Barranquilla is a city and municipality located in northern Colombia by the Caribbean Sea. The capital of the Atlántico Department, it is the largest industrial city and port in the Colombian Caribbean region. It lies strategically by the delta of the Magdalena River, serving as port for river and maritime transportation.
The main attraction in Barranquilla is its carnival “Carnaval de Barranquilla” that takes place in February, four days before Ash Wednesday.
Things to See and Do
* “Carnaval de Barranquilla”
* Museum of Gold
* Art deco architecture
* Edificio de la Aduana – old customs building
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Peso (COP)
Language – Spanish
Population – 1,400,000 approx
Land Area – 166.2 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – +57
Port Location - The port of Barranquilla is located by the Magdalena River, and accessible to ships coming from the sea thanks to dredge ships, that constantly make way for the ship canals, named Canal de Acceso.
Travel Links – The city's airport, the Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, receives domestic and international flights. Domestic flights are mainly operated by Avianca. International direct flights are available to Miami and Panama City. Domestic non-stop flights arrive from Bogotá, Medellín and Cali.
There are bus connections to other Northern coast Columbian cites from Barranquilla.
Photo Credit John Simos