The main attraction to stay in holiday homes in Baranquilla is the country's carnival "Carnaval de Barranquilla", which takes place four days before Ash Wednesday. In November of 2003, UNESCO named it one of 28 different "masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity" also attracting Barranquilla vacations. Residents are known as "Barranquilleros" and are characterized by their outgoing and friendly attitudes and relaxed behavior. This gives the average barranquillero an image of an optimistic and open individual, as well as goal-directed and hard-working. The region welcomes thousands of travelers all year long which is why they have developed a vast lodging infrastructure which includes accommodations such as Barranquilla holiday rentals, hotels, vacation homes, Bed & Breakfasts and holiday homes in Baranquilla.
Barranquilla is ranked fourth in importance in Colombia and it is the most important sea port on the Colombian Caribbean. Its economy is based on industry and commerce. Its population is around 1.7 million, but its metropolitan area can be over 2.2 million. Barranquilla is also called "Curramba" (from a language game, in synthesis, Curramba is a reference to "party") and the Golden Gate to Colombia (Puerta de Oro de Colombia) by its residents and Colombians in general due to its location on the delta of the Magdalena river. Its location also makes it the most important commercial sailing port to the Atlantic Ocean in the nation. Browse holiday homes in Baranquilla or Barranquilla holiday rentals now!
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