The best time to visit Barranquilla is from December to April, that corresponds to the dry season. And also it's a good moment the "Veranillo de San Juan", last weeks of June, beginning of July.
The climate of Barranquilla is tropical of savannah with an average temperature of 81.5 °F (27.5 °C) and you feel a lot of humidity in the air.The rainy season is more pronounced from August to November, while the dry season is from January to April.
Location: Dirección: Calle 53 no 46
Hours: 21:00 - 23:59 / 00:00 - 04:00
Rates: it doesn't say
Be a witness of the Barranquilla rumba in Trucupey, with large spaces to enjoy with your couple or friends. You will have a fun moment listening to good music, seeing important artists and enjoying the variety of cocktails that the place offers you.
Location: Carrera 21 Calle 47 C
Hours: 18:00 - 23:59 / 00:00 - 04:01
Rates: it doesn't say
Zona F offers a perfect place to spend nights with lot of fun, with rumba rythm and the most varied Latin America rythms. You can taste the drinks and cocktails they have in the bar to cheer up. There are other environments as La Fabrica and Fundingue taht have different themes that will keep you awaken to dance.
Location: Cra. 53 #79-142
Hours: 18:00 - 23:59 and 00:00 - 01:30 Thu - Sun
Rate: it doesn't say
If you prefer drinking ans sharing with your friends or you are just starting the evening, you can go to the Bourbon Street that has a complete menu of drinks and snaks. The decoration is quite interesting and the weekends there is life music.
Location: Calle 99 No. 52-54
Hours: 4 p.m. - 10:30p.m. Mon - Thu / 4:00 p.m. - 00:00 Sat and Sun
Rates: 29 800 - 89 265 COP
Enjoy the cozy warmth that offers this place, besides its delicious pizzas and pastas at not so expensive rates. It's located in a not so noisy area, you can enjoy it with friends or family with a soft music that will make you relax. May be it's not a very big place, but the diners are satisfied due to the good service and product they serve.
Location: Carrera 49c 76 - 225
Hours: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Rates: it doesn't say
Submerge in a whole experience of Barranquilla in Cucayo, with a tropical atmosphere, wherever you look. Taste the typical dishes of the area and share with friends and family the party and joyful environment of the people in this territory of Colombia. Just taste the montadores de jaiba, mote de queso or a cayeye, flavors that will let you enchanted and that you can taste in one of the 2 rooms, one with rumba music and the other more relaxing to chat and be calm.
Location: Carrera 48#74-72
Hours: 12:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 22:01
Rates: 29 600 - 120 100 COP
Mailia is a restaurant surrounded by natural gardens, a well maintained terrace and a good service, so you just have to go to this restaurant in Barranquilla. You can taste the arroz al saigon or share with friends a bandeja de mariscos Mailia del Mar, the salmon al romero or llanura de mariscos. You will be delighted not only with the taste of the food, but also with its appealing presentation, that is presented in keeping with each beautiful room of the place.
Location: Calle 77 N° 68-41
Hours: 9:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m.
Rate: 11000 COP for children and adults
You can go through the distance of 20000 square meters to get to know the most varied species of flora and fauna of Colombia, with animals as the condor, the manatee, flamingos, spectacled bear, otter, the eagle, various types of monkeys and many others. You can also celebrate events as parties, or see the Live Museum with trained animals or seeing the children feeding to some animals. At the end of your visit you can go to the shop of the zoo to buy a souvenir.
Location: Calle 36 #46-66 centro
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Rate: 13000 COP Adults - 9000 COP Children up to 12 years old
The Caribbean Museum is part of the Parque Cultural del Caribe, a cultural complex that also includes the Mediateca Macondo (media library), the Biblioteca Infantil Piloto del Caribe (a children library), the Cocina del Museo restaurant and the Jardin de las Mariposas (Butterflies garden), among others. Here you can admire tools, musical instruments, animal horns and even accordions, which show the great diversity of the Caribbean culture. At this place you can interact with nearly all you see, what let you learn in an unforgettable and teaching way. Other rooms of the place can be rented for events and there are also green areas around to spend the afternoon.
Location: Historic center of Barranquilla
Hours: all day
Rates: free entrance
The construction of this square of San Nicolas is unknown, but it's impossible to imagine it separately from the birth of Barranquilla. The square has its origin in the 18th century and afterwards there have been several restructurings with some good episodes and other not so good, but always accompanied by the iconic church of San Nicolas, a construction of neogothic style, delared a Bien de Interes Cultural de Caracter Nacional (Good of National Cultural Interest) by the Culture Ministery in 2005. The church of San Nicolas was proposed to be converted into cathedral beginning the 20th century, but at the end this honor was given to the Templo de Maria Reina; the same hapenned with the steam navigation that was so relevant in Barranquilla, but then it was abandoned.
