My last 3 days travelling Colombia were spent on the beautiful island of San Andres, before flying back home to England.
It was part of a free flight stopover, flying from Bogota to Panama City Via San Andres. The cheapest ticket I could find was from JLA in London, I bought when I was travelling In Costa Rica, on my way down to Colombia. The great thing about the Internet, you can buy tickets from anywhere in the world and have an e-ticket sent to you. I stayed at the El Viajero Hostel which was not far from the beach. Travelling on my own was a good way to meet the friendly Colombian tourists who come on holiday to San Andres. They were wanting to ask me many questions, take photos with me and invite me to join them in the evening at their hotel. I spent my last night with a family at their hotel and I also met other Colombians staying at the hotel who I had met on the beach the day before. And turned into a great night dancing to a live Colombian salsa band!
Beach Johnny Cay
Great way to finish the afternoon at the island of Johnny Cay with a Coco Loco
Enjoy the crystal clear turquoise waters, taking a small boat to Johnny Cay.
Only 15 minutes from the main island
The English Puritans were the first to arrive on the island, they come from Barbados and from England. Between 1627 and 1629 they came to settle in the salubrious climate and take advantage of the fertile land of the islands. English pirate Henry Morgan who used it in 1670 as one of the centers of his operations. The pirates attacked Spanish ships carrying gold and other precious material that sailed in the Caribbean waters. The bounty looted by the pirates is still believed to be hidden in some underwater cave in the area.