Things to do in Cali

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Cali is a great country that you can visit as the right destination.

Located in Valle del Cauca, Colombia, it is known for salsa dancing, and there are many clubs in the suburb of Juanchito.

Try the delicious food in Cali at Platillos Voladores or Antigua Contemporanea.

Cali Marriott Hotel and Hotel Intercontinental Cali are the best hotels to stay in Cali.

Let's come and see this city and also explore Cali with Tripboba!



Visiting the Cali is one of the great countries to travel to. If you plan to enjoy and travel around Cali for a little while, you can do it in several ways. You can start by visiting Loma de Cruz. Small place with many local vendors offering things on a lovely view over Cali. You can see many street arts around, and there are a few restaurants where you can grab some food. In the evening hours, it gets crowded, and sometimes there are events up there. There are some market stalls and a shop where you can get some Cali stuff. There are plenty of places to sit, and if you're lucky, you'll come across a musician or a band who plays for tips. Make sure you take a picture with the big tree. Then you can visit the existing beach, namely Plazoleta Jairo Varela. If you want to feel the mountain's breeze, eat traditional fast food from Cali, and listen about salsa Story in the city, you have to visit this place. And the best is free! Great safe area to walk around, restaurants and shops everywhere or cross the street and enjoy food from the vendors. You can easily spend hours walking around this part of Cali. Plenty to see (and eat).

Loma de Cruz

Good place to take a walk, eat some, watch handcrafts, listen to street music

Address : Cl. 5 #16, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Plazoleta Jairo Varela

Great plaza area to walk around with restaurant and shop along the street.

Address : Av. 2 Nte. #10 Norte-1 a 10 Norte-75,, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia


If you want to know more about the culture and the history of this city, you can visit a museum called the Museo La Tertulia. A must see to grasp Colombia's fraught history and the national quest to build a path towards peace and democracy. It's a great way to get a vibe for the culture you're in and learns about the people's present and past in the area you're visiting. Musso La Tertulia is three floors of different eclectic collections from around Colombia, focusing on Cali.

Museo La Tertulia

Museum featuring collections of modern art, an auditorium, an outdoor theater & a garden area.

Address : Oeste, Cra. 1 ##5-105, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia


The best times to visit the Cali are from May to October, August, and September.


Visiting the Dominican Republic landmark? You can see the Plaza de Cayzedo. Calzado Square is the main square of the city of Santiago de Cali, in the Department of Valle del Cauca. It is the heart of the commercial and civic life of the town. It is a historic place in the downtown of Cali. The palms trees have been there for centuries. The old government palace is there, and business around the Plaza has various services: banking, restaurants, cafes, international relations, and many more.

Plaza de Cayzedo

Historic main square of Cali, with tall palm trees & a monument to local hero Joaquín de Cayzedo.

Address : Cra. 5, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia


If you are looking for a place to take pictures and an icon of the Cali, you can visit Zoológico De Cali. Fantastic location in Cali took to go and see a zoo that cares for the animals. A must if you are in the city. If you visit Cali, Colombia, you have to go to the zoo. Entrance prices are between $15.000 to 23.000 pesos Colombians. You can find drinks, food, and also beer. Bring your hat, wear light clothes and tennis shoes. If you want for a small price, you can buy hats and souvenirs. El Gato Del Rio is the next popular place. Excellent place for picture taking, a stroll, or grab some lunch or ice cream at dozens of shops all around the park. The kids will love the cat statues, and the adults can read each cat's exciting story. The park runs next to the river in a clean, safe part of Cali.

Zoológico De Cali

This beautiful zoo hosts all kinds of rescued animals

Address : Cra. 2 west, Cl. 14, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

El Gato del Río

Wonderful place for picture taking, a stroll, or grab some lunch

Address : Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia


Looking for a hotel to stay? Cali Marriott Hotel can be your choice. This upscale high-rise hotel is a 15-minute walk from the 46-story Torre de Cali skyscraper. It provides iPod docks and flat-screen TVs, plus minibars, safes, and Wi-Fi (surcharge). There are two restaurants, including a sushi eatery with a bar. Hotel Intercontinental Cali is another best hotel that you can book. This upscale hotel with views of the Cali River is 9 km from the iconic Christo Rey monument. It has flat-screens, minifridges, and safes; some add tea and coffeemakers. There's also an outdoor pool and a spa, as well as more than 45,000 sq ft of event space.

Cali Marriott Hotel

Upscale rooms & suites in a high-rise hotel offering 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool & a spa.

Address : Av. 8 Nte. #No 10-18, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Hotel Intercontinental Cali

Elegant rooms & suites in a sophisticated hotel offering an outdoor pool, a spa & event space.

Address : Av. Colombia ## 2-72, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia


Platillos Voladores is one of the lovely restaurants. It's worth going, excellent if you want a romantic dinner or celebrate an event with a group of friends and even invite your clients or business partners. They have excellent service! They are always very well presented and make the indicated recommendations. Excellent restaurant that is worth visiting if you would like a romantic or almost subtle dining experience. The food is outstanding; the staff is fantastic. After that, you can also eat at Antigua Contemporanea. This restaurant is located in Cali's most traditional neighborhoods; the house is a precious treasure well decorated with antiques and peaceful ambiance. The food is delicious, but you have to have a big budget before going there. It's expensive. The environment is friendly and decorated with some outdated furniture, but the place isn't prominent, so you have to make a reservation before.

Platillos Voladores

one of the best traditional 'Valledelcaucan cuisine' restaurant

Address : Av. 3 Norte # 7-19, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Antigua Contemporanea

Great spot with romantic decor and charming neighborhood offering delicious meals.

Address : Cra. 10 ###1-39, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia


There are many great places that you should check for shopping and gift hunting around the area of the Cali, including these two lovely gift shops called Artesanías La Caleñita and Artesanias in Cali. A truly one-stop-shop for expertly curated and well-displayed handcrafts of Colombia. You will find souvenirs for all budgets and styles. There is a food section in the back with great mini gift baskets to share a taste of Cali with someone special.

Artesanías La Caleñita

One of the best artcrafts shops in Cali carrying variety of items from souvenirs and food.

Address : Cra. 24 ## 8-53, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Artesanias in Cali

Ample showroom stocking a sizable selection of handicrafts.

Address : a 4-104,, Cl. 6 #4-2, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia