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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  • August 11, 2017
    To appreciate the work of the men with the nature, observe the kite fishing, walk in the place in which the River joins the sea.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Ride the train of dreams, hear the history of the name of the place, observe the fishing of the place, observe the separation of the waters of the sea and the River, share with the inhabitants of the area, eat fresh fish, was a wonderful experience
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  • August 8, 2017
    Ulna is different to all experience. It would be fabulous if there is maintenance of the highway but there and part of its charm is that everything is as in 1800, e.g. must be charged outside the rail, a train or car to pass in the other direction and then replace it, is something very typical. Trash, disposable in all the way. View stunning, impressive if you can manage to walk from where leave you the train until the end of the road, 20 minutes or less if there is good weather. With Breeze, it is dangerous.
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