International Patients

Why choose Clinica Carriazo?

We are a leading institution in Latin America for carrying out innovative treatments and procedures with the highest quality standards. We have professionals with more than 25 years of experience in the field of ophthalmology, performing the most advanced techniques in the world for the treatment of your visual condition.

We have modern facilities and the latest technology equipment for diagnostic exams under a quality, warmth and humanism policy, led by our medical and scientific director Dr. Cesar Carriazo Escaf, President of the Colombian Society of Ophthalmology. We understand that you may have doubts, which is why we have an open channel for you to reach us during the following business hours:

Attention Hours:

Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Corporate email:

Mobile contact number: +57 (317) 423 8703

Plan your visit

We hope to see you at Clinica Carriazo. As our patient, you will receive the best available ophthalmological care. Review the information provided below to help you prepare for your appointment.

Due to the thoroughness and complexity of your ophthalmological examination, we recommend that you reserve about three hours for your appointment.

Your comprehensive appointment may include an evaluation by an optometrist and a specialist ophthalmologist, diagnostic imaging exams, and a possible course of treatment.

We are committed to providing the highest level of care and your appointment can include these steps:

Arrival and registration (15 minutes): Upon your arrival, before your scheduled time, you will begin with registration to update your payment, contact and medical insurance information.

Tests and procedures (60 to 90 minutes): An optometrist will see you and will be accompanied by an assistant technician who will initiate the necessary preliminary questions regarding your history, medications, and tests. This may include dilation of the eyes and the taking of diagnostic images. During this time, other members of our clinical care team may also see you.

Visit with your Ophthalmologist (15 to 60 minutes, depending on the complexity of your eye condition): Once the previous steps are completed and your eyes have been dilated for at least 30 minutes (if necessary), your doctor will meet with you for examination, diagnosis, and explanation of treatment, as well as to answer any questions you may have.

Treatment (30 minutes): Depending on your doctor’s diagnosis, some treatments may be performed at this time.

Exit (15 minutes): Future appointments will be scheduled at this time and respective payments for surgical procedures, medications, or treatments will be made.

What should you bring before your trip?

Bring these items to your appointment:

  • Prescribed glasses or contact lenses.
  • Sunglasses (for light sensitivity after your exam).
  • A list of all your current medications (including eye drops).
  • Relevant medical records.
  • Photo ID.
  • Names, email addresses, and phone numbers of your doctors at your place of residence.
  • Questions for the doctor

How to arrive to Barranquilla?

By air and land

To arrive at Barranquilla, you can fly to the Ernesto Cortissoz international airport, which has direct and non-stop itineraries, with daily or very frequent routes from Miami, New York, Madrid, Frankfurt, and the Caribbean region.

The airport is located 20 km southwest of the city, so the transfer time should be between 10 and 25 minutes. It is also possible to access by land, due to the Troncal del Caribe and Occidente, excellent road infrastructure that allows communication with the entire country. River transport connects all the riverside towns of the lower Magdalena with Barranquilla in small boats; however, maritime routes are used for the mobilization and transportation of cargo.

Sites of interest in Barranquilla - Colombia

Barranquilla is a cosmopolitan city located strategically in the Colombian Caribbean, surrounded by the Magdalena River to the east and the Caribbean Sea to the north.

Within the activities that can be carried out during your stay in Barranquilla, we have the following recommended places. Remember to ask at our reception or the internationalization team for transportation or tourist guide, certified strategic allies in which for security and preferential rates, we have current agreements:

The Great Malecón del Río


The Gran Malecón is developed along five kilometers of the western bank of the Magdalena River and will have a pier and a dual carriageway parallel to it and with a connection to Highway 40 on streets 79, 72 and 58 and will be linked on the island of La Loma and with the Puerta de Oro Events and Convention Center.


The Window to the World


The Window to the Barranquilla world is located at the roundabout that connects Circunvalar Avenue with Via 40. The project is an initiative of the Barranquilla Mayor’s Office for the beautification and recovery of public spaces.

Sailboat Port


30 minutes from Barranquilla, this resort has become a modern and sophisticated tourist destination that offers bathers not only the natural beauty of its landscape, but also comfort, order and the ideal space to develop different activities in front of the Caribbean Sea. On its beaches you will have space for all kinds of fun.


