So whilst Cali might not be the most scenic or tourist friendly city in Colombia, for me it was the most fun. The salsa in Cali is truly unique, I did a few lessons here and it lives up to its name as being the sexiest dancing in the world.

From my stay in Cali, there was not a lot to do during the hours of daylight. Only lounge are the hostel, and wait for dusk. When that time arrived, free salsa lessons appear, happy hours, and the real locals come out to party.

If you are looking for something to do during the day check the food walking tour. This will set you back around $25,000 COP but you will spend hours learning about street graffiti, the local markets and we even met an independent coffee distributor that explained his business to us. A good way to spend the day and prepare yourself for the nightlife that will follow.


Expect to pay anything ranging from 15,000-25,000 COP per night for a hostel if not more in Cali. However, be sure to check that free salsa lessons are included in your stay. Sop many hostels have this great deal so don’t settle for less.

And whatever you make sure to check out some of the live music venues in Cali, preferably an Afro-Jazz band. Don’t be shy to ask any of the locals for a dance, this really is the heart and soul of salsa, the locals live for it, and they usually always oblige to showing their moves.


Ultimate Tourist Review: ★★★☆☆
Recommended Days: 2
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