Where would you rather be on Friday; stuck in the office, or castaway on a remote, serene and unspoilt island off the shores of Colombia? No contest, really. It might sound a million miles away from where you are now, but you can always use the power of your imagination; after all, daydreaming is the perfect Friday lunch-time activity.
Off the coast of Colombia, even nearing the shores of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, lies the tiny island of San Andres; and about 30 minutes off the coast of San Andres lies the Cayo Bolivar Atoll. This is ‘remote desert-island paradise’ at its most remote, and at its most paradisical. After hunting down a boat to begin your voyage over to the island, you’ll have to brave slightly choppy waters to get to your destination. Just know this; every wave you ride over just brings you closer to paradise and further away from worldly concerns. Once you arrive, prepare to experience a slice of secret bliss.
There’s no infrastructure, shacks or gaudy tourist spots on Cayo Bolivar (something which serves to preserve its beauty) so this is the perfect opportunity to bring your own food and have a picnic on deserted shores whilst staring upon the deep blue Caribbean seas.
Take another look around your office; the hubbub, the noise, the ringing phones. It’s time for a break, don’t you think?