Top 5 Must Do's in Cali

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With over 2 million people, Cali is is bursting with economic and infrastructure growth and is the second largest city in Columbia. Teeming with energy and entertainment to keep you busy late into the night and throughout the day, Cali is a great destination for people with all kinds of interests, and a prime stop on a visit to South America. When visiting Cali, make sure that you check out these 5 things:

Horseback Riding

Adding this element to your trip can make a trip to Cali seem almost magical. For a low price (about $16) visitors can go on a 3 hour guided tour of the city's environs via horseback, and see the sights from a completely different and relaxing perspective. You will go through the countryside and rivers on this adventurous tour.

Visit Churches

Cali is a Catholic city and there are many churches that simply must be explored on a trip to the city. Climb San Antonio hill to reach the lovely small church atop this Bohemian neighborhood that looks as if it has gone back in time. Enjoy any of the cozy cafes here and spend some time walking around the neighborhood. La Ermita Church on Colombia Avenue is also a nice Gothic church that is a great stop to make when visiting the city.

Explore the Zoo

Ranked one of the best zoo's in South America, the Zoologico de Cali is a great place to spend a day, whether with kids or adults. You will need to take a cab there, but it will be well worth it. The main attractions here are the animals from Colombia and the Amazon, though there are also animals and plants from all over the world featured in the exhibits.

People Watching

A great activity that costs nothing is people watching. There are numerous squares and other nice spots throughout the city that make people watching enjoyable and comfortable. Try the Plaza de Caycedo near the historic downtown for an authentic look at life in Cali, and be sure to check out some of the authentic Colombian dining while there.

Dance the Salsa

Known as the salsa capital of the world, there is no better place to try your feet at the dance than when in Cali. Check out any number of the clubs along Avenida 6N for some good times dancing, or look for a performance of salsa dancers or folk groups while visiting Cali to see what all the fuss is about. This truly fascinating combination of movement and talent is mesmerizing to spectators and should be a part of any trip to Cali.




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January 19, 2010 change by kat99
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