Providencia Island (Old Providence) Guide
white sand beaches, crystal clear seas, friendly Caribbean locals
living on a mountainous and forested island - Providencia (or Old
Providence in English) is perhaps the greatest hidden gem of the
Caribbean. With a population of just 5000 people, just a dozen small
hotels and a blissfully undeveloped landscape, this is the Caribbean of
yesteryear. Many other islands in the Caribbean have sold their souls
and are now blighted by over-priced sprawling resorts, but Colombia's
Providencia offers something altogether very different. This is how the
Caribbean was before the dawn of mass tourism - beautiful, peaceful,
friendly and unspoilt.
English speaking Providencia remains low key and small in numbers.
UNESCO has declared the island and it's seas as the Sea Flower
Biosphere Reserve in recognition of the area's immense natural
biodiversity, and those tourists who do experience Providencia are
treated to stunning white sand beaches lapped by the tranquil Caribbean
sea. And with the world's third largest barrier reef, Providencia
Island is a scuba divers dream.
to Colombia's most idyllic island are rarely disappointed. You might be
relaxing on a stunning beach devoid of any people, snorkelling with
turtles, trekking into the island's rainforested interior, experiencing
some of the world's best scuba diving sites, learning about the various
pirate treasures still present on the island or sipping an evening
cocktail at a reggae bar on the beach. The island is a
once-in-a-lifetime experience that will never leave you. Visit
Providencia - Providencia es Pasion!