Situated in northern Colombia, in South America, Barranquilla is a force to be reckoned with. Its population exceeds one million and there is plenty to see and do in the metropolis. Locals speak Spanish and to enjoy the plentiful museums, churches, eateries and other attractions on offer there, you will need some of the local currency, the Colombian peso. Over recent times, a rising number of tourists have been heading to the city and many time their visits to coincide with the Carnaval de Barranquilla festival at the start of March.
Because of its location close to the equator, this holiday destination has similar temperatures year-round. However, rain levels do differ and it is advisable to visit Barranquilla during the dry season between December and March or in July and August.
Flights from the UK to the Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport typically take around 20 hours and you should expect a couple of stops en route. From the hub, there is a 30-minute drive to the city centre and this can be made by hire car. By renting a vehicle, you can ensure you have a convenient and flexible means of getting around Barranquilla and the surrounding area. Buses are available too, although if you use these services, make sure you look after your valuables. Taxis provide another option of getting round the city.
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