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Barranquilla is a port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, situated near the mouth of the Magdalena River. The city has a hot and humid climate year-round, with average highs in the mid-80s Fahrenheit (around 30 degrees Celsius). Barranquilla is famous for its Carnival, a massive pre-Lenten celebration known for its music, dancing, and elaborate costumes. Visitors can also enjoy the city's museums, theatres, and historical sites. Relaxing on the beaches and exploring the natural areas around the city are other popular activities.

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Airports near Barranquilla

You have choices when it comes to reaching Barranquilla. Here is a selection of 4 airports you can fly to when travelling to Barranquilla.

Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport

Located in Barranquilla, this is the closest international airport to the city. It is approximately a 30-minute drive from the city centre.


Simón Bolívar International Airport

Situated in Santa Marta, which is about a 2-hour drive from Barranquilla, this airport offers both domestic and international flights. If you choose to fly into SMR, you can easily arrange ground transportation to Barranquilla.


Rafael Núñez International Airport

Located in Cartagena, this airport is around a 1.5-hour drive from Barranquilla. It serves as a major hub for both domestic and international flights, making it a convenient option for travellers.


Alfonso López Pumarejo Airport

Although not an international airport, VUP is a regional airport located in Valledupar, which is approximately a 2.5-hour drive from Barranquilla. If you cannot find a direct flight to Barranquilla, you can consider flying to VUP and then arranging ground transportation to your destination.

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Things to do in Barranquilla

Discovering the many attractions of Barranquilla can be quite a task, so we've narrowed down our top 3:

Gran Malecón

This stunning waterfront promenade is a must-visit for any traveller to Barranquilla. Stretching for several kilometres along the Magdalena River, the Gran Malecón is a popular spot for walking, biking, jogging, or simply relaxing and enjoying the views. It's also lined with restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops, making it a great place to spend an afternoon or evening.

Carnaval de Barranquilla

If you happen to be visiting Barranquilla in February, you won't want to miss the Carnaval de Barranquilla, which is considered one of the biggest and most colourful carnivals in the world. The carnival is a four-day celebration filled with music, dance, parades, and elaborate costumes.

Museo del Caribe

This museum is a great place to learn about the history and culture of the Caribbean coast of Colombia. The museum's collection includes artefacts from pre-Columbian times to the present day, as well as exhibits on the region's music, art, and folklore.