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About Barranquilla

Barranquilla is located at the height from 4 mamsl to 98mamsl, depending on the area of the city. The distance from Barranquilla to Bogota is 764 mi (1230 km) and the travel takes approximately 24 hours. Barranquilla doesn't have a specific foundation date, the city was born spontaneously due to the agglomeration of indigenous and Spanish who settled the area approximately since 1530. According to Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes, this place was a canoe pier, where diverse goods were sold as salt and prawns, among others.Its history starts with the independence of the Spanish power, in the Free State of Cartagena in 1813; at this time... it was called first Billa de Barlovento as recognition, to finally be Barranquilla and its celebration date on April the 7th.In the middle of the 19th century, the city acquires importance as sea and river port of Colombia and thanks to steam boat, Cali achieve being in contact with cities as Cali or Medellin, transforming into the entrance door of new products and travellers from all over the world. In the 20th century the city consolidates as city mainly of business and is called "the Gold Door of Colombia". Nowadays it's known as a city of great cultural wealth and with the Carnival of Barranquilla, the biggest festival of the country.
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Travel tips for Barranquilla

The main areas of the city are usually safe, but be aware not to walk on your own during the night, especially if it's in forest areas and when the night comes.It's preferable to avoid the roads that haven't been paved, since there can be thefts and assaults. Neighborhoods as La Luz, El Bosque, Santa Maria, Las Malvinas or Rebolo present a higher risk, that's why it's recommended not to get through those areas late on the evening nor with valuable items or objects visually flashy. Be cautious as well with the motorcyclists at night, because they can represent an i...mminent danger.The official currency of the country is the Colombian peso (COP).If you have planned to move around the regions in Colombia, you might be asked to have the yellow fever vaccine. Other vaccines that you should consider -in case you travel to the jungle- are the tetanus vaccine and the hepatitis A/B.The electric current kind used in Colombia is 110-volt AC (110 V), with a frequence of 60 Hz. We recommend you to have a plug adapter if you travel to places that use other voltage to avoid that the electronic devices suffer a short-circuit and don't work.
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Barranquilla weather

Best time to visit Barranquilla

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.

Climate in Barranquilla

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.

The things to do in Barranquilla

The city is seat of the Barranquilla Carnival, declared Cultural Heritage of the Nation, where all the cultural varieties and the Caribbean Colombian Coast folklore ...are expressed. There are several tourist attractions in the city as the Caribbean Cultural Park, which is home of a museum focused in the Colombian Caribbean Region.
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Accomodations in Barranquilla

Hostal Mamy Dorme
Location: Calle 68 with Carrera 61 No 66-131
Rate: around 26 000 COP
It's a colonial mansion with a low-cost rate and services as free wifi and free parking lot; some rooms have private bathroom and others shared bathroom. The kitchen is shared and there is also a garden. Even if they say that the reception desk is open 24 hours, try to be there before 11:00 p.m. You will see bunk beds in your room, but those beds won't be necessarily occupied by someone else, so don't you worry.
The Meeting Point Hostel
Location: Carrera 61, 68-101
Rate: approximately 30 000 COP
The Meeting Point Hostel is placed close to the historic center, offers shared kitchen and terrace, free wifi and also the bathroom is shared. You can also take advantage of bike rent. Don't be surprised if you see a pet, they are accepted.
Hotel San Nicolas Colonial
Location: Calle 33 No. 42-28
Rate: 42 000 COP
The services you can have are screen TV, private bathroom, free wifi, air conditioning and some of the rooms have living-room. It's a good place at an appropriate rate; the wifi may not be stable all the time and you must pay through a transfer before your stay and then the staff of the hotel will contact you to tell you the directions.

Important dates in Barranquilla

The Carnival of Barranquilla4 days before the Ash WednesdayIt'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 BarranquillaApril the 7thThe 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 FritoMayA 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.