Destination Information - Barranquilla

Barranquilla, located in the north of Colombia at the corner where the Caribbean Sea meets the Magdalena River, is an air, sea, fluvial and communication port.

Its 154 kilometers house more than one million inhabitants whose common feature is the spontaneity and joy of the people of the Caribbean. They work in four productive sectors: industry, services, commerce and transport. Outstanding among them are the manufacturing and metal-mechanic industrial activity, the production of food and beverages, clothing and chemical substances.

With an adequate infrastructure of public services, multiple tariff advantages, a modern free zone and efficient industrial parks, the capital of the Department of the Atlantic is a strategic place for the development of international trade.

The average temperature is 28 degrees Celsius, Barranquilla has a pleasant climate for a good part of the year, refreshing in a good way the trade winds that move throughout its territory. It rains seasonally, from May to June and from August to November.

Barranquilla is a city surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, such as Bocas de Ceniza and Puerto Colombia. Places of special attractiveness as the Old Prado, the old Customs Building, the Amira de la Rosa Theater, the Romantic Museum, the Museum of Modern Art of Barranquilla, the Zoo and the neighboring towns where in the course of the year diverse festivals.

The city has been the birthplace of eminent personalities of the country's artistic and cultural life, including writers, poets, painters, sculptors, musicians, historians, filmmakers, journalists, speakers, who have left the name of Colombia on high, and won prizes and awards for the good of national arts and letters.