As the majority of visitors to San Andres arrive here on all inclusive deals, all of their dining arrangements are taken care of within the hotel. While this may be very convenient, it has resulted in a lack of quality restaurants available for the independent traveler. Most restaurants are open Monday-Saturday noon-11 p.m.
Seafood is the big item on San Andres menus. Crab soup, fish, lobster, shrimp and conch make appearances. One typical dish is rundown (rondon), a whatever-is-on-hand stew of fish, conch, yucca, plantain and breadfruit simmered in coconut milk.Other island specialties are lemon pie and beans with smoked pigs tail. Main ingredients also include basil, coconut and breadfruit.
Most Colombians are here to party, so naturally, there are some good clubs. Most are located within the big hotels, often on the top floor, so ask around for the current hot spot. Some bars are open until 3 a.m.