Cerro de las Tres Cruces


The views are spectacular at these three crosses high in the mountains overlooking the city, and the hike up here is a popular outdoor activity among health-conscious caleños (residents of Cali). It's best to come early on weekends when there's a crowd and don't bring any valuables – the area is isolated and robberies are not uncommon.

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