Santiago de Cali, usually known simply as Cali, is the second most populous Colombian city. Located in a valley in southwestern Colombia, Cali is a lively city full of friendly locals. It is nicknamed the Salsa Capital of the World by many, so dancing shoes are a must for any vacation. You'll find many excellent yet cheap hotels in Cali that you can combine with flights for the ultimate vacation packages to Cali.
Out and About in Cali
Admire the view from beside Cristo Rey, an 85-foot tall statue of Jesus Christ overlooking the city from a hilltop to the west. Visit the Zoologico de Cali to observe indigenous animals, or admire the Iglesia de San Antonio and its surrounding park. Need to cool off? Spend an afternoon relaxing along the shores of the Pance River, a popular spot for locals. Of course, no trip to Cali would be complete without trying your hand (or feet?) at a little salsa dancing! The city offers a variety of dancing schools where you can get some basic training before heading out to La Sexta, the city's Zona Rosa (nightlife district). Test out your new moves as late as you like; you'll find the vast majority of Cali hotels are located in and around this neighborhood, so you can dance almost until you drop.
Eating and Drinking
You'll work up an appetite with dancing. Great news! La Sexta has plenty of restaurants to sate you. One popular local dish is sancocho de gallina, a soup usually comprised of chicken, corn, plantains, yuca, and more. Sample some empanadas, or try a sip of champús, a viscous drink made of maize, pineapple, and lulo (a citrusy fruit), among other ingredients.
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