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McBean Lagoon National Natural Park

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Address: Providencia Island, Colombia

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Snorkelling was probably the #1 best thing we did in Providencia. It lies on the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world and given the remoteness you can often have it all to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 June 2016
Adam M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Snorkelling was probably the #1 best thing we did in Providencia. It lies on the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world and given the remoteness you can often have it all to yourself. The colour of the water from above is stunning, under the water is like falling into an aquarium. Huge quantities of fish and coral. During our... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We drove in saw no one. Walked around for a bit but saw nothing very interesting. Don't know if it was in the process of being build up or running down!

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

This is a place where you can find excellent places to do snorkeling, where you can spot al kinds of fishes, in really clear waters. Even if it rains, it's a great plan.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Beautiful warm waters and a natural reef to view. Snorkeling is great. Amazing multicolored hue of waters. Good day trip.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

Well worth the small fee to help protect the park and the snorkeling. Very nice park and good snorkeling. Enjoyed the view from the top of the hill.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

I visited this place because of a recommendation of the native people. The turquoise water are the most beautiful one that I have seen on my entire life. I Snorkel around the cay and I went to the top to watch the best 360º view of Providence and Santa Catalina. Also you can drink cocktails ($12.000) and you can rent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

beautiful ocean, great beaches, great snorkeling, i wish we could have dove. we will be back and make sure to dive. it is a small rustic island. so you are here for beauty and the water activities. on our boat tour around the island we stopped in what looks like the middle of nowhere so i could snorkel since we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Turquoise waters, mangroves, small cays, what's not to like? Plus, the island has not suffered from mass tourism, so everything is really well preserved.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.... More 

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Bergen, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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