One of Colombia's more laid back metropolises (metropoli? not sure how Latin to get here) Cali sprawls from the colonial old city in San Antonio, to the busy, gray concrete center to the more upscale Granada. Known for salsa dancing, you will indeed find plenty of opportunities to shake it,...more
Incredible lulo juice and cheap, fixed vegetarian menus made El Buen Alimentoso a total savior after too long on a diet of arepas and variations on fried bread with cheese. Relaxed, quality food and service. They did seem to go along with the worldwide tendency of vegetarian restaurants to have...more
Not cheap, this little trattoria is still a great place to get your Italian fix in Cali. From the checkered tablecloths to the gnocchi to the Italian owner, pangs of nostalgia for the Bel Paese were being triggered all over the place.
A great budget option in San Antonio if you're looking for lots of activity. When I visited, there was a large international group of travelers hanging out together and going dancing nightly. Salsa and yoga lessons are also available onsite, and there's a big courtyard with a mango tree...more
La Casa Cafe is a bohemian boarding house in the colonial San Antonio district of Cali. It's run by a lovely Colombian woman named Paola, has a shared kitchen which is functional even if everything isn't new, and just four guest rooms (shared bathrooms). Downstairs there's a little...more
Boutique hotel in the middle of the colonial old town with private patios on some rooms, an inner courtyard with fountain, and gorgeous, welcoming rooms, for just under 100 American dollars. A great mid-range choice in a fun neighborhood.