Jeffrey Dovedot

Cali, Columbia, is widely known as the Salsa-dancing capital of the country and as a global Salsa destination. Full of highly skilled dancers across a broad age range, the city contains more than 60 Salsa schools and a number of popular Salsa bars and clubs, including Tin Tin Deo, La Fuente, Zaperoco, Discoteca Extasis, and Chango. Many Salsa clubs in Cali attract crowds beginning at 2 a.m. and remain open until 6 a.m.

Cali additionally hosts Festival Munidal de Salsa, Cali, or the Cali World Salsa Dance Festival, one of the most highly celebrated Salsa-dancing competitions in the world. The festival attracts thousands of both domestic and international competitors and designates the winners as Columbia’s representatives in the following World Salsa Championships. Tourists interested in Salsa will find a vibrant, thriving community in the Cali Salsa environment.

About the Author: Jeffrey Dovedot studied Management and International Studies at the Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. Mr. Dovedot has traveled to numerous regions in Columbia, including Medellín, San Andrés, Zona Cafetera, and Tayrona National Park.