds, herbs and remnants of food that now make up one of the richest Colombian cultures: the native islander. With their own language and a very special way of seeing life, touch the soul of travelers to show a different way of seeing life.
On the streets you can hear them speak Creole: a mixture of Elizabethan English, Spanish and African dialects, and also speak Spanish and modern English, so communication with the traveling is easy. This cultural gathering left a mark on music among which are reggae, reggaeton, raga soca, calypso, merengue, vallenato and salsa. All types of music for all types of dancing.
As part of the culture of care, some islanders have created ecotourism parks as Job Saas Farm and West View Park , where the guides speak not only of nature but of morals and values preserved through these projects. With them you can get coconut and calabash crafts typical of San Andres.
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