San Andres forms part of the Colombian islands in the Caribbean Sea and is the largest island of the southern group. The island is conveniently situated on the Central American-Colombian route and charter flights to San Andres can be arranged from most international destinations. There are no ferries to the island from the mainland and cargo ships do not take passengers. This island is a duty-free port that welcomes its tourists from San Andres flights to secluded beaches and luscious green landscape.
Whether you are traveling by bus, taxi, car or motorbike, there are plenty of ways to get around the island. Taxis tend to be the most expensive mode of transportation around the island unless you are travelling with a company, which is called Collectivo. Buses are the cheaper alternative and there is one route travelling through the eastern part of the island. The island has a good network of paved roads connecting the main road to the rest. A train also operates within the island to get you where you need to be. Boats are available for hire should you wish to visit some of the smaller islands in the group.
San Andres hosts a rich environment with mangrove swamps and a large forest which form part of the old Mangrove Point Regional Park. The La Loma with the Baptist church, white beaches of San Luis and Morgan's cave are only a few of the things tourists can expect to see when they book their cheap flights to San Andres. You will also be able to visit the Cove where divers venture into the water to admire the coral reef. The sunken wrecks of the Blue Diamond and Nicaraguense as well as Morgans cave offer adventure where tourists are able to view the places where legends were made. Other items of interest include the vast array of architecture, religion and culture offered by this island.
Island dining relies heavily on fish, local vegetables, coconuts, breadfruit, and spices. Make a note to try Rondon, which is made with fish, pork, coconut milk, and plantain. It can be bought at a restaurant or from a roadside stand. The nightlife on San Andres has a notable reputation for being home to lively parties and vibrant salsa clubs with live music. Some of these places include Roland Roots Bar and the Sailors Bar. Purchasing airfare to San Andres is well worth the effort when you consider the amazing vacation experience you will have.
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