Metropolitano Stadium


The Roberto Meléndez Metropolitan Stadium is a stage for the practice of football and athletics in Barranquilla, Colombia. It was inaugurated on May 11, 1986, listed as the main venue for playing soccer and as the headquarters of Junior de Barranquilla.

The Metropolitano is also the headquarters of the Colombian National Team for its home matches for the World Cup qualifiers.

The Shark's Fin


With a height of 30 meters, the shark’s fin monument is located in the extension of the Great Malecón of the Magdalena River and is next to the drawbridge, the first of its kind in the country.

Its glass reflects the colors of Junior de Barranquilla, the emblematic team of the Caribbean region, although it can also project the colors of the national flag during the Colombian National Team matches.

Dream Window


The Window of Dreams is a lighthouse and public monument under construction in Puerto Colombia, located in a roundabout on the Puerto Colombia boardwalk, near Miramar beach. It is a tribute to the immigrants who entered the country through the municipality of Puerto Colombia, town which was born with the pier through which many technological advances entered the country since December 31, 1888.

The lighthouse light has a range of 20 nautical miles, it has 1,940 square meters of laminated and toughened glass with custom colored screen printing for the delight of local, national and international tourists.

Barranquilla Zoo


The Barranquilla Zoo, the only one that exists on the Colombian Caribbean Coast, houses more than 450 animals from five continents, in beautiful, fully restored habitats, which make it one of the most prestigious and beautiful in South America.

Mallorquin Swamp


A meeting point for Barranquilla residents who love cultural traditions, the Casa del Carnaval was built in 1929 by master Luis Gutiérrez de la Hoz. Around 1999, Don León Caridi Anav decided to buy the semi-destroyed Turín farm, to crystallize the idea of ​​providing a permanent headquarters for the Las Marimondas troupe from the neighborhood below.

Cathedral and Plaza la Paz


The Caribbean Cultural Park is an architectural complex that offers cultural and educational services, with regional, national and international impact, unprecedented in the region and in Colombia. It is a new public space in the city of Barranquilla, with a museum dedicated to the Colombian Caribbean region. The Piloto del Caribe Children’s Library is also located there, an extension of the Piloto del Caribe Library, in which children from the city, the department and the region experience a fruitful encounter with reading, art, play, and learning. , imagination, culture, nature and the basic principles of everyday life.

Hotels - Hotel Guide

Clinica Carriazo has agreements with hotels of different categories for the greater comfort of our patients, as well as recommending a safe transportation system to have a pleasant visit and a treatment according to their visual condition.

These are some of our strategic allied hotels in which, due to proximity and preferential rates, we have current agreements:

Wyndham Garden Barranquilla


The Wyndham Garden Barranquilla Hotel is located in an exclusive sector in the north of the city, near the main shopping centers, health establishments and banking entities.

Wyndham Garden Barranquilla was built with the highest standards of technology and modern architecture, where you can enjoy 91 comfortable rooms, the best Peruvian food at the Rukutu Perú Restaurant, exquisite cocktails and snacks in our Lobby Bar, and the best service with a staff attentive to serve you.

The Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport is approximately 40 minutes away by car.

Address: 87th Street No. 47-88
Telephone: +57 5 3112020

Hampton by Hilton Barranquilla


The Hampton by Hilton Barranquilla is located in one of the most exclusive areas of the city. Our hotel is the ideal choice for both business travelers and tourists, as it is located near world-class hospitals, business districts, industrial parks, as well as the best shopping centers, restaurants and nightlife.

Enjoy a warm welcome at the Hampton Barranquilla hotel. Our welcoming hotel offers a wide variety of services and amenities to make your stay unforgettable. Start your day off right with the complimentary full Hampton breakfast. Surf the web with complimentary WiFi access and work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center.

Address: Calle 85 #50-25, Barranquilla
Telephone: +57-5-3860101

Hotel Four Points by Sheraton


The Hampton by Hilton Barranquilla is located in one of the most exclusive areas of the city. Our hotel is the ideal choice for both business travelers and tourists, as it is located near world-class hospitals, business districts, industrial parks, as well as the best shopping centers, restaurants and nightlife.

