Crab Cay, Providencia Island

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Take a boat to Crab Cay and spend some time swimming in its clear turquoise waters. The small 2 hectare (5 acre) island has little besides palms and coconut trees, crabs, and some lizards. Sunbathe and take a dip, or consider snorkeling among the patches of coral to see colorful reefs and numerous fish species. Climb to the top of the cay for panoramic views of the blue Caribbean waters or relax in the shade with a delicious coconut drink. Bring your camera to capture this picturesque spot. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Crab Cay by using our Providencia Island vacation planner .
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  • For sure this is the best place on the island. Crystal clear water, turtles, crabs, fish and a movie. Admission is COP and COP snake boat 17,500.00 40,000.00 to take you and get on schedule, to the four. I found the price of the boat very expensive relative to the distance travelled and the other tours, but it's the only way to get there and ends up paying off for what the nature of the island offers. Take the mask and snorkel for diving and if possible, some snack. There are only two tents on the island, a variety of drinks and the other empanadas, tuna sandwiches and quiche, end up pretty quickly depending on the day of the visit.
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  • It is an a key close to the island of Providence is special for activities from snorkeling and swimming. The view at the top of the key is simply spectacular
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  • take a tour to this tiny island for a couple hours. take some cash to pay the park fee. bring some food to feed the fish by hand. bring a camera for the pictures and memories. take sunblock and a snor...  more »
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  • Super, You must visit this place, you must bring snorkel to see the turtles and many colorful fish. It's paradise.
  • Great views but a bit overrated This is a great place to snorkel and kayak around and see the different blues of the Caribbean Sea, but be aware it can be really expensive: boats there are quite expensive, rent kayaks is not cheap either and once you get there you have to pay another entry fee. I recommend to rent a kayak (if you negotiate you can get it for 30k), paddle there and spend a bit of time kayaking and snorkelling around. Apparently you can see wildlife around there (we only see big fish) but you probably need to get there before all the tourist boats. If you are willing to pay the entry fee to the cay you can hike for 5 minutes and get to the top of it to see a panoramic view of the Caribbean see, but there are other places on the island where you can see similar views.
  • Very pretty. But, careful time to hire a boat to take you to the island. You propose a price and then try to talk to is another.
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  • Far the best place in all colombia. With the tranquility and peace of the place and the incredible contact with nature. It can be reached from deep blue boat, it is expensive but it is worth. The tours, which are to visit the island are only a few hours there and it is a place for qiedarse and spend the whole day. My experience was incredible in that small place in Providence. It is only a spring and the sea...
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  • Currently protected by part of the National Park natural old is a paradise that you should not miss. The entry is not expensive (10 thousand dollars for Colombians). Crystal clear water, turtles fish of all kinds and you can climb to the top to appreciate a great view. Preferred
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