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Isla de Providencia or Old Providence is a mountainous Caribbean island part of the Colombian department of Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina and the municipality of Providencia and Santa Catalina Islands, lying midway between Costa Rica and Jamaica. Providencia's maximum elevation is 360 m above sea level. The smaller Santa Catalina Island to the northwest is connected by a 100-meter footbridge to its larger sister Providencia Island. The two islands cover an area of 22 sq km and form the municipality of Santa Isabel, which had a population of 4,927 at the Census of 2005. The island is served by El Embrujo Airport, which the Colombian Government plans to expand in order to take international flights.

The 995-hectare national park Old Providence McBean Lagoon is located on the island's northeast side, between Maracaibo and Rocky Point. This National Park consists of coral reefs, small Cayes, mangroves, lagoons and tropical dry forest. The National Park has a tiny visitor centre on Crab Caye, from where there are views towards the barrier reef and the waters that surround the caye.


See Colombia.


See Caribbean.


See Caribbean.


Santa Catalina/wiki/Providencia#Santa_CatalinaIsland icon Santa Catalina [[Providencia#Santa Catalina|Santa Catalina]] 13°23.288'N, 081°22.520'W


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You need clearance before anchoring here. Contact Bernardo on VHF channel 16.




Marinas & Yacht Clubs



Providencia - Santa Catalina channel

Providencia - Santa Catalina channel/wiki/Providencia#Providencia_-_Santa_Catalina_channel
Anchorage icon Providencia - Santa Catalina channel [[Providencia#Providencia - Santa Catalina channel|Providencia - Santa Catalina channel]] 13°22.646'N, 081°22.340'W
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Name/wiki/Providencia#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Providencia#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.


  • El Embrujo Airport (PVA IATA). By air, your only choice is between the airline Satena and the charter airline Searca. Both run a couple of daily flights to Providencia from San Andrés



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Places to Visit

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See Colombia.


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