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Isla De Providencia Photos

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Isla de Providencia, Colombia

Isla de Providencia, or Old Providence, is a mountainous Caribbean island located in the southwestern Caribbean Sea. Although closer to Nicaragua, it is part of the Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina, a department of Colombia.

The island was the site of an English Puritan colony established in 1629 by the Providence Island Company, and has a rich history of piracy. The infamous pirate Henry Morgan used Providencia as a base for raiding the Spanish empire, and persistent rumor suggest that much of his treasure remains hidden on the island.

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A windswept tree on Isla de Providencia.

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When taking photos in my travels I always gravitate to children as they frequently provide the most interesting material. This beautiful child on Isla de Providencia proves that point.

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Most of the island is ringed by a walking path and these colorful benches along the route are welcome rest stops.

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A local fisherman posed for the camera. He fishes each morning from a small boat in the bay and his catch today was impressive; his boat and part of his catch are shown below.

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The prolific island waters are known as a fisherman's paradise.

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The above mentioned fishing boat. Note the clear water.

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This small building (believe it or not) is a funeral home. Looking through the doorway of the Sunshine Funeral Home there was a single casket on display and not much room for anything else. I guess the mourners stand outside.

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The locals live on the beach and their houses are very colorful.

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Another local dwelling on Isla de Providencia.

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Typical island houses on Isla de Providencia.

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Across this beautiful island parts of the ground is covered by this rolling mass of grass. It's very thick and very healthy.

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Local dancers entertained passengers from the MS Prinsendam as they arrived on the pier, and these kids were terrific.

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This statue of the Virgin Mary sits high atop the mountainous island of Santa Catalina, a very small island attached to Isla de Providencia by a foot bridge.

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This page was last updated on July 12, 2016.