Top things to do

Top Choice Archaeological Site in San Agustín

Parque Arqueológico

The 78-hectare archaeological park is 2.5km west of the town of San Agustín. There are about 130 statues in the park in total, either found in situ or collected from other areas, including some of the best examples …
Top Choice Waterfall in Mocoa

Fin del Mundo

Fin del Mundo (The End of the World) is a towering waterfall that plunges off a large rock ledge down into the Río Mocoa valley below. A path leads to the ledge at the top from where you can view the town in the dis…
Top Choice Salsa Club in Cali

Zaperoco

If you only visit one salsa bar in Cali, make sure it's Zaperoco. Here the veteran DJ spins pure salsa con golpe (salsa with punch) from old vinyl while rows of industrial fans try in vain to keep the place cool. So…
Top Choice Music in Cali

Festival de Música del Pacífico Petronio Álvarez

A festival of Pacific music, heavily influenced by the African rhythms brought by the many slaves that originally populated the Pacific coast. Caleños turn up en masse for nonstop dancing and copious amounts of arre…
Top Choice Fusion in Cali

Platillos Voladores

Cali's best fine-dining experience, Platillos Voladores offers an interesting and varied menu of beautifully presented gourmet dishes combining Asian, European and Afro-Colombian influences. Seafood is prominent and…
Top Choice Church in Santuario de Las Lajas

Santuario de Las Lajas

This massive neo-gothic stone church is built directly against the rocky wall of the gorge where the miraculous image appeared. A gilded painting of the Virgin, accompanied by Santo Domingo and San Francisco, has be…
Top Choice Cafe in Popayán

Mora Castilla

This upstairs cafe is always busy with chatting locals and prepares excellent traditional snacks and drinks including salpicón payanese, champus, tamales and carantantas. If you're still hungry, pop next door to sam…
Top Choice International in Popayán

Carmina

A cute little Catalan-run cafe in a less busy part of the historic center, serving a fantastic set lunch with six delicious side dishes. It also prepares good breakfasts and, in the evenings, Spanish omelettes, past…
Top Choice Colombian in San Agustín

Donde Richard

This grill restaurant on the road to the Parque Arqueológico serves the best food in town, with generous portions of quality roast meats, steaks and a variety of fish dishes prepared in the open kitchen. A great spo…
National Park in Pance

Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali

This 1500-sq-km national park protects the headlands around Cali. During the height of the armed conflict it was closed and it has yet to be officially reopened to visitors. Security remains an issue in some areas a…