Roland's Roots Restaurant & Bar, Providencia and Santa Catalina, Colombia

This is the place to party in Providencia. We keep the island happy and the culture alive.

Roland’s Restaurant & Bar is a beach bar at the southern end of Manzanillo Beach. The place is known for its nightly bonfires and beach parties. A live band plays every Friday night. From a stack of red, yellow and green painted speakers, reggae and dancehall tunes blare out until the sun comes up. During the day, Roland’s is a great option for a local lunch or cocktails on the beach. We have a swing and volleyball courts on the beach for kids.

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Latitude: 13.330478 Longitude: -81.390833 Elevation: 24 ft

Specialities and Highlights

Our specialty is grilled lobster. We flavor it with salt, black pepper and parsley and cook it very simple; we throw it on the grill. Our other specialty is grilled fish with vegetables. Nothing is cooked with oil - no more oil for the human body! 

Roland knows a lot. He knows the island, its medicinal plants and wildlife. I can take you on hikes to waterfalls, Split Hill and the Peak (the highest point on the island) and to places where other tourists do not go. I can organize honeymoon boat tours for newlyweds from 9 am to 6 pm. We start at Manzanilla Bay and I bring on board a variety of drinks: wine and beer, island rum, natural juices, fruits, coconut water, piña colada and ceviche. We will troll for fish and if nothing is caught by lunchtime, I will jump in the ocean water with my spear gun to catch our lunch and cook it on the beach with yuca (cassava) or potatoes.

Hours Open

Open until daylight.

Seasons Open

Open all year.

Price Style for this Establishment

Food from $15,000 to $40,000.

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