Barranquilla Bocas de Cenizas

Bocas de Cenizas BarranquillaThe place where the Rio Magdalena joins the Carribean Sea offers an amazing spectacle, Bocas de Cenizas (literally the mouths of ashes).

To allow access to the port of Barranquilla, embankments were built making room for freight railroad on a tiny fringe of land. The train now hosts tourists who can enjoy a very peculiar landscape and beautiful sunsets.

There are 2 ways to enjoy the ride to Las Bocas de Cenizas:

The End of the World? Bocas de CenizasDo it yourself
Take the route 40 (taxi is preferable) and head to Barrio Las Flores where you can board on the train using independent operators. run out to Las Bocas de Cenizas.

The Tren Ecoturístico de las Flores
The trip is 45 minutes one way and the train departs near the old Aduana building. In the high season, Cajacopi runs its train almost everyday but check with Cajacopi as tracks were under repair when we were there.Train fares are around $50-$70 depending on number of people and includes lunch and tour guides. More information on the train:
Cajopi (Caja de Compensacion Familiar)
Carrera 46 53-41, piso 1, Tel.: 5-371-4583
www.cajacopi.com

Bocas de Cenizas from Above=> There are restaurants and motels available at Barrio Las Flores.

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Barranquilla's name comes from the canyons that existed in the sector adjacent to the Magdalena. During the Spanish colonization, the name "barranca" was common in coastal communities (Barranca Nueva, Barranca Vieja etc).

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