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Barranquilla average daily maximum temperature

Cosmopolitan, friendly and relaxed, Barranquilla in Colombia is an industrial city with a party side. It's best known for the carnival it hosts every year, just before Ash Wednesday. Declared by UNESCO as being amongst the "masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity", the Carnaval de Barranquilla is a major tourist attraction that draws travellers from all over the world to the Caribbean coast of this friendly city.

Hiring a car in Barranquilla

Most visitors to Barranquilla arrive by air thanks to the choice of cheap flights to Barranquilla direct from several international and domestic destinations. Getting around within the city is dependent on budget, but the most convenient option is Barranquilla car hire. There are internationally recognized companies which offer car rental in Barranquilla and car hire from Barranquilla Airport can be arranged either before arriving or upon arrival in the city.

Places to visit in Barranquilla

With Barranquilla car hire sorted, the sights within the city are open for exploring. Aside from the extravagant celebrations of the yearly Carnaval de Barranquilla during which many rooms in Barranquilla hotels are fully booked, the city also houses several historic and beautiful buildings. Amongst these are the Teatro Amira de la Rosa and the Museum of Gold.

General Advice on Hiring a Car

When you purchase car hire you are entering into a contract with your car hire company. Always check their terms and conditions before you buy to make sure you're aware of your responsibilities when you collect your car in Barranquilla, and any additional charges.


Here's a few things to watch out for:

  • Almost all car hire companies add a mandatory fee for drivers under the age of 25.
  • Check what level of insurance is included for the hire car in Barranquilla. In particular check how much the excess is (the amount you need to pay in the event of any accident) you may want to take out additional insurance.
  • Check what the fuel policy is with your car. Don't forget to fill up the tank before you drop it off if you've agreed to return it full!
  • Find out if there's a maximum daily mileage - especially if you're planning to do a lot of driving in Barranquilla!
  • You'll need to pay a deposit (or pre-approve one) to pick up the car. Most car rental companies will only accept credit cards for this.

  • If you'd like more advice on common charges (and what you can do to avoid them) read our complete guide to car hire.