Cali is a large city of more than two million off the Pacific Coast in southwestern Colombia. The city was founded in 1536 and is filled with beautiful colonial-era architecture. The "Capital of Salsa," as the city is also known, is a well-known cultural center of Colombia. There are over a dozen universities and other secondary educational institutions in the region. There are also many museums and cultural centers that educate visitors on the art and history of Cali and Colombia as a whole.
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Best time to book a flight to Cali Airport
Cali is close to the equator and sees no great temperature variations during the year, with temperatures typically averaging in the mid to high 80s daily. The city is surrounded by lush greenery fed by the plentiful precipitation. The dry seasons of the year are only marginally so, occurring from June to August and again from December to February.
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Airlines that fly to Cali Airport
This city is served by Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport, also known as Palmaseca International Airport. It's a smaller airport with one terminal that sees flights from throughout the region. There are also direct flights from the United States via Miami and New York on Avianca, and via Miami on American Airlines.
What to expect when arriving at Cali Airport
Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport is 13 miles from the city, a roughly 36-minute trip by car in normal traffic. There are plenty of car rental companies to choose from here. You can also catch a taxi at the ground transportation section of the airport.
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Facilities at Cali Airport
Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport is one of the few smaller airports to be open 24 hours a day. This is due to its distance from the city of Cali, putting it well outside the usual noise restrictions.
What to see and do in Cali
One of the biggest celebrations in the city is La Feria de Cali, a fair occurring in December featuring parades, bullfights, art exhibits, and all manner of activities central to Cali's unique culture. Another must-see celebration is the week-long Summer Salsa Festival in early July, a time of ubiquitous dancing and music. Can't get enough salsa? Delirio occurs on the first Friday of every month and showcases an astounding display of salsa talent.
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