Barranquilla: Spend Your Vacation at an Off-Beat Destination

Image result for BarranquillaBarranquilla, the city with rich Caribbean culture and beautiful people, is a destination that is often neglected by tourists. What’s got me more interested in this city is the nightlife where you get to see and take part in traditional salsa. Visit the beach for relaxing and surfing. Try out the local food such as coconut rice, fried fish, and arepas. There are so many things to do that you are never going to get bored. Take a look at some of the best things you can do when you are in Barranquilla.

Museo Del Caribe

This was the first stop I made in the city. Here, you will be able to explore the history and culture of the city. I got an insight into the part of the country that is unknown to foreigners through the displays. There are many floors and rooms in the museum. The different videos, photos, and artifacts will tell you about the biodiversity. I took a guided tour to get detailed information about the Caribbean coast.

Carnival of Barranquilla

The colorful celebration of the city comes second to the one that is celebrated in Rio de Janeiro. The party is continuous for 4 days. In fact, this city is popular for. The preparation for it starts one month ahead. The wild and vibrant festival is something that I haven’t seen before. It starts 40 days before Easter with elaborate costumes, local food, and different dance troupes, bands, and performers.

Zoológico Barranquilla

This is a small zoo but houses over 500 animals of over 140 species hailing from various continents. I visited with my entire family. This is a great place to be if you are traveling with your kids. Walk around the enclosures which are filled with zebras, monkeys, tigers, elephants, and snakes.