Cali Warnings and Dangers
Cali is a center for sports in Colombia and a very big city full of things to do and many people. With a big city, precautions need to be taken and tourists should be aware of the warnings and dangers that lurk.
There have been many reports of people driving unmarked taxis. This can be a very dangerous thing. Many of the locals know when someone is from out of town and that can be an easy target for them to attack. There is a percentage of people who will attempt to hustle you and offer a ride, and not even take you where you wanted to go. They have demanded money and even threatened the tourist. It is a good idea to keep little cash on you and only bring a copy of your passport when going into town.
There is also the Rio Cali, which runs through the scenic Centenario, and it is stunning. The problem with it is the awful smell. All of the city’s sewage is dumped into it in raw form and can make anyone sick just by the smell of it. It is also important to keep a fair amount of distance from those on drugs. When there are warning signs about not entering or not safe for tourist, it is important to follow those signs, because they are there for a reason.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Cali warnings and dangers.