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Providencia And Santa Catalina Beaches - Beach Providencia and Santa Catalina - Colombia

Providencia has some of the Caribbean's premier beaches with calm waters. The most secluded is Manchaneel (Playa Manzanillo), which is accessible only by taxi or private transport. Get here early to enjoy a full day in the true paradisiacal cliché. Roland’s Bar serves a mean red snapper and some potent cocktails.

Another fine stretch of strand is South West Bay, a 20-minute wak from Freshwater Bay. Here are the archipelago's clearest waters, perfect for snorkeling. Fort Bay on Santa Catalina also has great snorkeling. The path passes by a pirate-era fortress and continues to Morgan's Head.

Freshwater Bay, where most hotels are located, also has a good beach. As well, Providencia and Santa Catalina's coasts are dotted with coves and beaches, like Almond Bay and Pasha Beach, as well as others that are accessible only by boat.


Providencia and Santa Catalina, Colombia

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Beach, Snorkeling, Fauna observation, Sunbathing

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