Enjoy a warm welcome at the Hampton Barranquilla hotel. Our welcoming hotel offers a wide variety of services and amenities to make your stay unforgettable. Start your day off right with the complimentary full Hampton breakfast. Surf the web with complimentary WiFi access and work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center.

Address: Calle 85 #50-25, Barranquilla
Telephone: +57-5-3860101

Estelar En Alto Prado Hotel


With a privileged location, next to the Country Club, a few steps from the pink zone and the main commercial, banking and business sector of the city, is ESTELAR En Alto Prado, a hotel at the height of the world.

Ideal rooms for your business trips, they have cable television, minibar, safe, Wi-Fi internet and telephone.

RNT #22954
Address: Calle 76 No. 56-29 Barranquilla-Colombia
Telephone: +57 5 336 0000


Sonesta Hotel Barranquilla


To the north of Barranquilla, in the most developed sector of the city, the Sonesta Hotel Barranquilla is located, which is part of the exclusive Gran Boulevard Shopping Center and has the best access roads because it is located 20 minutes from the airport, 45 minutes from Cartagena and with a fast track to Santa Marta.

It is definitely an excellent option for executives. In addition, this area has a wide variety of shopping centers, the best restaurants and bars in the city.

Address: 106 Street #50-11 | Villa Santos, Barranquilla, Colombia
Telephone: +57 5 3856060


Dann Carlton


It is located in the northern part of the city, in front of the most modern shopping center on the Atlantic coast. Its strategic location provides proximity to the industrial sector, the main access roads and business centers of the city, as well as the best bars, restaurants and representative tourist sites of the region.

We are only 35 minutes from the Barranquilla airport and we have quick access routes to stadiums, clubs, beaches and free zones.

Address: Calle 98 No 52B – 10, Barranquilla, Colombia
Telephone: +57 (5) 367 7777 – +57 (5) 373 7777
TOLL FREE: 018000 520 777
USA: 1 + 914 205 1192

NH Collection Barranquilla Smartsuites Royal


It enjoys an exceptional location in Barranquilla, overlooking the Magdalena River. Architect Roberto Dangond designed the hotel building keeping in mind the city’s coastal location. It is located within walking distance of international restaurants and trendy bars, and the beautiful Washington Park is also nearby. In the heart of the elegant Alto Prado neighborhood with easy access to financial and business centers.

Address: Calle 80 No. 51 B – 25 Barranquilla
Telephone: +57 (5) 373 80 80

Hilton Garden Inn


Located in the largest port city on the Caribbean coast, the elegant Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla hotel occupies a privileged location in a multi-use complex, which includes a convention center, shopping center, restaurants, Catholic church and a group of executive offices, all This is just 10 minutes from the city center and 30 minutes from the Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport.

Make yourself at home in an elegant room and enjoy incredible amenities, including complimentary WiFi. Enjoy international specialties and favorites at the Garden Grille & Bar restaurant, cool off in the outdoor pool, and work out in the complimentary 24-hour fitness center.

Address: Carrera 53 No. 100-86 Barranquilla-Colombia
Telephone: +575 3860111


Ibis Barranquilla


The ibis Barranquilla offers an excellent stay to enjoy the city at a good price. The rooms are comfortable, air-conditioned, with free Wi-Fi, with options with and without an office, and for people with reduced mobility.

The hotel also has a business center and 24-hour parking, in addition to being a pet-friendly hotel, through rates.

Staying in a hotel in Barranquilla is perfect to enjoy when the local carnival month arrives.

Also, take the opportunity to learn more about the city, such as the Puerta de Oro Events Center, which is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. For walks, visit the Gran Malecón Park, the Carnival Museum, the Salgar Castle or La Troja Cultural Heritage, all less than 22 minutes by car from the hotel.

The ibis Barranquilla hotel is perfect for a comfortable stay, well located to quickly reach any point of interest in the city, and all this for a price that fits in your pocket. Whether for business or pleasure, make your reservation and take advantage.

Address: Calle 86 No 50 66 Barranquilla – Colombia
Telephone: +6053854060
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