- Barranquilla is much sunnier than Medellin and Bogota,
- Barranquilla is friendlier and has more of a small-city feel,
- The internet is still sufficiently fast for remote expat workers,
- Barranquilla is cheaper than both Bogota and Medellin (and far cheaper than Cartagena, which is over-priced)
- Dating Colombian women can be better in Barranquilla because the women are more friendly and approachable.
The Internet is Just as Fast as Medellin and Bogota for International Work
The infamous “last mile” problem that creates most speed bottlenecks exists in Medellin and Bogota as much as it does Barranquilla. In the north of Barranquilla the network infrastructure is sufficiently developed that you do not encounter this problem. You can get fibre optic cable direct to your home or building in most neighborhoods in the north of Barranquilla.
Barranquilla is Very Sunny during December, January, Feruary and March
Although there is a rainy season, on the whole Barranquilla is far sunnier than most other large cities in Colombia. I mean blue, blue skies without a cloud in sight. I was amazed last year (and this year as well) at how clear the skies are. We do get just a few days that are partially cloudy, but generally it is not like Medellin, where a good fifty percent or more of the days are cloudy.
The Women are More Down to Earth, and Interested in Something Real
Last year I lived for a month in Medellin, and went out with and dating at least two (2) different women every week. They always seemed to have a trick up their sleeve. In Barranquilla, the women seem more like small town women.
More Voluptuous, Curvy Women in Barranquilla
If you like big butts and that sort of look, and are single, then consider Barranquilla over Bogota or Medellin.
The Cost of Living in Barranquilla is Lower than Other Large Cities in Colombia
Cartagena is wildly expensive compared to Barranquilla. I don’t know why anyone would choose it over Barranquilla as an expat remote worker. Bogota is very expensive for a South American city, and Medellin only slightly less so.