San Andres Island / Haynes Cay and Acuario

Continent
South America
Country
Colombia
Next Big City
San Andres
Next Town
San Andres, San Luis
 
Type:
Island
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shower, Toilet, Food

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Swimmers, Ships, Jetskis, Buoys
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Crystal clear water. Shallow area with flat and choppy water. Beautiful ride. 1-2m waves on the outside reef, which has sharp corals. Marked swimmer's areas with many snorkeling swimmers, also outside the marked area. Black spots in the turquoise water are stingrays.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Bystanders
Beach Users:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Beautiful white sand. Very small beach. Can be packed with tourists.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, June, July, December
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
NE, ENE, E
Main Direction:
NE, ENE, E

The best season for good winds is between December to February and also in the summer June to July. The wind speed for San Andres depending on the season is between 10-35 knots. On the east side the wind is mostly onshore and sideonshore.



How to get there

Transport
Boat
Access
No walk

To the East of San Andrés you can see Haynes Cay and the Acuario. You need a boat to get there. Or do access it from Downtown Beach or Chameys Nautica.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

For nightlife go back to San Andres Island. There are a lot of good clubs in the main hotels. The biggest and the best is called Blue Deep on top of the Sunrise Beach Hotel. There are also a lot of smaller clubs and bars in the downtown area. These places can all be reached walking when you are downtown.