Leading U.S. newspaper The New York Times tipped the Colombian city of Cali as one of the best travel destinations of 2011.
According to the NYT, “Cali has always felt like the grittier stepsister of Medellin, but tucked amid the colonial homes of the barrios of San Antonio or Granada are a number of new jewelry boutiques, low-key cafes and salsotecas teeming with crowds as sexy as any in South America.”
The newspaper tips Cali salsa clubs Tin Tin Deo, Zaperoco and La Fuente and the Cirque du Soleil-esque dance show of Delirio as places to go to at night.
Colombia as a country was the second most recommended travel destination of 2010 by the readers of the New York newspaper.
The New York Times makes a selection of travel destinations every January.