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Getting to and away from Providencia and Santa Catalina


Providence's Aeropuerto El Embrujo is on the northeast side of the island (Tel: 514-8829). Satena (URL: has two daily flights to and from Providencia (20 minutes, $165-195). Book through a travel agency or buy at the Gustavo Rojas Pinilla airport in San Andr├ęs. Purchasing by credit card is difficult. Saerca is Decameron's carrier; it also flies two times per day.


Sensation runs a small, catamaran ferry runs four days per week between San Andr├ęs and Old Providence, departing from San Andr├ęs at 7:30 a.m. and returning 4 p.m. (3 hr; adults $64, children $50). Passengers are allowed to carry up two bags weighing 20 kilograms (44 lb) each (Av Francisco Newball, Edificio Baypoint, local 9, San Andr├ęs. Tel: 512-5124). Small cargo ships are cheaper but take eight hours. If traveling by boat, prepare for seasickness.

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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...
03 Aug 2011

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