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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  • See punch through the Magdalena river to the sea is majestic breaks with all its strength and Petra with full force at sea. Remember Gabo.
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  • The final view is majestic, reaching that point where the Magdalena river enters the Caribbean Sea is spectacular. Accompanied by the impressive ingenuity and momentum of the human being to extend the natural course of the river for several kilometers. You walk by a narrow path taking the River on one side and on the other side of the Sea Road, it is simply brilliant. Recommendations: Use sunscreen and covered from the Sun (hat, sunglasses, etc) since the Sun is relentless. Advisable to also carry a bottle of water and comfortable shoes for walking, taking into account that the road is Rocky would recommend to avoid sandals. For people with difficulty walking elderly or can be difficult to reach the final stretch, however they can also enjoy the scenery without reaching this final stretch.
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  • I am Barranquilla and I was visiting this place not visiting more than 30 years ago and I found as usual with a beautiful place where the principal river of colombia with the Caribbean Sea "A beautiful natural light" but well neglected environment and extremely impoverished. Our politicians do not invest a weight to improve this beautiful place that deserves a better tourist infrastructure.
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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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