Best Areas to Stay in San Andrés, Colombia

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Where to stay in San Andrés – A guide to the paradisiacal island of Colombia

San Andrés (Saint Andrew) is an island in the Caribbean Sea, and the largest in the archipelago of San Andrés and Providencia.

This Caribbean island is located in the northwest of Colombia, in front of the coast of Nicaragua, and is known for its white sand beaches and warm waters, ideal for snorkel.

In addition to its warm climate throughout the year, the flavor of the typical dishes based on fish and seafood makes San Andrés one of the most coveted tourist destinations in Latin America.
 

San Andrés is also a good place for nightlife lovers, as it offers a lot of bars, nightclubs and parties on the beach.

San Andrés has the Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport that offers domestic flights to and from the main cities of Colombia, as well as international direct flights to destinations such as Panama.

An interesting fact is that the airport is located just 10 minutes from the commercial and tourist area of San Andrés.

Moving around San Andrés is easy since it has bus and taxi lines.

San Andres is an unforgettable destination in the heart of the Caribbean, and its bay is the best place to stay for vacations. (See accommodation in Saint Andrew Bay).

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in San Andrés, Colombia.

The best areas to stay in San Andrés, Colombia

1. Our favorite area: Saint Andrew Bay

Saint Andrew Bay is one of the busiest and most entertaining areas of the island, thanks to its beaches, shops and nightlife options.

Much of the activity in this area is concentrated on Newball avenue, with a boulevard where there are various shops and bars.

The bay is home to the famous Spratt Bight beach, ideal to enjoy the waves and practice water sports such as diving.

In addition, it enjoys other attractions such as the Cocoplum viewpoint that allows you to have stunning views of the sea.

A useful fact is that, because it is an area with little public transport, it is recommended to visit Saint Andrew Bay with your own car or a rented one.

The bay hosts hotels with sea views, souvenir shops and bars where you can have a cocktail in the late afternoon.

The bay is also one of the best areas to stay in San Andres for romantic getaways and relaxation.

Best areas to stay in San Andrés - Saint Andrew Bay

Best areas to stay in San Andrés – Saint Andrew Bay

Alojamiento en la Bahía de San Andrés - Click to see all available accommodation on a map

Accommodation in Saint Andrew Bay – Click to see all available accommodation on a map

Why we love this area for a stay in San Andrés:

  • Great nightlife
  • Beach area
  • Luxury hotels

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Posada de Lulu

Posada De Lulú has a restaurant and offers rooms with free Wi-Fi. It is located on the island of San Andrés, 100 meters from the commercial area and 600 meters from the beach.

from US$59
Budget

Alojamientos Turisticos Titanic

Alojamientos Turisticos Titanic offers accommodation in San Andrés. San Andres Bay is 400 meters away. The accommodations are air-conditioned and have a flat-screen TV. Towels and bed linen are provided.

from US$39
Luxury

GHL Hotel Sunrise

Located on the picturesque island of San Andres, GHL Hotel Sunrise offers spacious accommodation, free WiFi in the lobby and free parking. The hotel also has an outdoor pool. A free breakfast buffet is also available.

from US$139
 

 

 

2. North End

The northern area is the epicenter of the island of San Andrés, as it has the most popular attractions for travelers.

In this district, you’ll find the Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport.

Its beaches are the best on the Caribbean island, as they have natural pools and colorful fish that you will love, especially when traveling with children.

The North End of San Andrés is famous for its gastronomy, special for tasting typical dishes such as the fried fish balls.

Also, the North End is popular for the Spratt Way Footpath and Newball Avenue, which house restaurants, shops and hotels.

The north area has the advantage of allowing to move from one place to another, either by bus or on foot.

The North End is the best area to stay in San Andrés for its easy access to the sites of interest and for its luxury, resort-type hotels.

Best beaches in San Andrés - North End

Best beaches in San Andrés – North End

Accommodation in North San Andrés - Click to see all available accommodation on a map

Accommodation in North San Andrés – Click to see all available accommodation on a map

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Le Castel Blanc Hotel Boutique

This elegant, Mediterranean-inspired mansion has an outdoor pool. All rooms have air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Free private parking is also available.

from US$71
Budget

Hostal Olas

Hostal Olas is located in San Andrés, 9 km from La Loma. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a tour desk. The property is 10 km from San Luis and 3.5 km from San Andrés Bay.

from US$39
Luxury

Brisa del Mar by Faranda Boutique

Located in San Andrés, 3.3 km from Island House Museum, Brisa del Mar by Faranda Boutique features an outdoor pool, garden and bar. The property has a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, a shared lounge and free WiFi.

from US$141
 

 

 

3. San Luis

San Luis is located east of San Andrés and is a tropical paradise for those seeking to get away from the hustle and bustle, surrounding themselves with fresh air and tranquility.

San Luis can be reached on foot or by car.

In the San Luis neighborhood, there are villages inhabited by natives of San Andrés that preserve the typical Antillean architecture.

In this area, you can find beaches such as Cocoplum Bay or Sund Bay and Rocky Cay, famous for its crystal clear waters.

The beaches of San Luis are ideal for lovers of water sports such as diving, sailing, kayaking or jet skiing.

Not everything is sun, sand and beach in San Luis, it is also very close to the Botanical Garden of San Andrés, with a spectacular viewpoint of the island and theme murals.

Where to stay in San Andrés, Colombia - San Luis

Where to stay in San Andrés, Colombia – San Luis

Accommodation in San Luis - Click to see all available accommodation on a map

Accommodation in San Luis – Click to see all available accommodation on a map

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

San Luis Place By El Dorado

San Luis Place By El Dorado is located in San Andrés and offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The property has a 24-hour reception and terrace. The property is 5 km from San Andres Bay and 5 km from North End.

from US$69
Budget

Posada Nativa Jim-Pand Place

Posada Nativa Jim-Pand Place is located in San Andrés. It is 10 minutes by car from the beach of Cayo Rocoso and the Botanical Garden of the National University. All rooms have air conditioning.

from US$34
Luxury

Hotel Cocoplum Beach

Hotel Cocoplum Beach is located in Cocoplum, the best beach in San Andrés, and offers a pool, spa and restaurant with sea views. It offers free Wi-Fi in public areas and breakfast.

from US$109
 

 

 

4. El Cove

The Cove is a bay with a large forest that is located southeast of San Andres, near the headquarters of the National Navy of Colombia.

Among its attractions is the tourist dock, which connects with different countries by cruise.

The waters of the Cove are deep and very calm, full of corals and colorful fish that make them perfect for diving.

In El Cove Bay, there is a wide variety of restaurants where you can taste delicious dishes such as snail soup.

The Cove is a very safe area and, although it has little public transport, it can be reached on foot or by car.

Best areas to stay in San Andrés, Colombia - El Cove

Best areas to stay in San Andrés, Colombia – El Cove

Accommodation in El Cove - Click to see all available accommodation on a map

Accommodation in El Cove – Click to see all available accommodation on a map

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    San Andrés Scuba Boutique Hotel

    Offering free WiFi and an outdoor pool, San Andrés Scuba Boutique Hotel is located in San Andrés, 9 km from San Andres Bay. The property has a garden, terrace and shared lounge. The property is 10 km from North End and a short walk from Cove Bay.

    from US$89
 

 

 

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