Updated: Mar 11, 2020
After a long 250 nautical mile trip from the San Blas Islands, we pulled in to San Andres, Colombia at night. We contacted a pilot boat to come out and meet us to guide us through the sunken boat channel that led to Nene's Marina. Our boat was the largest at the ~12 slip marina and we had to throw an anchor and hitch tie the stern to the dock. This was difficult late at night, in the pitch dark, with 25-knot winds. The next morning while walking up the dock, we spotted our old boat sticker on the marina glass window. Our sportfish PresGar had already been to this marina back in the day when traveling to Costa Rica.
The next day we went and rented an ATV side by side to explore the island. We would take the ATV to the beach during the day and to dinner and the clubs at night. This was by far the most fun and convenient way to sightsee.
One of my favorite places we found while exploring on the ATV was Restaurante Punta Sur, located right on the water. The restaurant is made of local woodworking, shells, bottles, and rocks. Wandering through this place and seeing the creative works of art was awesome. We ate lunch here and it was great, try the tasty whole fried snapper or the arroz con pollo. Grab a drink and take a dip in the pool with the best view of the island.
Our two favorite spots for dinner were Majia and Casablanca Restaurante. Majia was an Italian scratch kitchen, that had to die for spaghetti. Casablanca is more of a seafood restaurant, with the best calamari on the island.
Other than eating and hitting the beach our favorite part was exploring the island in the ATV and taking photos. We found some cool graffiti walls, abandoned buildings and met some cool locals along the way. We hated to leave this little paradise but Roatan was next on the Journey and I could not wait to go diving!