Foto Friday: San Andres Island

Foto Friday: San Andres Island

When people think about the Caribbean they often think about Jamaica, the Grand Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic, and even Mexico.  Often lost in the shuffle is one of the few remaining Spanish speaking Caribbean Islands, San Andres, Colombia.  This tiny island belongs to Colombia despite its location closer to the coast of Nicaragua.  It features swimming pool like waters, white seashell beaches, and lots of opportunity for adventure.  The biggest draw here to San Andres is the water.  It is crystal blue and begging to be swam.

Enjoying the View

The public beach

Sun setting on San Andres Beach

DeCamroon Hotel/Resort

However, there is still some damage left behind from past hurricanes

Author: Brendan van Son

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    • Thanks Kate… I flew there. I got a multi-city flight Quito to Panama, Panama to San Andres, San Andres to Cartagena, Cartagena to Quito for 212 bucks… !

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  1. Great photos Brendan! What’s the diving like there? Much available? Looks like a glorious place to get under the sea.

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  2. Beautiful photos. I’m heading down to the Caribbean next Sunday. I can’t wait! We’re hitting up my favorite island, Roatan, which is also often over looked.

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  3. Hi how are you nice that you spoke about San Andres, actually San Andres have a law like Canada that they speak French and English by law. San Andres its the onliest Department in Colombia that the law say we speak English Creole and Spanish.

    Nice pictures, also i would like to share a group that I have in flickr if you want to can share pictures that you have take in the seven colors sea.

    My wife its Canadian lol life its funny. She reach to San Andres for first time and get in love, life still funny.

    Have a nice post and a nice day.

    @hectorhenry17 and @gosanandres

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  4. Great pics! There are so many quiet little places waiting to be discovered in this world… And yet most people like to crowd in the most popular destinations sometimes for no particular reason.

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  5. The pictures are lovely. It is a place I would like to visit as well. I was in Colombia myself in 2006. Flew into Bogota then flew to the Northern Department to a conference and to visit Afro-Colombians, Indigenous and Wayuu people. It was quite a tour with Witness for Peace. The water was so warm. Love to go back again.

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