When I say "when things get busier" - take that literally.There are at least 4 flights from San Andres to Providencia every day, and they cost normally cost between 300,000 and 360,000 pesos (approx US 0 - US 0) for a return ticket. The Satena website is in Spanish - if you don't speak Spanish you can very easily translate it all, page by page, at a click of a button, if you install the free Google Toolbar on your computer. A lot of people seem to have difficulty getting their credit card accepted by Satena's website. Take note that it's easy to input your card details incorrectly on Satena's slightly different website - eg. Every day there is at least 2 Decameron chartered flights (flights are operated by ) between San Andres and Providencia - prices are usually slightly less than with Satena.In July 2010, government owned airline Satena joined the 21st century by developing a proper website whereby one can simply and easily book flights to Providencia online. when you input you card expiry date, if the expiry were June 2011, you'd need to insert 201106 NOT the usual 0611. To book call Decameron on 000 (Spanish language only) or try emailing the Providencia office of Decameron on [email protected] where they do speak English.No need to leave luggage on the mainland or anything - bring it all!I do my best to keep these below noted flight schedules up to date and accurate - they rarely change anyway.A lot of people come unstuck here, and assume Satena's website doesn't like their card - it may well be that you're inputing the data incorrectly. Note the weight restriction for all flights between San Andres and Providencia is 10kg.
I subsequently will offer a little advice about getting to Providencia/San Andres from abroad if you're in a hurry.
All flights to Providencia Island are from San Andres Island, with either Satena or charter flights operated by Searca / Decameron, who are now affiliated with many of the hotels on the island.
Flight schedules - San Andres Island (ADZ) to Providencia Island (PVA): Note - Satena's website claims the afternoon flight departs at 4.30pm.
I seems that's often not true - it usually departs at 4pm, and they don't bother to warn you. I have no idea, one of the airline staff recently suggested to me it "hadn't yet been updated"!
First I explain how you fly (or travel by boat) between San Andres and Providencia Islands.