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... Thanks!
where are some cheap hotels in barranquilla. also what is the night life like with the ladies.
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 ? thanks
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.
Is there a small hotel, motel, close to Metropolitan staium?
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 shopping..so 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
Hola, 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.
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
Hey, We arrive in Barranquilla late in the evening, does anybody know a small backpackers hostal in Barranquilla.We don't like the big hotels Thanks
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.
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@example.com
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?
hi do you have any idea, about the address, phone number of this museum.
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 town.is 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!
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.
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. Cheers Scott
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.
I would like to know if anybody could recomend on some cool stores to shop at while in Baranquilla,Colombia....
Hola: 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. Gracias Hello 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. Thank
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???
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.
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. Thanks!
Hello people... A family friend of mine will be travelling from Cartagena to Barranquilla, then flying to Miami. Can anyone answer the following question: What is the safest way to get from C to B? It is only a short distance, is it worth getting a plane? Money is of no concern, and THE SAFEST option is vital. If flying is an available option, are there any airlines you could recommend more highly then others? If flying is not an option, what is the safest? Can anyone suggest specific companies etc? Thank you in advance!
Hello All, I will be going to Barranquilla in two weeks. Can someone please recommend a decent hotel in25 to40 a night range. Thanks
I am traveling to colombia in february for one week (5 until 12) . i will be staying in barranquilla from 5 - 7 and will also go to cartagena from 8-10. If anyone would like to meet, please let me know. Hasta la vista !
What is Carnival like in Barranquilla? How big? How long? Locations? Availabiliyt of reasonably priced lodging? Most importantly, just what are your impressions of the event? Is it worth a special trip just to see? Worth timing a trip to Colombia just to see? How many days should one plan for the events? thanks. I have only had one brief 12 day trip to Cartagena, as a base of comparison.
I'm from montreal but my father is from barranquilla and we're goin this christmas, i was wondering what we're the cool place to hang out, i've read about la Quinta and Froggleggs but are any other new clubs? Thanks in advance
I have scoured all over for a street map of Barranquilla, does anyone know where on the internet a person can find a map showing the streets of Barranquilla?
Myself and a couple friends are trying to decide on our next vacation spot. The three things having the greatest impact on our decision: 1.) having a beach/ocean near by, 2.) an area with a exciting nighlife, and 3.) beautiful women...not necessarily in that order! We've done the Cancun, Mexico thing twice and now would like something not so touristy. Any and all suggestions would be helpful. Any thanks in advance.
Well, i'm going to Barranquilla,Colombia...in June.. i haven't been there since i was like 2 . I was born in the United States.. but my parents are both 100% Colombia.(Mom.. is Barranquillera..Dad is Anteoquenio) well, i really don't know to much about cool things to do in Barranquilla, or where to go.. my cousin.. told me about renting a CHIVA and having a party.. i will defenetly do that.. I was wondering if someone could tell me about cool FAMILY things i could do with my aunt and uncle and cousins.. something appropriate, and if there is clubs.. but for minors.. (cousins) and adults too. Thank you, very much...and if someone is gonna help me make it quick!!!! i'm leaving soon.. thank you oh, so very much.. que viva Colombia, el mejor pais del mundo.