Solo Female Travel in Cali

Nestled in the southwestern corner of Colombia in close proximity to the towering Andes mountains, Cali exudes a vibrant and dynamic ambiance sure to captivate any traveler. Famously dubbed as the Salsa Capital of the World, Cali reverberates with sultry dance rhythms that spill from clubs and dance academies into the streets, offering an intoxicating blend of music and movement. Its rich Afro-Colombian heritage is reflected in its delectable cuisine, vivacious cultural festivities, mesmerizing street art, and notable attractions such as Cristo Rey, a colossal statue reminiscent of Brazil's Christ the Redeemer. With its diverse, multi-ethnic populace warmly welcoming visitors, you're bound to experience a palpable sense of joy and warmth in Cali – an enticing city that embraces its tropical ethos with an irresistible fervor.

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Safety:Safe

Cali has areas that are safe and isn't completely off-limits for solo female travelers. However, caution should be exercised especially at night. Always stick to the well-lit and populated areas, and avoid looking flashy to not attract unwanted attention. Public transportation should be used carefully and the use of registered cabs is recommended. Make friends with locals for insight into which areas to avoid. Generally, Cali necessitates a heightened level of alertness for a solo female traveler.

Transport:Moderate

Cali provides a good mix of modern transportation and traditional exploration opportunities. It may take some time to become acquainted with local routes and navigation. The local language is Spanish, and having a basic understanding of it would be very beneficial. Safety could be a concern, especially at night, hence it is recommended to be cautious and aware of your surroundings.

Things to do:Interesting

Cali is an enticing blend of vibrant culture, historic spots, and natural beauty. As an adventurer, you could explore fascinating neighborhoods, and appreciate the graffiti art in San Antonio. The city is also home to a number of museums. On top of that, the locals are warm, friendly, and always eager to teach their signature salsa dance. Outdoor lovers would relish the opportunity to hike in Farallones de Cali National Park and the local wildlife is a treat to the eyes. The city’s nightlife is pulsating, yet safe, making it an exciting place for solo female travelers.

Food:Above average

Cali boasts a rich culinary fare. Thanks to the city's culturally diverse population, food options range from local traditional dishes to international cuisine. You can savor the exotic taste of the region's tropical fruits and indulge in their signature meat dishes. Seafood lovers will also fall in love with the fresh catch available. However, some travelers who are used to more spice may find the dishes slightly bland.

Budget:Affordable

Cali is relatively budget-friendly for solo female travelers. You'll find affordable accommodation options, from hostels to budget hotels. Eating out is also inexpensive, with local markets and street food offering delicious meals at low prices. Public transportation, including the MIO bus system and inexpensive taxis, makes getting around the city affordable. However, some popular tourist activities may be pricier.

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Hello! M’y name is Marie, im half french and half spanish, I work in the field of defense of womens rigths, I graduate as a political scientist in both countries. Im currently living and working in Cali, colombia after living for 6 months in Buenos Aires Argentina.

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Hi Im a local si love to meet new people and to help people to know the place I also love to travel and to have nice experiences, there are many places I want to visit and I’m still learning all the tricks

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