Bocas de Cenizas, Barranquilla
(2.7/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Discover the meeting point of the Magdalena River and the Caribbean Sea at Bocas de Cenizas, the site of the country's most significant waterway. An artificial canal built in the 1930s harnesses the water's current and prevents sediment accumulation, while also allowing for ship traffic and supporting the lucrative port activity providing the city with most of its income. Along the river, you'll find plenty of fresh seafood restaurants helping make the city a major stop on most food-oriented itineraries. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Bocas de Cenizas by using our Barranquilla vacation route planner.
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  • The landscape is wonderful, but to get offer to go in "craft trains" that go on a rail rusty, unsafe, and have to do almost 3 stops to change or wait for the wagon where one goes to be pulled out of the rail and pass others. Not recommended.
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  • The place where the Magdalena river joins the Caribbean Sea should be one of the main tourist attractions of the city. However, the opposite is true: a monument to the pollution and the lack of City Government. It is possible to reach the barrio Las Flores, where one takes a few craft trains (15,000 pesos round trip, roughly 45 minutes each way) that lead to one to the North of RAM by car or taxi. There, one is lowered and walks 20 minutes where the RAM is finished. This time (by climate Affairs) did not see clearly the division of colors of the river and the sea, but well, that's no problem. The people are very kind, but poverty is abject and garbage, overwhelming. Split me the soul see these people living in such conditions, above all because here there could be a pedestrian path, an established, observation points, bathrooms, cans, best rail to the trains, etc. I.e. a minimum infrastructure and the opportunity to offer something decent to tourism and a life worthwhile for people living in RAM. Mouths of ash waste is a national problem, because there it will stop everything dropped to Magdalena. I hope to return someday and see something of prosperity for these people.
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  • Contrary to what you might think, both arrival as the precarious conditions in which this space is, make this tourist 'attraction' a real mess your visit. Transportation that goes on the Rails is precarious, as well as the same Rails, where you feel that that vehicle will leave at any time. Attention by the Mayor's office and governance of the Department is needed to make this a place for tourists.
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