Providencia Colombia

  Colombia is absolutely chock-a-block (translation for non-native English speakers: full of) with islands: it’s the only country in South America that has both Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, and lots of coast means lots of islands. And we’re not talking windswept, weather-beaten, inaccessible rocks here (although there are a fair few of those as well): […]

Santa Cruz del Islote

  Colombia counts many surprising destinations among it’s more famous traveller hotspots: how many people came here expecting to find deserts, whale-watching, and a river that runs red, blue and green? I’ll wager not too many. Yet perhaps the most surprising place you can visit in Colombia is a tiny little island in the Caribbean […]

Isla Mucura Beach

  Isla Mucura lies nearly 2 hours into the Caribbean by boat from Cartagena. It makes up part of the 10 island San Bernando Archipelago, which have been part of the National Natural Park Corales del Rosario and San Bernardo since 1996. The islands, whilst beautiful and secluded, are not especially well known as Colombian […]

Isla Mucura

  I was fortunate enough to spend the last few days enjoying the (many) delights of Colombia’s Caribbean coast on Isla Mucura, an island which makes up part of the San Bernando Archipelago. Along with nearby islands Tintipan and Santa Cruz del Islote, Mucura is one of 10 islands that make up the archipelago, and […]

There are some moments travelling when you have to take a look at your ordinary life and really question why it’s so difficult. These moments, by and large, take place when you visit the Caribbean, and you sample the laid back lifestyle of the people there. Music, dancing and general enjoyment rule the day (and […]