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It’s Colombia’s third largest city and the world’s capital of salsa! Book your cheap air tickets to Cali, the Colombian Mecca of entertainment, joy and eternal smile, the city that never sleeps! One of Colombia’s most loved destinations, Cali enjoys a world-wide fame as Colombia’s main gateway to the Pacific Ocean and truly is a place of original moments and carefree experiences. Finding cheap accommodation in Cali is extremely easy, as it’s a quite budget-friendly destination; after all the beautiful colonial architecture, the historic churches and the breathtaking landscapes are completely free! Try it and you won’t be disappointed!
Cali is Colombia’s third largest city, capital of Valle del Cauca, at the country’s southwestern border. With a population of 2,000,000, Cali is one of Colombia’s major commercial and industrial hubs. Above all though, Cali is known as the capital of salsa!
The city of Cali has a special charm of its own, but what really makes a difference are its people – especially women! Cali is internationally known to has Colombia’s most beautiful women! No wonder, if you consider all those beautiful different genes mixed in the population; African, European and indigenous.
Cali is now an established tourist destination, guaranteeing for the quality of services it offers. A true tourist Mecca of Latin America, Cali manages all that while retaining its originality and authentic character; all-time classic, all-time charming!
Cali’s international airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Alfonso Bonilla Aragón) is located 20 kilometres northeast of the city centre and can be reached solely by taxi.
Getting around Cali
You can get around Cali using the city’s extensive bus network (Masivo Integrado de Occidente), enjoying its very own lane of the road. Fares start at 1,500 COP and minimum taxi fare costs 4,200 COP.
Your day in Cali couldn’t start in a better way, other than visiting the city’s two top museums:
- The Archaeological Museum of Cali (Museo Arqueológico la Merced) is actually the oldest building in the city and contains a vast collection of artefacts and memorabilia of the indigenous people that once used to live in Central and South Colombia.
- The Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia) boasts exquisite collections of modern art – painting, sculpture and photography – housed in a multipurpose building alongside local and international theatres.
Cali’s basic characteristic - apart from its extremely vibrant nightlife, that is – is the architectural wealth that can be seen throughout the city. All the colonial architecture you can get, particularly churches and temples, reminding the old colonial times.
Ethereal Gothic “La Ermita” is a church located at the city centre and a must-see in Cali. It dates back to 1678 and, last renovated in 1930, houses the famous painting “El Señor de la Caña”, allegedly having miraculous abilities!
Continue to Cali’s zoological park (Zoológico de Cali), considered to be Latin America’s best animal park. Housing a great variety of animal species, among which a Bengal Tiger, lots of butterflies and birds, it concentrates on animal welfare and best practices, forming the perfect example for other zoological parks around the world.
Spend your afternoon in the most relaxing way at San Antonio, a district of great colonial charm, boasting the ultimate landmark, Iglesia de San Antonio. The church dates back to 1747 and is located on top of the idyllic Colina de San Antonio hill. While you’re there, be sure to notice the 17th century wooden statues (tallas quiteñas) decorating its façade – and of course, the beautiful panoramic view of Cali!
A few steps outside the city centre, Hacienda El Paraíso is another notable spot for your; the 29th century mansion now serves as a museum, focusing on traditional sugarcane growing and agroindustry that played a crucial role in the country’s development.Cali’s official language is Spanish.
To enter Cali you need to have a passport, valid up until 6 months after your travel dates. Greek citizens do not need a Visa, for a maximum stay of 90 days.
When to Go
Cali enjoys a warm and humid tropical climate, with two distinct seasons: Summer with temperatures rising over 30º C and winter, with temperatures reaching 29º C.
Moreover, Cali has not one, but two wet seasons annually; during March-May and during October-November.
Depending on your interests and itinerary, you can pick the season you like the most, as you can safely visit Cali all-year-round.