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Providencia Island

Isla de Providencia or Old Providence is a mountainous Caribbean island. Though it is closer to Nicaragua, it is part of Colombia. It is part of the San Andres archipelago, lying midway between Costa Rica and Jamaica. Its maximum elevation is 360m above sea level.

It was the site of an early Puritan colony established in 1629 by the Providence Island Company.


The original population consists of Raizals, a Protestant Afro-Caribbean ethnic group, speaking the San Andres-Providencia Creole, an English Creole, although most speak Spanish as well. Spanish-speaking immigrants from Colombia have increased the use of Spanish, although they remain a minority, unlike the significantly more Spanish sister island, San Andres.

Getting there

There are few roads connecting the towns of the island. There is one airport, El Embrujo, that is served by a daily flight non-stop from San Andres

External links


Tour Operator in the island, website with satellite map(Spanish)

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