I am not sure if this has been stated before. But for everyone who is coming here the following applies.
All tourist, mainland Colombians, and anyone without an OCCRE (A permanent resident card) Must show proof of Hotel reservation or if staying with an Islander friend that friend must meet them inside the airport at the OCCRE office with proof (OCCRE) that they are a residdent. I know this as a fact for last week a friend from Australia came to visit and I received a phone call fro the airport OCCRE office to come and vouch for him. I believe but not sure if you arrive without a prior reservation they will force you to get one right then or hold you until the next flight out. Seems a little harsh but we have a great illegal emigrant problem here and over population. Everyone wants to live in Paradise