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“Nice view from the top”

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Reviewed 1 February 2014

When we visited McBean Lagoon, our plan was to go snorkelling rather than see the site. We went on an excursion organised by the hotel which included going around Providencia and an hour's snorkelling at McBean Lagoon. When you arrive at the Lagoon you have to pay for entry - Colombian Nationals pay 8000 Colombian Pesos, whilst foreigners pay 13500. We then spent about 20 minutes walking up to an overlook which had a nice view at the top. There is someone there from the National Park at the top who helps you climb to the peak and will take all the photographs of you that you want as it's quite narrow and steep. Unfortunately there can be a bit of a queue that develops. Not only that but we completely forgot about snorkelling so that we only had about 10 minutes in the water.

If snorkelling is your primary reason for visiting then you should forget about the overlook and instead enjoy the crystal clear and relatively warm waters instead.

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Reviewed 27 February 2013

we have been walking along the shores and their was rubbish everywhere, perhaps if you go by boat you would not see this.

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Reviewed 1 December 2012

La Providencia is an island in the Caribbean under the flag of Colombia and is the most peaceful
beautiful and romantic island one could ever imagine. Void of tourists, fine accommodations,
excellent food (pescado) on the beach which is very affordable, and the beaches are spotless.
We were there in March and will be going back soon, only qualified travelers please.

4  Thank elliott m
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Providencia is an island that locals and Colombians describe as "rustic". You pay a tax to enter the island because it is supposed to be an ecological preserve and hence protected. There is, however, zero investment in the island's infrastructure, beaches are not cleaned, and sun loungers are not repaired just left to decay. There are a number of good restaurants on the island with good service. The sea around Providencia is stunning: crystal clear waters and the natural park gives you an opportunity to experience some of the best diving experiences you are likely to have with 100% visibility. Awesome!

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Reviewed 25 May 2012

Here you can have very beautiful dives, and if you don't dive, there are beautiful beaches and the island itself is very charming. Nice hotels and great seafood. Lovely plan for families.

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