Wild seas on our passage from Jamaica made this land fall a relief for all of us on board. The boat had been knocked about and so had Dagmar, Thomas’ sister as she joined us for her first sea passage in quite a number of years.
If ever there was a ‘Treasure Island’ it is this one. The outline of the island looks just like a 3D pirate board game.
A short journey around the island – there are no cars, just buggies, takes you on a journey through pirate bays and reef protected beaches.
There are plentiful walks where pirate caves and bays can be explored.
The locals are extremely inviting and kind. We have found Colombians to be very generous and welcoming people in the long run. You will enjoy their hospitality.
Fresh fruit is a bit scarce on the island so we took to searching for coconuts on the beaches.
We found a fun bar and when I ordered all of us a pina colada the barman walked outside away from me. I wondered what I had done. He returned with three green coconuts to fill our order. It was a relaxed atmosphere where people actually came up to you to get to know you.
You may find it hard to find a boat sailing to Providencia but you pick one up in Panama that sails through the San Blas islands to Cartagena, Colombia.