Capital of the Atlántico department, Barranquilla is located on the Magdalena River, which makes of it an important pole of economic development in the north of the country, because it has the most important seaport of Colombia in the Atlantic Ocean. The city, internationally recognized for its Carnival, a spectacular cultural festival, mixture of music, dance and folk tradition, declared cultural masterpiece of the nation, and a masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, offers excellent plans for its visitors and an exquisite cuisine.


27,4°C on average


Sea level


10°59′16″N 74°47′20″W


Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport

How to Get There?

By land: From the inner highlands of the country, using the “Troncal del Magdalena” highway, Bogota – Barranquilla is 990km far approximately.
By air: Domestic flights from the main cities of the country. It can also be reached through many direct international flights, and some other ones that make one stop at Bogota. The “Paralela al Mar” highway connects Barranquilla with the tourist coastal zone of the Atlantico department and with Cartagena de Indias.