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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 21, 2016

Hi Quick Question. Ive never been to Barranquilla in Colombia. I will be going there shortly and I am looking for the best tourist areas to hang out.. I want places similar to the Colonial town in Cartagena ect with tourists shops cafes restaurants and still a tourist attraction.. Any suggestions people?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 06, 2015
long term flat- vacation rental  (5 Answers)

my boyfriend and me just came to Barranquilla where we will start to work - we are therefore looking for a long term flat (300.000 - max. 500.000 COP per month), best would be in the barrios 'Boston' or 'El Recreo' or somewhere around the direction Carrera 38 No 69 (thats where the company is).

It would also be perfect to rent something cheaper than a hotel for 2 weeks from now in which we could find a long term flat.

Thanks in advance for every recomendations!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 10, 2014
Baranguilla Jazz festival and things to experience in the surroundings of the festival area

Hi there, I am considering to visit the Barranquilla jazz festival in september 2014. what hotels not far from the festival would you recommend. All I will need is a clean room, a good bed and breakfast. Any tips for things to do during the day and the nightlife in this area?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 11, 2014
inexpensive lodging

where can we find, pension type, live in someones home, lodging?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 12, 2014
Afraid of Spiders

I am deathly afraid of giant insects/spiders and am traveling to Barranquilla for business next week. Should I be afraid?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 10, 2014
safety in the north  (2 Answers)

does anyone know where i can find information on how safe it is for Americans to travel to Barranquilla?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2014

going to barranquilla for 3 month stay. what is essential to bring.? thanks anyone

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 07, 2013
Bus Bogotá to Barranquilla  (1 Answer)

How much does the bus cost from bogotá to barranquilla?
As flights into Bogotá are 200 euros less then flying directly to Barranquilla and I get to see some of the country. And......yes I know it takes about 22 hours :-)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 06, 2012
Any inexpensive (or moderate price) hotels in Barranquilla?

Any inexpensive (or moderate price) hotels in BAQ?

Haven't been to BAQ since 2001, looking for something for a couple of weeks to a month, but want to stay within budget (i.e. moderately priced hotel,) with kitchen (stove, fridge) - possible. But staying in a relatively safe area where I can walk most of the day, or early evening.
Would like something closer to shops or restaurants, easy walking distance. (but not into the nightclubs too much). Not looking for women, etc. as the main purpose of my trip.

Would like some suggestions/guidance on how to secure the room, should it be online (I somehow think that's not a good idea), etc.
Might stay for extended period if it goes well.....
All info (up-to-date) would be appreciated...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 04, 2010
hotels night life

where are some cheap hotels in barranquilla. also what is the night life like with the ladies.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 14, 2010
dual citizenship  (8 Answers)

My family and I will be travelling to Baq in Dec., we are all Canadian citizens and have Canadian passports except my wife is orginally from Colombia(only been Canadian 13 yrs)so as I understand it she will need to enter and leave Colombia using her Colombian passport(DAS rules), we will be flying via Miami and she will be using her Canadian passport to re-enter the United States, my question is will it be a problem with the airline/Avanica as our plane tickets is in her married/Canadian passport name and her Colombian passport is in her maiden name, which passport should be shwon to the airline when leaving ? I assume since the airline has nothing to do with immigration showing the CDN passport should be enough. anyone have any information or experience doing this before with dual citizenship ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 14, 2010
I need transitioning assistance  (1 Answer)

I will move to Barranquilla in September 2010 to immerse myself in Spanish. I have 2 semesters of spanish learned. I am mexican american. I want to attend immediately a university there to continue advancing my spanish language studies. I need help immediatley learning about money exchange rates and getting a decent, safe, close to the university apartment. I am fifty years old and retired. Please help me and let me know what to do and what not to do at first.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 26, 2010
motel in Soledad  (2 Answers)

Is there a small hotel, motel, close to Metropolitan staium?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 17, 2010
seeking columbia "resting place"  (1 Answer)

I've traveled extensively thruout the states & europe and now hope to spend 2 yrs or more in south america, specifically columbia this time. My concerns are more for safety than night life activities or am hoping to find personal recommendations near the city. or possibly even cartegena. Will gladly share any info you might value from my own travels. thx., phil

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 29, 2010


Estare en Cartagena para la ultima semana de Mayo, quisiera pasar a Barranquilla pero que puedo visitar o hacer en 1 dia. Les agradezco toda la informacion, sobre precios, direcciones, lugares, horarios.

