How did Cali Colombia get its name?

What is the origin of Cali Colombia?

Cali was founded in 1536 by the conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar, but had most of its history, relatively small. In 1811 called Cali its independence from Spain, along with five other cities in the Cauca Valley.

Why is Cali Colombia famous?

Cali is known by the rest Colombia as the “Rumba Capital” and by the world as the “Salsa Capital”, thanks to its characteristic street parties and dance.

What does Cali stand for?


Acronym Definition
CALI California
CALI Content Area Literacy Instruction (various organizations)
CALI California Association of Licensed Investigators
CALI Compulsory Automobile Liability Insurance

Are there beaches in Cali Colombia?

The Colombian Pacific coast does not really have “lay on the beach, soak in the sun” type beaches. And even though Cartagena is on the Caribbean, it’s not really a “lay on the beach, soak in the sun” type beach town. The one true beach town in Mainland Colombia is Santa Marta.

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