Top things to do

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…
Colombian in Cali

Zea Maiz

A colorful basement restaurant in San Antonio serving delicious homemade yellow-corn arepas (corn cakes) stuffed with all kinds of goodness. There are 17 vegetarian options and a further nine choices for carnivores,…
Performing Arts in Cali

Delirio

You'll need to plan well in advance to see Cali's legendary salsa circus but it's well worth the effort. Think street circus meets flashy dance club and you'll have some idea of what to expect from this explosive ce…
Theater in Cali

Teatro Municipal

Completed in 1918, the city’s oldest existing theater is used for various artistic forms, including musical concerts, theater and ballet. If there's nothing going on, you can ask the security officer to show you aro…
Viewpoint in Cali

Cerro de las Tres Cruces

Three crosses high in the mountains overlooking the city. The views are spectacular and the hike up here is a popular outdoor activity among health-conscious caleños. It's best to come early on weekends when there's…
Club in Cali

Pérgola Clandestina

Located on the top floor of a tower block in downtown, this open-air bar has DJs spinning quality crossover music, plus great cocktails and even a swimming pool. It's the hottest ticket in town, but unfortunately th…
Gallery in Cali

Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia

Presents interesting exhibitions of contemporary painting, sculpture and photography from both local and international artists. It's a good place to get a feel for the local arts scene. Located a 15-minute walk from…
Market in Cali

La Galeria de Alameda

This working-class food market serves up cheap classic Colombian meals, including plenty of seafood dishes prepared in front of you, at a number of small stalls. The streets surrounding the market are full of good-v…