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Barranquilla overview

Barranquilla is located in the department of Atlántico. It is the main economic centre of the Caribbean region and is an important maritime and river port. Moreover, its economy is based on trade, industry, services and transport due to its strategic location for the development of national and international trade.

Barranquilla climate

The climate is not very variable and is pleasant throughout the year. The rainforest is dry and in the urban areas one can observe trees such as the rosewood, guayacan and almond tree, among others. In the city itself there are many birds, insects, reptiles, donkeys and horses.

Barranquilla events

In February, the Carnival of Barranquilla attracts many visitors, one of the most famous Carnivals in the world.

Places of interest in Barranquilla

  • Viejo Paro
  • the Amira de la Rosa Theatre
  • the Museum of Modern Art in Barranquilla
  • the zoo
  • the Romantic Museum.

Places of interest around Barranquilla

The historic wall and the beach are also great attractions of the area.

The Salamanca Island Park was declared an area of global importance (Ramsar) and was later integrated into the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Programme. It is composed of marshes, forests and a part of the Magdalena River that lies between Santa Marta and Barranquilla.

In this Park, there are 9 classes of anfibios, 35 species of reptiles, 140 species of fish, 98 aquatic invertebrates and 199 species of birds. Preserving and protecting its ecosystems and expanding species is the main objective of the park.

There is also a wide variety of vegetation: red mangrove, white mangrove and silver oak. The variety of landscapes composed of marine and coastal ecosystems, mangroves and marshes, makes the Park a very pleasant place.

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