Bocas de Cenizas, Barranquilla

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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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Where to stay in Barranquilla

Equipped to host the largest festival in the country, Barranquilla has a good set of accommodations catering to a range of tastes, budgets, and interests. Either side of Carrera 46, find pristine chain hotels and smaller independent options with extensive amenities, such as rooftop swimming pools, modern spas, and popular restaurants. Look to the more residential areas for budget-friendly guesthouses, and consider booking a rental apartment if planning on a longer stay. Economical options cluster around Paseo Bolivar, but note the area can be rather sketchy. Be sure to reserve well in advance if planning on visiting for Mardi Gras in February.
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  • I last visited Bocas de Cenizas acting as chaperone to an unusual couple...she a pert young Colombian single mother and university student of mine and he a balding impotent son of Italian immigrants w...  more »
  • Tips: - Round trip in the "Train" is 15,000 pesos. If you have more than 5, you could get for 10,000 - Wear sneakers or closed toe shoes. - You will walk by very poor homes. Be kind and respectful - I...  more »
  • We started by Las Flores, and took the makeshift trolley. It was a long and bumpy ride. It took us as far it goes along the rocks. We had to climb up and over. But in the end, the view is great.  more »