Cali often gets a bad rep for high crime, but these opinions are outdated, Cali is quickly becoming one of the most invigorating cities to visit. With a ton to experience, keeping busy and entertained is an effortless task, so it's easy to understand why so many have headed to Cali for their coliving choice.
Cali has some absolutely stunning architecture, some of it just appearing out of nowhere sometimes. Capilla La Ermita, a well known and visited church beams through its dull in comparison, surroundings. It is impossible to look at the church and not see beauty. Even though the church was completed in 1948, the church is well preserved and showcases French church bells, Italian marble, and Dutch windows.
The city is home to impressive museums showing off their collections of modern art and even Museo de la Cana de Azucar, a museum dedicated to sugarcane offering a tour into how life once was. If you are into all things transportation, the Museo Aereo Felix has everything from planes and helicopters to tractors and trains.
With lots of greenery, the city offers a stunning place to have nature walks and even the famous Cat Park with a giant bronze cat statue. A nearby Parque del Penon has areas to relax and enjoy an ice cream from one of the local vendors.
Talking about local foods, trying the cuisine is an absolute must. Favorites include a cholado, which is a cup filled with fruit and sweet. If you are ready to try a little bit of everything, then a food tour is a way to go,
Like many places in Columbia, Cali has an exciting nightlife, with many different areas filled with nightclubs and restaurants offering the ultimate nightlife experience.
Getting from point A to B is easy as there is a bus system that will take you anywhere you want to go. Taxis are also cheap and can be ordered on the app EasyTaxi, providing safe and easy to order metered taxis.
The city is beautiful and easy to make your home, the locals are friendly and are patient with those learning the local language. A little common sense goes a long way when it comes to safety, and with more and more practicing general safety measures, crime has seen an almost 82% drop in crime. Coliving in Cali is affordable and the perfect place for those looking to experience authentic Columbian culture.
Here are some fun facts about Cali:
- Cali is where salsa dancing was born, and the city offers the ultimate salsa experience
- One of the oldest in Central America, Cali was founded in 1536
- A lot of Cali's wealth comes from some sugar cane processing