Vibrant Cali will have you swaying to the warm sounds of salsa in no time. Nestled between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific coast, by day you can shop, visit museums or play a round of championship-quality golf. But night time is when the city really comes to life: put on your dance shoes and head out from your luxury hotel to one of Cali's famed salsa clubs to experience a party like nowhere else in Colombia.
Ancient history meets the spirit of salsa in this tropical Colombian city.
Things to do
Uncover the art and history of Colombia as you peruse the collections of Cali's diverse museums. View pre-Colombian artefacts at the Archaeological Museum in Merced or the treasures of the Calima Gold Museum, then wander through the Tertulia Museum to view modern art. As you explore Cali, look out for the colonial and Gothic architecture alongside the more modern buildings that make up this diverse city.
Make sure you're well rested and pampered at your luxury retreat before the sun goes down: you'll want lots of energy before donning your dancing shoes. Salsa is more than a pastime here; it's a city-wide obsession. Dress to impress and join the salsa scene on Cali's renowned 6th Avenue. Here lively clubs and bars keep the party going until the early hours, and the dancing often spills out on to the streets.
Cali may be Colombia's sport capital because of its football clubs, but the world-class golf isn’t to be missed. Just a few miles outside the city centre are top-quality courses, among them Campestre de Cali – one of the most highly regarded in the world. Tread in the footsteps of Arnold Palmer as you play the 18 holes with the Andes Mountains as your backdrop.
Escape to Cali Zoo’s 'mariposario', or butterfly enclosure, to walk among 800 of the colourful creatures.
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