Reasons To Visit Cali
Cali is the third largest city in Colombia and its only major city along the Pacific Coast. With a reputation as the world’s center of salsa dancing, Cali is a vibrant city which stays alive through the night so travelers can look forward to a memorable nightlife experience. Along with its party scene, Cali is home to a wealth of historic landmarks with its many beautiful churches and monuments making it an excellent sightseeing destination. Active travelers will be very happy with the many outdoor opportunities on offer in and around the city whether it’s windsurfing off the coast or riding a bike through the mountainous terrain surrounding Cali. Don’t miss out on taking a salsa class while you’re in Cali or catch a show by some of the world’s finest dancers.
Arriving In Cali
Cali Airport, known in full as Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport, is situated around 15 km from Cali and ranks as the third busiest airport in Colombia. There are plenty of regional connections available at the airport as well as some longer flights from the United States and Spain. If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to Cali, it won’t be possible to travel directly as there are no airlines operating direct flights from anywhere in the UAE. However, there are a couple of ways to make the journey which would involve only a single stopover for a hassle free trip.
Cali Airport offers an extensive selection of amenities and facilities so you won’t be short on things to do. In addition to its decent selection of shops which includes duty free shopping, the airport offers travelers a varied range of dining and drinking establishments including leading fast food chains and restaurants. At the airport you can also find free Wi-Fi and computer stations to get online, while there are also a couple of airport lounges available. When you have landed at the airport, the easiest way to get to your destination is by taxi but there are also shuttle bus services for those on a tight budget.
Cali Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to Colombia, you are permitted to enter the country on a visa free basis for a period of up to 90 days. In Cali temperatures are consistently warm throughout the year with average highs of around 30 degrees, while there are two rainy season from March to May and from September to November. Cali is nine hours behind the UAE, so don’t forget to set your clocks to local time when you arrive in the country.
This information is correct as of March 2018
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