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Hotels in Barranquilla (and vicinity) near Barranquilla (BAQ-Ernesto Cortissoz Intl.)

Barranquilla (BAQ-Ernesto Cortissoz Intl.) Hotels

Named after one of South America's great aviation pioneers, Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ) serves the upbeat cosmopolitan city of Barranquilla. With flights coming in from Colombia and the United States, it’s the gateway of choice for those headed to the Barranquilla Carnival. A riotous 4-day extravaganza, in terms of sheer size and excitement the event is second only to Rio de Janeiro’s festivities.

Hotels in Barranquilla (BAQ-Ernesto Cortissoz Intl.)

The hotels near Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport range from high rise luxury lodgings and stylish modern apartments, to very basic budget-friendly digs. Many of the larger mid-range hotels count restaurants, fitness facilities, and swimming pools among their amenities; while in the guestrooms you can expect WiFi access and flat-screen TVs.

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Barranquilla's top attraction is the annual festival, which in the days before Ash Wednesday sees the streets explode with songs, dances, masquerades, and flamboyant costumes. There's also a bounty of things to do when the carnival isn’t hogging all the attention, with shops and restaurants galore, as well as historic gems like the Museum of the Caribbean.

How to get to Barranquilla (BAQ-Ernesto Cortissoz Intl.)

Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport provides direct connections between other parts of Colombia, including Bogotá, as well as international destinations like Miami and Curacao. Once you’ve arrived, the best and quickest way to get into the city center is by jumping into a taxi, although you can also arrange to hire a car prior to arrival. Buses do run between the airport and the city, but the journey can be bumpy and take far longer than a cab.