In this article we will share with you all the information you need to know before you arrive in Cali. Our main advice: try to come for the International Fair of Cali in December!

Receive a series of tips that will help you have a better stay in the city of Cali, small and simple tips collected for a journey without problems.

To prepare your trip, there is nothing better than the experiences of our travels, We will help you to plan from now on and on, so you can feel as if you are taking it hand in hand in the city of Cali.

Clothing I must wear in Cali

  • Wears light cotton clothing, the weather is hot and humid.
  • Never leave the party dress, since in Cali the rumba and the party is of every weekend.
  • Do not forget to pack repellent for mosquitoes.
  • Check the weather for your days of stay, they can coincide with winter days, which are really days of torrential downpours.

Adventure Activities

  • When carrying out adventure activities, you must have an expert professional guide and strictly follow their directions.
  • Sign the Acceptance of Risk form at the beginning of the activity, which in the case of children and adolescents must be signed by the parent or guardian and also request to know the Activity Sheet.
  • Use registered tourism agencies and / or tour operators.

Electric connections

  • Electric power: the electrical energy is 110 volts. The jacks are American type, with two flat entry pins. The electric flow in hotels is usually regulated. Adapters and current converters are available in the market. It is advisable to ask before connecting electrical appliances.
  • If you are going to visit places in Boat to dive, remember that the boats have 220v electric current.

Transportation in Cali

  • The Transport Terminal is a place with a strategic location, is to the north of the city, 5 minutes from the historic center, 10 minutes from the Industrial Zone of Yumbo, the exit of Buenaventura and the exit to Palmira; 15 minutes from Juanchito and only 25 minutes from the airport. In addition to being surrounded by clinics, hospitals and shopping centers.
  • Cali has the international airport Alfonso Bonilla Aragón in the city of Palmira, also known as Palmaseca International Airport. Internationally it has a total of 9 destinations, 6 countries, 8 airlines. Miami and New York (United States); El Salvador (San Salvador); Esmeraldas, Guayaquil and Quito (Ecuador); Lima (Peru) and Madrid (Spain). Nationally Cali has connection to 12 destinations through 6 airlines: Barranquilla, Bogota, Cartagena, Guapi, Medellin, Pasto, Puerto Asís, Quibdó, San Andrés and Santa Marta.

Cash management in Cali

  • In Colombia the use of travelers checks is not very widespread, therefore it is better to use credit, debit or cash cards.
  • Try not to carry all your cash or bank cards, carry the money needed for your daily activities and, whenever possible, store your money and personal belongings in the hotel safe.
  • If you need money exchanges, always do so at authorized exchange offices and banks, never do it on the street or at unauthorized places. You can find bureaux de change and banks in airports, centers and commercial areas and some hotels. In the tourist information points and hotels you can indicate the location of these agencies.

Gastronomy and Health

  • In Cali you can find all kinds of restaurants with typical food from anywhere in the world, such as Peru, Arabe, Spanish, among others.
  • If you have allergies or health problems due to some foods, always ask the ingredients of what you are going to eat. Colombian gastronomy is very varied and uses a lot of different components.
  • Always carry your identification documents as a passport, certificate, health insurance card or health certificates.

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