We get a lot of email of tourist asking simple questions about San Andres. Most of these questions are easy to answer and some are more difficult. We do our best to answer all of the email that are send to us. But due to limited manpower we have decided to post some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about San Andres on our website.
FAQ’s about San Andres
How much should my daily budget be for San Andres?
A minimum of 25-30 US$ is required to find accommodation, food and a little tour.
Is it possible to travel the island within a day?
Yes the island is really small and taking a buss all the way around will only take you up to two hours.
What is the most beautiful place to snorkel on San Andres?
Definitely La Piscinita, this place has fish, coral and calm clear blue water.
What is the cheapest transportation around the island?
The local busses or a scooter. Not the tourist train/tractor.
When is the best time to visit San Andres?
The best time to visit San Andres is right after the wet season or just before. April, May and November, December.
Is it dangerous on San Andres since it is part of Colombia?
Always be careful with your expensive gear like camera’s and phones. But don’t worry the island is pretty safe.
What is the best way to travel to Providencia?
Fly on San Andres and take a boat from there.
Where can I find the best beach on San Andres?
There is not one best beach, all the beaches are nice but some are more rocky then others. It is just a matter of taste.
Is it possible to pay with US dollars?
Since San Andres is part of Colombia it uses Colombia Pesos (COPA) to pay the bills. But it is not uncommon to pay with US dollars, just always carry some COPA’s.
Where can I find a bank?
You can find multiply banks in El Centro near the shopping area. Just ask around as everybody speaks English.