During the sixteenth century, many travelers visited the islands of San Andres and Providencia. The legendary English pirate Sr. Henry Morgan made this location home of this territory and used it as a refuge. Legend has it that in the cave of Morgan, he hid his treasures. The native ancestors of the island transcended this legend through out generations. The cave which is a deep cavity formed by the sea in the coral rock south of the island of San Andres is now converted into a public park with mysterious and fun attractions!
Today Morgan’s Cave offers five different themed stations for the whole family.
Morgan’s Cave is one of the most preferred attractions frequented by tourists and certainly one of the places you can not miss if you travel to San Andres.
The entrance of Morgan’s cave consists of a ring of thick mouth coral rock where it enters the sea water where the passing of the decades have produced large cracks and tunnels that hold a large variety of stalactites and stalagmites which extend along the cave.
Just gazing the entrance to the cave Morgan produces a sense of anticipation and mystery. Inside you can see the sculptural works of art produced the waves through out the centuries.
There are also a large number bats that take advantage of cracks and dark for shelter. If you want to go through the cave must go swimming around the outer edge, the journey is about 130 meters long. Around this mythical cave revolve a lot of legends. It is said to be the place where the pirate Morgan used to keep their treasures which still cleverly still are in a delighted, hidden way. It is also said that at night a giant crab named King Crab, which is in charge of protecting the treasures that can only be disenchanted by who has the courage and the guts to go at night.
It is located south of San Andrés, going way to the hill at km 8 circumambulate Avenue.