Galapa Township, five miles southwest of the capital of the Atlántico, is recognized for its artisan workshops devoted to red ceiba woodcarving, which is used to make the traditional and colorful masks used in the Carnival of Barranquilla. Crafts made of paper mache pulp and vegetable fibers such as straw are also found in Galapa.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Museums, historic squares, and lots of music await those who come to Barranquilla. Beaches and natural havens for relaxation are also found in and around this Caribbean city.