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It was a challenge to get there...taxi drivers didn't know where it was? Besides that, this was fun. You just have to experience it, go. It's about $10 or so. Let go of the wish that the garbage was not there and walk all the...More
So we got on the "train" and had to stop many times. Eventually, they made us get off the train and left us at a stop somewhere. They said that they wouldn't take us the end even though we paid. We hopped on a "train...More
Loved this train ride.. views were amazing but don’t do it too late on the day. We arrived at 5 to see the sunset but literally takes 3 hrs to go the whole train trip. Lots of walking between rocks and some parts of the...More
If you visit Barranquilla, you have to visit Bocas de Cenizas (mouth of ashes), actually it is the place were the very important Colombian river 'Magdalena', comes into the Caribbean Sea. Always interesting visit places were rivers streaming into the oceans. The funny thing is,...More
- Round trip in the "Train" is 15,000 pesos. If you have more than 5, you could get for 10,000
- Wear sneakers or closed toe shoes.
- You will walk by very poor homes. Be kind and respectful
- If you have "weak...More
This trip is so unsafe it is ridiculous. The pictures are very deceiving because it is not a "train". It is a railroad cart on a very dilapidated track on a very narrow road, with the ocean on one side and the river on the...More
My advise, get sunblock, a hat, sunglasses, camera, something to drink and around 30000-50000 pesos, depending if you wanna eat or buy fruits on the way.
I payed 15000 for the train and 2*10000 for the taxi to and from my hotel. Bought some water...More
This is something to do in Barranquilla that will kill a few hours.
Los Flores area is dangerous so becareful when moving around here.
Saying that, the river mouth area seems safe to walk, and it is a long, long windy walk. It takes a...More
There is not much to do in Barranquilla, this is one of them if you lik eto walk and watch the sea. The plan is to walk through a long pier and look at the Magdalena river to your right and the Caribbean sea to...More
Hi Rita you can take a bus from Santa Marta´s station and get to Barranquilla. Once in Barranquilla it's pretty easy to grab a cab to "Las Flores" you can ask the driver to take you to the place where you take the trolley it... More
Hi Rita you can take a bus from Santa Marta´s station and get to Barranquilla. Once in Barranquilla it's pretty easy to grab a cab to "Las Flores" you can ask the driver to take you to the place where you take the trolley it was 12,000 pesos last time i went, you have to wait till it's full so i guess time can vary depending on how many people have arrived. You can also walk but it's going to take you a couple of hours to get to the most northern part of bocas de cenizas. That said on the way back i want to tell you that i didn't find cabs available i had my parents pick me up by car. Some friends told me there are motorcycle owners who can take you back to the city.
Overall just a couple of things, when you arrive in Barranquilla, talk to the taxi driver before going inside and ask him how much is the fare to get to the town las flores it should be around 10,000 to 12,000 cop depending on traffic of course if you can bargain for less the better.
I would suggest that if you are by yourself you manage to arrange some sort of pickup service, Las flores is a typical turist place for locals with lots of seafood restaurants but that means most people get there by private cars, uber works fine in barranquilla so that would be my choice. If you are with someone or a group then go eat at any of the restaurants or grab a beer and have somebody help you take a motorcycle, the way out is a bit rusty but distance in Barranquilla are small so you will get to the main street in minutes.
I had a wonderful time i went with a friend and my girlfriend, Barranquilla is sunny and people are nice and feel free to ask anybody for advices, but be careful i wouldn't suggest to go at noon, try to make this trip early its my personal advice, also you will have plenty of time to go to the museo del caribe and other interesting spots around the city so best of luck in your trip! Hope this helped a bit!