Cali: Salsa Capital of the World

Cali, officially named Santiago de Cali, is the second-largest city of Colombia and the most populous city in southwest Colombia. Cali was founded in 1536 by the Spanish conqueror Sebastian de Belalcazar.

You can visit Cali during all year, since there are few climate variations and temperatures are always around 25ºC.

About the main sights, Cali is famous for its well-preserved churches such as the church and monastery of San Francisco, La Merced, it is the oldest church in the city, Casa Arzobispal, and La Ermita. More touristic locations and worth places to see are Plaza de Cayzedo, the main square of the city, Avenida San Joaquin, Cali River, and Cristo Rey, where you can get magnificent views of Cali, among others.

The city has named itself as the salsa capital of the world. Cali features for its vivid nightlife and reputed Salsa clubs.


YES.Academy program takes place at IKY Ashram, located in the south of Cali, Colombia. IKY Ashram is a Wellness, Yoga and Meditation center surrounded by nature that has fully equipped classrooms, including audiovisual tools, such as video beam.

The Center is located nearby the Pance river and the Farallones Natural Park, where you can find over 300 bird species and abundant fauna and flora.

How to get here?

Recommended Airport

Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO), located in Palmira, 14 miles / 23 km from Cali.

Ground Transportation to IKY Ashram

You have several options to get to Ishka Center from the Airport:

  • Bus: There are several Minibusses which runs from the Airport to Terminal de Transportes (the city bus terminal) in Cali every 10 minutes. The trip time is about 30-40 minutes. Fare is about $2 USD.
    Once in the Terminal de Transportes (bus terminal in Cali), you can take a Taxi to Ishka Center for as low as $10 USD (may vary upon traffic).
  • Taxi: You may also take a taxi directly from the Airport to Ishka.Center. The fare may be around $25 USD

IKY Ashram’s address is Carrera 129 #25-181, Km 4 Autopista Cali – Jamundí, a 500 metros de la Universidad Antonio José Camacho y Parquesoft