Top choice club in Cali

If you only visit one salsa bar in Cali, make sure it's Zaperoco. Here the veteran DJ spins salsa con golpe (salsa with punch) from old vinyl while industrial fans try in vain to keep the place cool. Somewhere under the mass of moving limbs there is a dance floor – but we've never worked out exactly where it is. The cover is COP$20,000.

There are often live acts, with rumba and Cuban son vying for the top spot with salsa.