We arrive on San Andres from Bogota via plane on June 5, are looking for easy lodging for night of June 5. Leave via catamaran from San Andres to Providencia on June 6. We have not yet decided how long we stay on Providencia, but we are looking forward to it much more and plan to spend most of our time there vs. on San Andres. We return to Bogota on June 14, with a flight from San Andres.
A few questions:
1) My partner and I can be discreet while traveling if necessary, and we know some Caribbean Islands are extremely hostile to openly gay male travelers (Jamaica, etc.). Do we have any reason to be worried with San Andres or Providencia? Should we avoid being seen in public displaying affection or do we need to worry about violence from islanders or tourists?
2) We have very little time on San Andres before needing to catch the catamaran in the morning of June 6 to Providencia. Any recommendations on friendly guest houses near the catamaran port so as to make this one night especially easy?
3) Any recommendations of "must-see" places to eat or see in the one night we have on San Andres?
4) We're the adventurous sort--any recommendations for seeing and experiencing all that Providencia has to offer? We are hoping to snorkel every beach, kayak, swim, explore as much as possible, hike, bike, whatever we can do on this island. We love that it's full of friendly locals and fewer tourists--but don't want to get there and find that we can't get from point A to point B very easily. Any recommendations?
Thanks all! Cannot WAIT for this trip, any help you all can provide would be greatly appreciated!
Madison, WI (USA)