Barranquilla is much more than the point where Magdalena River meets the Caribbean Sea, it is also the happiest and liveliest city in Colombia. Whilst staying in the hotels in Barranquilla, you will get the chance to enjoy this lively city to the maximum.
Barranquilla is a treasure trove to discover. The activities found in Barranquilla are perfect for all the family, groups of friends, couples and business travellers. Barranquilla allows visitors to enjoy Colombia’s most entertaining side in the most comfortable and enjoyable way. This is because Barranquilla has a passion for music, laughter in the streets, dance, Latin sounds, happiness in its purest form and the undeniable rhythms that move the entire city.
In addition to the stunning beaches of Santa Marta, Barranquilla boasts a vast range of cultural, historical and gastronomic proposals combined with festivals, museums, Republican-style architecture, nightlife and delicious cuisine in its restaurants. Barranquilla is an invitation to enjoy a very special city within Colombia. Choosing the right place in Barranquilla is the key to you enjoying your stay in the capital of the “Atlántico” department to the maximum.
Hotels in the north of Barranquilla are the best way to discover the Historic Centre, the Paseo de Bolívar (Bolivar promenade), the Amira de la Rosa Theatre, the Catedral Metropolitana María Reina de Barranquilla (Queen Mary Cathedral), the Complejo Cultural de la Antigua Aduana (Antigua Aduana Cultural Building) and the Caribbean Cultural Park, amongst other landmarks.
Barranquilla’s relationship with the sea is the basis of its singular essence. The waves of the Caribbean Sea and the current of Magdalena River are present all over the city, creating eco-tourism opportunities and offering numerous experiences and adventures. Hotels with a pool in Barranquilla also offer visitors a 360º experience in the water. In addition to this, you can also visit the stunning beaches of Santa Marta (like Playa Cristal, Playa Grande, Playa Granate, Bahia Concha, Neguanje and Playa Gairaca) directly from Barranquilla. These are some of the best beaches in Colombia and are all close to Barranquilla.
Barranquilla’s Carnival is the most culture and folklore-induced event in all Colombia. It was proclaimed an UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2003 for the expression of distinct Colombian culture with different dances (mico, paloteo, congo…), musical genres (cumbia, puya, porro…) and musical instruments (drums, maracas, claves…). You can enjoy all of this in a typical lively and burlesque atmosphere. Barranquilla’s Carnival, lasting over 4 days, creates unique experiences that flood the city and is something you need to experience at least once in your life.
You do not have to stay at an all-inclusive hotel in Barranquilla to enjoy the mixture of flavours, textures and ingredients, derived from European and African influences, that define the local cuisine. Some of the most typical dishes are the rice (white, “de lisa”, with coconut, shrimp, black-eyed peas…); “bocachico en cabrito” (grilled Bocachico fish), fried fish, “sancocho de guandú con carne salada” (pigeon pea stew); “bollos de yuca” (Yuca in corn husks), “bollos de angelito” (Yuca in coconut and aniseed); “arepa de huevo” (Arepa filled with egg), “carimañolas” (meat pie), “empanadas” (stuffed pastry) ...
Hotels near to the airport in Barranquilla are perfect for business-oriented stays or for going on fascinating trips to the south of Barranquilla, Malambo, Sabanagrande and the towns that extend across Magdalena River. If sport is your passion, opt for hotels near to the Romelio Martínez and Tomás Arrieta Stadiums in Barranquilla. Enjoy exciting possibilities at comfortable 3 star hotels in Barranquilla like those that form part of Sercotel Hotels.