"Colorful Cali: Who's Watching Who?" Top 5 Page for this destination Cali by richiecdisc

Cali Travel Guide: 165 reviews and 477 photos

While it is true that Cali´s biggest claim to fame is for sweaty salsa, it is not marketed as a tourist spot even within this realm. In many ways, Cali is a local´s town that puts a bit of distance between itself and the “rest of Colombia,” and though the country's third largest city, it lags considerably behind both Bogota and Medellin when it comes to foreign visitors. This cannot be written off solely to its reputation for danger since both of its big city rivals are not exactly considered safe. Oddly enough, despite this seeming indifference, Cali's residents are amongst the most friendly in already super friendly Colombia and anyone that takes time to explore the town will find a very pleasant place with all the amenities and comforts of a major metropolitan area tinged with the color that only Cali can exude. Cali may never join the ranks of top places to see in Colombia, but that's okay with Caleños. It is probably good for the visitors who do venture there too. For they will find a real slice of unspoiled Colombia, even if its decidedly Cali-style.

  • Last visit to Cali: Feb 2010
  • Intro Updated Dec 24, 2010
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    I love the colourful architecture (that green house with red door and windows!!) and the zoo looks really great. And while I'm itching to sample a lulada, the green mango sounds even better to me ;-)

  • DoreenDe's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2011 at 6:27 AM

    what do you mean "quite possibly"....most definitely! :)

  • Jan 3, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    a fantastic page as per usual richie. loved all the colors of those butterflies, and the animals are fantastic. cali looks like a nice place to explore.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    All these fine new pages from your Colombian trip just keep coming and coming! You certainly got some great animal photos from the un-zoo-like Cali zoo. Glad you finally found some authentic lulada.

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2010 at 7:28 AM

    Wow, this came up out of the blue, seems a danger place with Bear, Tiger & Lions ;-) Even in Finland you should avoid sometimes the dark is some destinations or you can really meet a bear, but not this time of the year ;-)

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2010 at 1:56 AM

    Wow, your animal photos are gorgeous!!! Haha, I had a bit of a deja vu, since I read Mira's Cali page some time ago and liked San Antonio already :-)) Oh my, I think I must come back, for the lula and drinks, and for empanadas :-)

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