It isn’t hard to see why Cali has earned its affectionate nickname “The Branch of Heaven”. Expats in this buzzing Colombian city will find a high energy environment jammed with both historical and cultural treasures. Expatriates living in Cali will find plenty of opportunities to meet, socialize - and salsa - in the city’s countless hotels, restaurants and famous clubs downtown. If dancing isn’t your thing, there are endless tourist attractions which draw visitors to this city, not least its center, the main square, Plaza de Caicedo. Those a little more curious about the dramatic landscape of this area must visit the famous Cristo Rey, a religious monument that is located on a hill which offers the best view of the city.
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Cali is a culturally diverse whirlwind of color, noise and activity, but where do you as an expatriate fit into all this? The city might seem so far removed from anything you have ever experienced that relocating here can be quite daunting. Is life in Cali for you? With InterNations at your fingertips, connecting expatriates in Cali and elsewhere in the world, you will find a wealth of information related to your move that will hopefully help you answer this question. You might like to know more about safety in the region before moving to Cali for example. Simply ask other expats who already live in the city. The online Expat Magazine also has plenty of practical advice and tips about moving abroad and everything associated with it, covering topics such as finance, housing and insurance. Relocation doesn’t have to seem so overwhelming with InterNations and its global community to guide you through the process.
As Colombia’s third largest city and the only major settlement with access to the Pacific coast, Cali is also one of its fastest growing economies. Lying in the south west of the country, this culturally diverse city is teeming with opportunities for expatriates. It is the country’s economic and industrial hub, situated strategically between the Buenaventura Marine Port and the Pacific Ocean to the west and the municipality of Yumbo to the north east. Counting rubber, chemicals, furniture manufacture and milling amongst its many industries, it is also open to investment in the service sector. At InterNations you can inform yourself on such essential topics as jobs and income via connecting with expatriates already at work in Cali. In addition, the online Expat Magazine can help fill in the gaps where possible. Connecting with expats in Cali could be your first step towards a life changing move.