Visiting Colombia’s Isla de Providencia Five Years Later

The setting was just as I remembered it, unspoiled, mercifully bereft of other tourists, reggae beats lilting in the background partially drowned out by the telltale rustle of palm fronds, five years later on my return to the Colombian Caribbean isla de Providencia, I found it to be unchanged and perfect. Of course, there had Read more about Visiting Colombia’s Isla de Providencia Five Years Later[…]

San Andres, Colombia’s Caribbean Package Tourism Destination

“You live in Bogota? How do you manage it? I have heard that in Bogota it gets so cold that sometimes smoke comes out of your mouth.” A conversation with a San Andresano. Time your flight into San Andres so as to arrive during a daylight hour, that’s my advice. As your airline bobbles in Read more about San Andres, Colombia’s Caribbean Package Tourism Destination[…]

Old Providence: the Perfect Caribbean Island cliche

Below us, the island came into view encircled by a brittle and protective ring of coral reefs made distinguishable by the white water ripping at the edges and creating a turquoise iris effect skirting the white sandy edges of the Caribbean island of Providencia. Our Russian-built aircraft bobbled in the turbulence kicked up by thermals Read more about Old Providence: the Perfect Caribbean Island cliche[…]

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