Location: Cra 54 No 53-123
Hours: all day
Rates: free entrance
The square La Paz was built in 1986 with the purpose of commemorating the visit of Juan Pablo II Pope during his apostolic pilgrimage through Latin America. It's a place where frequently there are cultural events that include concerts, beauty reigns, parades, among others. Its location is well positionned, since on the surroundings you can find shopping centers of easy access to the urban transportation. The square his accompanied by the Metropolitan Cathedral of Maria Reina, construction of modern style that harbors impressive works as the image of the Cristo Liberador Latinoamericano, mosaics to San Jose, to Maria Reina and stained glass windows of the Catholic church sacraments.
Location: Following the street 106 N°90
Hours: doesn't say
Rates: doesn't say
It's the crossing point between the Magdalena river and the Caribbean sea, there you can appreciate a relaxing atmosphere, but also defiant due to the proximity of huge water masses. You go through by train and during the journey you can admire the large variety of species that live in the surroundings. You will find the fishermen houses of the area, and you can also practice that activity with your equipment. We recommend to take comfortable shoes to walk around.
Location: Route to Bogota, PuebloviejoHours: doesn't sayRates: 16000 COP Adults - 8500 COP ChildrenThis natural and special landscape is located at 25 mi (40 km) from Barranquilla and there are more than 200 species of birds. It's made of little islands that in total make an area of 56.000 hectares, where you can see swamps, bogs and beaches. It's recommended the entrance with a guide who will make you appreciate the place, to see all the beauty and diversity of Colombia. Don't you forget the insect repellent.
Location: Puente PumarejoFear doesn't have to stop you, feel the adrenalin making your heart beat strongly. There is no similar emotion to feel the wind in your face, while you descend in great speed once you have decided to jump. Practice it alone or with company; you will see that after trying it, you will be someone different.
Location: Playa Mendoza, on the way between Barranquilla and CartagenaYou will ascend between 30 to 500 meters, feeling the wind on your face in Mendoza beach, sat in your comfortable chair with a professional instructor. It's similar to paragliding, but you have on the back like a huge fan that propels you in the desired direction, you will see from the sky all the city; you can even film the experience , to have an adventurous souvenir of your stay in Barranquilla.
It's the typical dish of this part of Colombia. First of all they let the lisas (a kind of fish) get dry to be shreded and take out the bones, while the rice is cooked with onion, garlic, paprika, tomatoes and spices as cumin, salt and pepper. All the ingredients are boiled together for 20 minutes and then you can get the best out of this gastronomic delight with lemon and some spicy sauce if you wish.
Chipi chipi is a little mollusk that is boiled with rice and sea soup, a little paprika, onion and oil. When the rice is ready you can serve it.
It's a delicious dish that consists in a fresh bocachico (a kind of fish) marinated with garlic and salt, that is boiled with banana and manioc and is served with white rice and raw cane sugar water. Enjoy the soft flavor of the fish during the pleasant twilight in Barranquilla, you will see how it recovers you to carry on with your trip through this beautiful city.
It's a tasty recipe from the plain that is made for the pleasure of the diners. It's based on veal seasonned just with salt, roasted in ember; some people even roast it with bear, and it's served with potato, manioc or banana.
|The Carnival of Barranquilla||4 days before the Ash Wednesday||It's the most important and biggest festival of Colombia, a complete festival of multiculturalism where you can see giant action figures of superheroes, animals, mythological beast, monsters and disguised dancers with animal masks, devil masks and dancers of multicolored dresses. The Carnival of Barranquilla is a celebration of contraries, life is celebrated but the death of Joselito Carnaval revive to celebrate the following year with more joy. A celebration that everybody should live, at least once in a lifetime.|
|Día de Barranquilla||April the 7th||The Barranquilla day is preceded by the Batalla de las Flores (battle of flowers) where floats of diverse folklore groups are exhibited and the head of the celebration is the Reina de las Flores. The following days there is also party, the Gran Parada de Tradicion, the Festival de Orquestas. After four days of celebration, the end is the Entierro de Joselito Carnaval (burial of Joselito Carnaval), showing in an ironic and funny way the death of Joselito because of his fun-loving and drinking too much, so the following year he can revive with all the energy to celebrate again.|
|Fiesta del Bollo y del Frito||May||A few years ago this festival has been propelled, where various preparations are sold and you can find see sweet bun made of manioc, corn, cheese and coconut among other desserts. It has been a success from the beginning and its popularity has increased with the passage of time, so it's an event gastronomical but also cultural, since it harbors the most diverse and original preparations of this Barranquilla dessert.|