The Archipelago of San Andres and Providencia consists of the islands of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina; cays Serrania and Serrana, Roncador, Bolívar, Albuquerque and banks Quitasueño, Alicia and Bajo Nuevo. Close to San Andrés are Johnny Cay, The Aquarium, Haynes Cay, Cotton Cay and Rocky Cay.
The archipelago is located northwest of Colombia, on the Sea of the Antilles. San Andrés is located at 12 degrees north latitude and 82 degrees longitude from Greenwich. Direct flights to San Andrés operate from most cities in Colombia, Panama City and San Jose, Costa Rica. To arrive from other cities worldwide scale is needed in any of the cities listed above.
Because of its ecosystem, biodiversity and beautiful landscapes, the archipelago was appointed in 2001 by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve Seaflower.
It is believed that was discovered in the year 1629 by English Puritans and Jamaican woodcutters and reconquered in the second half of the seventeenth century by Spaniards. The famous pirate Henry Morgan chose San Andres as the basis of his adventures and according to legend, like hiding their treasures.
San Andres consists of a small longitudinal ridge covered with coconut forests, with an elevation of 55 meters which extends from north to south. The coral formation of San Andrés and in particular reefs that border on the side facing the sea This polychrome of incomparable beauty.
Coexist in the Islands Bautista religions, Catholic, Adventist, Christian Mission, Jehovah's Witnesses and other Protestants. The dominant factors of the economy are tourism, trade and in the background is fishing.