Cali, Colombia's third-largest city, is noted more for its laid-back atmosphere and its Salsa scene than its tourist attractions. Cali is the capital of the department of Valle del Cauca , one of the most prosperous regions of the country and the home of the large sugar mills and numerous industries.
Located in the Cauca Valley, Cali is also known throughout Colombia and the rest of South America for its salsa music and beautiful women. At the end of the year, between December 25 and January 1st the Cali Fair takes place, with all kinds of street festivities. At this time of year the Bullfighting Festival, one of the most important events of its kind in the country takes place in the Plaza Monumental de Cañaveralejo.Just 20 miles east from Cali is Palmira a nice and industrious town that is worth a visit. Cali is best for the natural views