Carnaval de Barranquilla
Carnaval de Barranquilla was a blast, so get ready for the next one! The dates for Carnaval de Barranquilla 2016 are February 6 - 9.
Barranquilla is a wonderful city that's rich in culture, music and life. Barranquilla's Carnival (Carnaval de Barranquilla) is celebrated 4 days before Ash Wednesday, and is broadly recognized as one of the world's largest Carnivals. Some residents even claim that it is second only to the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
If you've never experienced Carnaval de Barranquilla then you definitely need to add it to your list of events to experience and places to visit at least once in your life. There are many pictures and video on this site for you to view, so you'll have a good idea of what your missing out on, and hopefully you'll be inspired to go next year!
Before you go to Barranquilla I highly recommend learning some Spanish. I can't emphasize how important it is to be able to speak Spanish while traveling. I found a great conversational Spanish course that I think everyone will enjoy. Even if you already have a basic understanding of the language it's a good idea to brush up on you language skills before you jump on the plane. Check out my links section for more info.