Gracias a todos.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 29, 2009
help carnival tickets  (2 Answers)

We are going to theCarnival in Barranquilla but having looked at the official website I do not understand how to book tickets. I dont understand what it all means. We would like seats to watch the processions. Please could someone give us some help
Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 22, 2009
Small hotel/hospederia  (1 Answer)

We arrive in Barranquilla late in the evening, does anybody know a small backpackers hostal in Barranquilla.We don't like the big hotels

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 29, 2009
Help needed

I am going to be traveling to barranquilla in september for 30 days from costa rica bus to panama plane there. Trying to find place to stay thats not alot of money my spanish sucks btw. Just want to compare the 2 places see where i want to live. I'm a 100% disabled gulf war vet use arm cruches to walk. I blend in with ticos until i talk since my spanish is very minimal. Any suggestion would be great if wondering im native american aferican american from the US.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2009
Travel Assistance Barranquilla

Hi,,, I'm making my frist trip to Barranquilla, could use some assistance
if you have english speaking contact, in Barranqilla, I would appreciate being placed in contact with them,, or a interperter,, thanks for the help.
Travler ... write [email]

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 02, 2008
Best mode of transportation while in B/QUILLA?  (4 Answers)

I am planning a trip within the next year and I was wondering if it would be wise to rent a car while I am there. I plan on going to the beach every chance that I get, but I am not sure if I should drive there. A friend of mine has mention that while she was there, she took buses to the beach, but I am not sure I want to be stuck on a bus schedule while I am having fun in the sun. Is there anyone out there that can find a solution to my problem?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 29, 2007
Where is this Museum  (3 Answers)

hi do you have any idea, about the address, phone number of this museum.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 04, 2007
some one give me advise...  (2 Answers)

I am an American who wants to go to Barranquilla and maybe stay for a couple months.. I want to find an apartment funrished is that possible? in the north part of it hard to meet colombian friends? I speak some spainsh and am learning more every day!I am not your typical arragont american i am very open minded.i am 34 single male whowants to experience colombia culture. maybe meet a nice colombia girl.Will i be safe? can anyone give me advise and anyone who lives there can you send me your e-mail so maybe you can give me guidence when i come and i will know someone there..everybody thinks im crazy for wanting to come to colombia!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 17, 2006
Room in B'quilla...  (1 Answer)

Hi, I'm looking for a room (could be with a local family or independent)for about three months, from jan/feb 2007.Must include a good internet connection.

Hola, busco una habitacíón en B'quilla por unos tres meses, desde enero/febrero de 2007. Puede ser en una casa de familia o independiente. Lo más importante es que incluya internet banda ancha. Soy holandés de 37 años, hablo español. Saludos de Gerard.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 07, 2006
Hotels in Barranquilla??  (1 Answer)

I see there are already a few posts asking about economic hotels in Barranquilla. However the price ranges discussed are high for us!! Anyone know of a great, ultra cheap ($0-$10 maybe15 dollars for two people) place to stay in that city? Will be there for Carnival and need to book something soon - so any contact info would be dandy as well.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 04, 2006
Cathedrals and museums  (1 Answer)

Where do I search to find cathedrals and museums in Barranquilla? I'm doing this for a project in Spanish and I need your help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2006
Shopping in Barranquilla Colombia

I would like to know if anybody could recomend on some cool stores to shop at while in Baranquilla,Colombia....

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 05, 2006
Hotel economico


Planeo ir de vacaciones a barranquilla y me gustaria ubicar un hotel economico y centrico (centros comerciales, almacen el exito) que ofrezca el servicio de transporte aeropuerto hotel y hotel aeropuerto.


I am from Panama, I would like to travel to barranquilla but I want to know about a cheap hotel near from the shopping center, also the hotel can offer the service to transportation from airport to hotel and hotel to airport.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 11, 2005
Barranquilla vs Cartagena  (6 Answers)

I am planning to go to Cartagena and or Baranquilla by the end of the summer . I just have a couple weeks. Im thinking about settling down there. Setting my sights on a potential places to retire someday, or call a second home. I traveled a lot but never here. Besides just traveling, which would be a better place live for a gringo who speaks very basic spanish. The cost of living, so many women, and the fact that the coast of Columbia seems to be at the beginning of an upswing for international tourism and real estate investment( re investing is my business too so Im thinking to buy a house since prices seem to be starting to go up as the place seems to be gettin safer) Cartegena seems a better choice. What do ya'll think. Which is hotter. Is it really humid. Cartegena seems to be more modern and have more amenities and conveniences. Plus the beaches seem more beautiful???

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 03, 2005
were is everything in barranquilla  (3 Answers)

I want to dance, dance and dance. I want to eat chicken and fish. I want to take in a movie, go to the port and to other close by city on the bus. I want to go fishing and spend the night on the beach also. What is there to do there? If any one want to meet me and the family let me know. I will be there for 40 days and 40 nights.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 01, 2005
Film Schools and Media Organizations  (2 Answers)

Dear VT-ers,

I am planning on travelling to Barranquilla in June/July and was wondering if anyone knows of any digital video editing short courses in the city or of film programmes/media organizations that may have information on this? I work in documentary film and am hoping to make contact with people doing this kind of thing in the area.


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