Lurking underneath the industrial facade though are lots of eligible 20 and 30-something girls who are so into meeting foreign guys it's like going fishing with dynamite if you make the effort.
In Bogota, Medellin, and Cartagena foreign men looking for love and female companionship are passé, but in Barranquilla you will still get treated special.
The articles has some suggestions about that too, so give it a read, because you want to keep the reputation of Western men high in Colombia.
It is amazing, but so few Western guys hang out in Barranquilla it gives you instant curb appeal.
We've already covered this in other dating guides on South American cities, but Colombian men shouldn't be viewed as being your competition.