Because of its bad reputation, many travelers decide to skip Cali. What a mistake!
The city, also known as the Capital of Salsa, is a must to visit if you want an insight into the Colombian culture. While it’s damn hot during the day, a cool breeze starts blowing around 5 pm. It’s the daily signal that tells locals it’s time to hang out in the streets. Then, at night, folks head to salsa bars for practicing their move and spend a good time.
From a historical point of view, you won’t get many things to do. There are a few churches and museums scattered between the Center and San Antonio.
However, it’s a fantastic place to learn about Salsa and an excellent base to explore the area. Indeed, the Pacific Coast is only 4 hours away, and the mountains and rivers around offer many activities like hiking, canyoning, and paragliding.
Like any big city in the South of America, I advise you to take a cab at night and don’t show off with your valuables.
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