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. Use our Barranquilla sightseeing planning app to add Bocas de Cenizas and other attractions to your Barranquilla vacation plans.
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  • Unfortunately a garbage dump..! Only advisable for a sporty evening to... run back and forth... 9 km approx.... Not for tourism...!
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  • Nice opportunity to learn about the place where the Magdalena river and the Caribbean Sea. Recommended ride. It is accessible by tourist train.
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  • Although the arrival is not the most easy, worth a visit it. There you will see Barranquilla from a different angle and the union between Magdalena river and the Caribbean Sea. There are some typical places to eat a good fish and/or seafood and visit entails taking a very scenic train. Obligation: Wear very comfortable shoes if you want to make the journey on foot.
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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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