Solo Female Travel in San Andrés

Located off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua and approximately 775 kilometers northwest of Colombia, San Andrés is an idyllic Colombian vacation destination known for its outstanding natural beauty. This coral island in the Caribbean Sea is renowned for its vibrant reefs, making it a paradise for snorkeling and scuba diving enthusiasts. The island is steeped in a rich history, with historical attractions such as the Baptist Church and the House of Culture. However, it is perhaps most famous for its "Sea of Seven Colors," a mesmerizing natural phenomenon where visitors can witness seven shades of blue in the sea, resulting from the variations in depth and the presence of coral reefs. With myriad water spots, scenic sights, exotic food, and duty-free shopping, San Andrés provides a truly unique Caribbean experience.

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Is San Andrés good for solo travel?



San Andrés is a relatively safe destination for solo female travelers. The locals are friendly and helpful. Nonetheless, it is imperative to observe common safety measures like avoiding deserted areas especially at night, not flaunting your valuables and being cautious with who you trust. Most of the safety concerns come from small crimes like theft, which can be avoided with a little vigilance.


San Andrés is fairly user-friendly for solo female travelers to navigate. The island is small, making it convenient to explore. Golf carts, scooters, and bicycles are popular means of transport to navigate its picturesque roads. Public transportation is also available and widely used. While street signs are not always clear, locals are typically friendly and willing to help with directions. However, due to language barriers and the lack of comprehensive public transportation schedules, some planning and Spanish communication skills might be required.
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Things to do:Interesting

San Andrés is an exciting destination packed with a variety of things to do and activities to enjoy. As a solo female traveler, you will appreciate the natural beauty the island has to offer, including the lovely beaches, the vibrant reef for snorkeling, and the unique flora and fauna in the mangroves. You can also experience water sports such as jet skiing, windsurfing, and scuba diving. The island's peaceful and lively atmosphere is perfect to meet fellow travelers and locals. Moreover, you can explore the local culture, history, and cuisine. However, the activities might be somewhat limited for those seeking more high-adrenaline or culturally diverse experiences.

Food:Above average

The food in San Andrés offers a rich blend of Caribbean and Latin flavors. Seafood is a staple, with fresh catches daily. There are also plenty of tropical fruits and local dishes to try. While you won't find a multitude of international cuisine options, the local food has a unique charm of its own.


San Andrés offers a range of accommodation and dining options to suit different budgets, but remember that as it's an island, certain items can be relatively pricy due to transportation costs. Transportation within the island is affordable. Sightseeing and outdoor activities range from very cheap to moderate. Overall, it provides a good balance between cost and experience.

Is San Andrés worth visiting?




Couple travel experience

Beautiful, unique, amazing. Single women are quite noticeable, it seems they are not used to seeing foreigners and it can be a bit uncomfortable. Aside from that, everything great. Food is heavily based on seafood, a visit to Johnny Cay, is a must, it's incredible!

Posted: March 21, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 3/5
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Holaaa soy Valentina tengo 24 años estoy viajando sola a San Andrés del 15-18 diciembre

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Hi! I’m Marianne, and I’m interested in art, photography, sightseeing and trekking. I work as a web UX/UI designer, I enjoy working in local cafes and taking pictures to all the places I visit. I also love running and in every new city I visit I try to go at least for a run so if you enjoy running please join me!


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