Know Before You Go
Take a can, motor taxi or ride the bus to Las Flores and head for the river. Ask or "La Boca". The shanty town itself looks uninviting but is perfectly safe during the daytime. The locals are semi-used to visitors so will be very accomodating. This is a very poor area so be sure to take a drink at one of the Tienda's and hire one of the local youths as your driver.
Getting away is quite easy as you can hail a bus or cab from the roadside.
It get's very hot in Barranquilla and there is no shelter here whatsoever. Bring a hat, sunscreen and avoid visiting between 12 - 2pm.