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Hike to El Pico, Providencia - Hiking Providencia and Santa Catalina - Colombia

Check the skies, consult the weather forecast, speak to some islanders and then choose the ideal day to hike up to El Pico (360 meters/1,181 feet). The highest point on the rugged island of Providencia, El Pico offers breathtaking views over the whole island, its azure bays, white sandy beaches, mangroves that are home to migratory birds, quaint settlements and of McBean Lagoon.

From up here overlooking the dramatic scenery one really can grasp what Captain Morgan was thinking when he decided to use this as his base. The promontory of Santa Catalina, connected but by a mere causeway to Providencia, appears as a geographical folly, erratic and strategically imperative for the Corsair Morgan’s Caribbean designs.



Providencia and Santa Catalina, Colombia

Hiking Types:

Getting There

Travel Tips:

Take along sun protection and tick repellent; water and snacks.

Price Description:

Prices vary with or without a guide.

Relative price: Mid-Range

Travel Skills: intermediate/somewhat difficult.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso, US dollar

By Richard McColl
With over five years travelling and working in Latin America, Richard feels most at home here in the big Continent. From the former Scottish...
08 Aug 2011

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