Location

Barranquilla is located in the Atlántico Department in northern Colombia and lies on the delta of the Magdalena River, 7.5 km from the mouth of the Caribbean Sea. This city is the cradle of important Colombian culture and folk tradition.

Flag

The flag consists of three horizontal rectangles, red being the outermost, then yellow, and green in the center. Red symbolizes the blood of patriots; yellow, the sun of freedom and hope; and green, a proud home. In the center, there is an eight-pointed silver star which symbolizes the eight provinces of the confederacy.

 

Weather

Barranquilla has a tropical savanna climate (Aw) according to Köppen climate classification. It is hot all year round, with high levels of relative humidity. The average temperature is 28.4 °C (85 °F).  The daytime temperature usually remains around 32 °C (90 °F). Nevertheless, from late November to early April, trade winds more or less cool it to a more comfortable temperature during the daytime. During the evening and throughout the night, temps can change due to the strong winds.  The rainy seasons are from April to June and from August to November.

 

 

Local attractions

Castillo de Salgar The San Antonio de Salgar Castle is one of the few landmarks that retains a colonial genuine architecture, opened as a center of recreation, culture and entertainment for the colombian Caribbean. It was declared a "Cultural Heritage and good of the Nation" on July 13, 1988 by the national government through the Ministry of Culture of Colombia.

Volcan del Totumo It is located 40 km from Barranquilla and Cartagena, in the municipality of Galerazamba Bolivar. This great tourist attraction, considered an exotic and natural wonder is about 20 meters high and has often mud flowing into it. Upon reaching the top of the volcano, you can dive into the mud to enjoy a relaxing experience.

Bocas de Ceniza Bocas de Ceniza (Ashy Mouth) is the point at the mouth of the Magdalena River and the Caribbean Sea. There, the ocean turns to a grayish color because of the brackish water. Today, the river flows into the sea through an artificial canal built in the 30s.

Santa Verónica's Tourist stop The world's largest sombrero vueltiao ("vueltiao hat") is located on Via al Mar (Sea road) heading towards Cartagena. Saint Veronica's Tourist Stop is the perfect place to stop along the way and enjoy various craft, culinary and cultural representations of the Caribbean.

 

  General Information

Other Cities

Cartagena. The walled City, pride of Colombia 

Santa Marta. Destination of scenery, sun and sand 

Medellín. Where spring is eternal 

Bogotá. The hearth of the Andes, capital city