The Central American and Caribbean Games have been declared closed ©PanAmSports

The Central American and Caribbean Games was declared closed in Barranquilla in a Closing Ceremony full of music, dance and fireworks in Colombia.

There were full stands at the Roberto Melendez Metropolitan Stadium as the host nation continued to show the passion they had demonstrated throughout the event.

Barranquilla Mayor Alejandro Char and Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization President Steve Stoute officially closed the Games. 

"Today more than ever showed that nothing is too big for Barranqiilla!" said Char.

"Tonight, I do not come to say farewell. 

"We cannot say farewell because the people of Barranquilla will live with us forever!” 

Stoute later declared the "best Games in our history!"

Puerto Rico were among the gold medal winners on the final day of competition as they thrashed Colombia 91-68 in the men's basketball final.

Cuba required overtime before a 75-73 victory over Dominican Republic in the bronze medal contest.

Colombia enjoyed home success on the streets when Jeisson Suárez won the men's marathon in 2 hours 29min 54sec.

Daniel Vargas of Mexico was second in 2:30:30 and Williams Julajuj of Guatemala third in 2:31:42.

Mexico's Madai Perez won the corresponding women's event in 2:57:55 in sweltering conditions.

Cuba's Dailin Belmonte was second in 2:59:09 and Colombia's Angie Orjuela third in 2:59:49.

Mexico finished top of the overall medals table with 132 golds, 118 silvers and 91 bronzes.

Cuba were second, with 102 gold, 72 silver and 68 bronze medals, and hosts Colombia placed third with 79 gold, 94 silver and 97 bronze medals.

Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Bahamas completed the top 10.

Panama City is due host the next edition of the regional event in 2022.