The Top 10 Things to See and Do in Cali, Colombia

Cali, Colombia | © Aleko | David Alejandro Rendón / WikiCommons
Cali, Colombia | © Aleko | David Alejandro Rendón / WikiCommons
Photo of Harry Stewart
7 November 2017

Famous for their obsession with salsa, the people of Cali love nothing more than dancing to the rhythm of these infectious beats. But there are also plenty of other things to do in this vibrant Colombian city, with enough to keep travelers busy for several days or more. From cultural heritage to natural retreats, here are the best Cali attractions.

Barrio San Antonio

Just down from the church lies Cali’s historic center, the funky Barrio San Antonio. Within these charming colonial edifices are trendy cafés, happening bars, and upmarket restaurants, making it a perfect place to eat, drink, and be merry.

San Antonio, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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Barrio San Antonio | © yonolatengo / Flickr

Try some local delicacies

Pandebono is a popular cheesy bread snack sold in bakeries, cafés, and street stalls all throughout the city. Then there’s the ubiquitous lulada, a refreshing drink that combines the local lulu fruit, ice, sugar, and water (booze is an optional extra).

Pandebono | © Edgar Zuniga Jr. / Flickr