The paradise island of Providencia might be part of Colombia, but its laidback vibe and location just 124 miles off the coast of Nicaragua mean it has much more in common with its Caribbean cousins than mainland Colombia. Providencia's nationality and relative remoteness mean it has remained blissfully unspoilt, with beaches and barefoot luxury reminiscent of the Caribbean 50 years ago. The island actually
comes as part of a pair of Colombian Islands, and its larger partner San Andres acts as the access point for visitors to both. With a swelling population and a growing number of international flights now landing on San Andres, much of the islands authentic charm has been sadly lost. We recommend avoiding the tourist hotspots here altogether in favour of Providencia's quieter hideaways, which are just a 20-minute propellor plane flight away.

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