Flying is the most common way to reach San AndrÃ©s. Aeropuerto Internacional Gustavo Rojas Pinilla is located within the urban area (Av Aeropuerto, Sector Swamp Ground. Tel: 512-6112). Services include ATMs, exchange house, phone booths, Internet, shops, restaurants and tourism information kiosk.
During the low season, there are 10 flights per day from Colombia and two international flights; there are more in the high seasons. Domestic flights come from BogotÃ¡, Cartagena, Santa Marta, MedellÃn, Cali and Barranquilla. They cost anywhere between $250 and $450. Copa has daily service from Panama, with connections to North America and Europe.
Most airline companies have their offices at the airport, as well as in town: Avianca (Av ColÃ³n, Edificio Onaissi, local 107. Tel: 512-3212; airport: 512-3216), Aires (airport. Tel: 512-0774) and AeroRepÃºblica/Copa (Centro Comercial San Andres, local 108-109. Tel: 01-8000-11-2600).
A tourist card for the island is required and can be purchased upon check-in on mainland Colombia or upon arrival in San AndrÃ©s. Currently this costs $25 (44,000 pesos) and must be presented at your departure from the island.
Satena (URL: www.satena.com.co) flies twice daily to Providencia ($165-195) Saerca, Decameron's carrier, also flies two times per day to the sister island.
Travelers arriving in their own yacht or sailboat can dock at Nene's Marina (Avenida Newball. Tel: 512-6139, URL: www.nenesmarina.com) or Club NÃ¡utico (Avenida Colombia 8. Tel: 512-3022, URL: www.clubnauticosai.org).
Catamarans and cargo ships go to Providencia.