Zoologico de Cali
Zoos in Latin America can often be hit or miss. Thankfully the zoo in Cali is one of the better ones. Although it isn’t huge it is none the less interesting well maintained and good value for money
This statue of Christ is set atop the Cerro de los Cristales overlooking the city. the viewing platform provides impressive views of the whole of Cali surrounding fields of sugar cane and and distant mountains. The statue itself was inaugurated in 1953 to mark the 50 year anniversary of the end of the War of a Thousand Days. The journey to the top is best made by negotiating a price with a taxi driver driver who can wait for you and make the return journey. There are also interesting photo opportunities along the road there and back including rock sculptures.
If you feel the need to take some time away from then a day trip to Rio Pance is the place to go. The river is popular with locals, especially at weekends. This is a perfect place to take a dip, have a picnic and spend the afternoon people watching.
Iglesia de San Antonio
The church of San Antonio sits in front of a small park to the front surrounded by the steep inclined streets of the San Antonio neighborhood. The sleepy neighborhood will make you forget you are just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the city center. It is just a short walk or taxi ride from Loma de Cruz which features a small street with various vendors selling artisanal jewelry and souvenirs
Museo de la Cana de Azucar
This sugar cane museum is actually more sugar cane history tour through the beautiful outside grounds of a specially converted hacienda. It is located around 1 hour outside the City in Piedechinche so your own transport or specially arranged group transport would be needed.
Pampero Parrilla Argentina
Good value steak restaurant with a nice covered patio seating in the popular Granada neighborhood
Calle 21 N # 9 – 17 Barrio Granada
El Faro Pizzeria Bar
El Faro is much more ‘Rock Bar’ than a normal Pizzeria. They have a wide variety of cocktails and other dishes on offer plus live music.
Cra 66 No 11-18 Barrio Limonar
A very popular choice in the quaint colonial neighborhood of San Antonio. This place gets a lot of good reviews.
Calle 2 #6-17 | San Antonio
This is a highly recommended restaurant at the higher end of the market but still generally considered good value for money because if the restaurants great ambiance and unique fusion menu.
Av. 3 Norte # 7 – 19
Juanchito – Discotecas
Cali has a reputation as the worldwide capital of Salsa dancing. There are bars all over the city however the large ‘discotecas’ can be found in the Juanchito suburb in the north of the city. You must take a taxi out here but all the clubs are located a short distance from each other.
La Sexta (6th Ave) is full of smaller Salsa bars if you prefer to stay local and want to practice your moves in a smaller environment. Most bars are located near the Granada/Versailles end of Ave 6.
Granada is a popular middle class neighborhood near Ave 6. There are a variety of bars here many offering alternative music from Salsa. You should expect to pay European/North American prices in some of the bars in this part of town.