Hi everyone, thank you for all of the great posts and information posted in these forums. I've read several and it has helped prepare me for my trip. Some background on me: I'm 35, married to a Colombian, living in California. I love Colombia and go back at least once a year. Never been to San Andres and looking forward to spending Christmas there.
We are renting an apartment. It sounds like there is an Exito where we can shop for groceries. It sounds like golf cart rentals are available at Esmeralda's (where is that?) and in El Centro. Snorkeling gear is available at the dive shops.
It sounds like some of the more interesting places to snorkel are San Luis near the West View Restaurant, and if I want a tour, that I should call Ilse or just go to one of the dive shops.
Question, nobody said much about mosquitos and insect repellent. Are there many on the island? When I went to Cartagena and Santa Marta this time of year, its very windy and so not too many mosquitos to worry about.
What is the best way to get a "locals" view of the island? My wife and her dad are from Bogota and haven't been to San Andres in many years. It would be nice to get some of the culture and cultural history of the island, to balance out the time being totally flojo in beach chairs. Speaking of which, are there specific places you recommend to get a cabana/umbrella and chill, maybe where I can order aroz coco y mojarra frita for lunch nearby?