History of Isla de San Andres

16th century

The history of both San Andrés and Providence is replete with adventures of pirates, their invasions and occupation of the islands. Little is known about the population of San Andrés before the European and Euro-African invasion. The first appearance of San Andrés on Spanish maps was in 1527. The Dutch are reported to have come to these islands at the end of the 16th century and British settlers arrived there in 1628. It is also mentioned that Columbus discovered these islands during his fourth