Cali Lives Dancing
Founded on July 25th 1536 by the Spanish conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar; Santiago de Cali, also known by its short name Cali, is the capital city of the Valle del Cauca region, on the Pacific Coast. Located a few miles away from Buenaventura Port, it is the most crowded in southwest Colombia, with and estimated 2.3 million inhabitants, which makes it the second-largest city by area in the country.
A warm and lively city, “La Sultana del Valle” (“the Valley Sultaness”) has plenty of attractions to offer. “Caleños” (Cali’s residents) are kind, cheerful and friendly people, who embrace visitors with great affection and simplicity. This city is a beautiful blend between contemporary urban constructions and traditional neighborhoods. Streets, monuments and places remind us other times in a delightful mix of old and new.
If you are an outdoorsy/sporty-type, this city and its surroundings will match all of your expectations and more! Because of its carefully groomed green areas and large parks, Cali has the title of “Green Town” of Colombia. Creeks and rivers attract both tourists and locals to enjoy the countryside, as well as impressive natural landscapes as Lake Calima wich has the world best and fastest winds for water sports and Las Brisas Cliff, in Roldanillo, where thermal breeze allows rides of up to six hours of paragliding flight.
After a long day of activities, treat yourself to a typical cuisine dinner in one of the many “tascas” and then enjoy the rest of the night, dance among exotic and vitalizing tropical rhythms, as Cali is considered the World’s Capital of Salsa.
So, whether you are willing for the full-of-adrenaline activities or more of the relaxing-type hammock-person, Cali is the place for enjoy delightful vitalizing unforgettable adventures to please everybody’s preferences. Places, history, people, activities, music, parades, corridas, FUN. Inside Valle del Cauca you’ll find everything you want to experience in a vibrant and unique way. Come and live the experience!