Johnny Cay San Andres

by Kelly

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How to get to Johnny Cay San Andres

Johnny Cay is the top thing to do in San Andreas so a trip here is a must! Luckily, it’s incredibly easy to reach from San Andreas with only a short boat ride. There are a lot of boat trips that take you to multiple locations including Johnny Cay or you can select to go direct and spend the day.

You can book your ride over at the boat harbour, on Spratt Beach or book it in advance on one of these tours:

Johnny Kay and Natural Aquarium Full Day in The Islands – Exclusive Small Group Experience Join our tour, limited to 10 people, for an intimate experience. Our boat is available all day, with dedicated staff. Enjoy drinks and swims in the sea while sailing peacefully. Destinations: Johnny Kay Aquarium Stop at the sea Bay tour Color change tour.

Luxury private tour boat 6 in 1 – Exclusive tour on the sea of 7 colors. You will travel on a private boat visiting all the islands that make up San Andres

The boat over to Johnny Cay

Unless you take a speed boat or a private boat the boats that go over to Johnny Cay are all tiny and full. The wind will always be up as it is a windy destination so you and all your possessions will generally get soaking wet on the short trip over. Make sure to put everything in a dry bag especially anything valuable. You will be required to wear life jackets in the boat also. Some of the speedboat tours listed above also dock at a pier so you don’t have to jump into and out of the water to get to and from the boat which is nice.

What is Johnny Cay like?

Johnny Cay is the number one thing to do in San Andreas and is a beautiful uninhabited island that has tours visit it all day.  The beach is set up on the Southern end of the island which is most protected from the constant winds, however you can walk all around it in about 20 minutes.

The inside is really lovely, there is a manicured lawn which looks Ike a golf course full of palm trees and it’s here you’ll find some iguanas! You can choose to put your towel here and enjoy the calm centre of the island or just take in the peaceful areas.  There are toilets here for 3,000 COP also.

On the outside of the island you will find coral beaches (wear shoes) and some rock pools to splash around in. There’s also a great chance at spotting more iguanas here in a more natural setting. The outside of the island gets more rough as the day goes on so make sure to be careful in the afternoon.

Best place for swimming on Johnny Cay San Andres

On the south side is where all the food and drink options are. You can buy lunch and drinks generally offered to you by the company that you came over with but you can get anything from the beach vendors that walk around with menus. Our guide offered a chicken lunch for around 40,000 COP and fish around 50,000 COP. Mike got Aguila beers for 8,000 COP or just bring your own food and drinks with you, there’s no pressure to buy.

You can rent a sunbed and shade for 50,000 COP or bring a towel and put it down in the shade.  We found the best spot, a palm tree right on the beach. You’ll want to snag this spot early as it was eyed off by loads of people hoping we would move! When you follow your guide into the eating bench areas look for the green tables at the front, right in front of those you’ll see a palm, that’s it! Head there to stake your spot!

After a lap of the island, we spent the day here. In the shade and swimming in the perfect water! You’ll watch all the boats come and go, it’s a hectic time getting the people on and off the boats so there’s always some action. We went over on the first boat at 9:30am and left on the 3:30pm. You can also choose to go on the 1:30pm or 5:30pm boats. Most people leave at 3:30pm so you’ll have the island to yourself if you stay later.

Johnny Cay is a really nice beach, one of the best in the areas so we highly recommend it. If you have any questions feel free to comment below and we will help out as much as possible!

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