Officially known as "Santiago de Cali", Cali is located in the heart of the Cauca River, in the south west of the country. The "Branch of Heaven" offers countless activities and experiences to discover. Ecotourism at Lake Calima is a must to enjoy water sports and picnics with beautiful panoramic views. Cali's restaurants offer a fine dining scene, and the wide selection of museums and art galleries captivate all visitors. Last but not least, the nightlife is amazing! In the streets, the rhythms of the salsa echo the dance steps of the inhabitants, who are known to be very welcoming. Follow the rhythm and join the party! Cali definitely deserves its reputation as a happy city!
Officially known as “Santiago de Cali”, Cali was founded in 1536 and is located at the heart of the Cauca River, one of the biggest in the country. This city was specially important for the Spaniards as it was a place for gold extraction. For many years, it was a strategic commercial location, but it was only after the XXth century that Cali became the third most important city in Colombia due to government investments in infrastructure and services.