9 Tours Activities and Experiences
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How to get to Barranquilla?
Barranquilla can be reached by air to the Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, which has direct and non-stop itineraries, on daily or very frequent routes from Miami, New York, Madrid, Frankfurt, the Caribbean and other cities around the world.
The airport is located 11 km southwest of the city, so travel time should be anticipated.
It is also possible to access by land, due to the Trunk of the Caribbean and the West, an excellent road infrastructure that allows communication with the whole country.
The river transport communicates all the riverside towns of the low Magdalena with Barranquilla in small boats, nevertheless the marine routes are used for the mobilization and transport of load.
10 Things to do
Visit the Museum of the Caribbean: There it is possible to visit the Macondo media library, specialized in the work of Gabriel García Márquez, and see exhibitions on topics such as music and parties, literature, indigenous culture and nature of the region.
Visit the Barranquilla Zoo: You can find more than 500 animals belonging to 140 species, representing the African, Asian and American continents. Ideal for a family day.
Visit the Church of San Nicolás: This church is one of the symbols of the city and was declared an Asset of National Cultural Interest by the Ministry of Culture in 2005.
Enjoy the Carnival of Barranquilla: For several days Barranquilla becomes a tribute to music, its rhythms, expressions, creators, performers and songs where you can dress up and be part of the fun.
Have a shopping day in their shopping centers: One of the great shopping attractions are the variety of shopping centers, stores and low prices they offer in this city.
Try your fast foods: Something tasty, while walking through the city? Hot dogs of all kinds, chopped bun, chuzos and corn husks made in Barranquilla have become a benchmark.
Take Salsa classes: Enjoy an activity in the ballrooms of Barranquilla with a teacher who will teach you this dance and live a different experience.
Enjoy the volcano totumo: Swimming and floating in a small sea of mud is what tourists want to get to Galerazamba, idea for a family evening and have fun.
Visit the monument to the hat: It is a tourist parador that builds the Gobernación del Atlántico with all the specifications of the authentic Sinuanos.
Enjoy sailing port: Full of restaurants, calm and crystal clear waters is ideal for a relaxing day in this beautiful place.