When's the best time to visit San Agustin, Popayan and Cali?
Sitauated in the sweltering Cauca valley, Cali is hot and humid all the year round though it can rain at any time. Popayán, Silvia and San Agustin are at a higher elevation and so substantially cooler, with a drier feel to the air: all in all the climate is sunny, warm and pleasant. Most rain falls Apr-Jun but it can rain here at any time too, which explains the verdant landscape.This region can be busy with visitors at holiday times: Christmas, Carnival and Easter, and there are other festivities throughout the year when the towns and cities are very crowded..
For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.
What's the official language of San Agustin, Popayan and Cali?
How do I get local currency in San Agustin, Popayan and Cali?
Peso. Notes can be withdrawn from the many ATMs in major cities using a UK credit or debit card, though you may have to advise your bank first and amounts that can be withdrawn may be lower than in the UK. Be aware that some ATMs are often out of service but there should be a working one nearby. Banks will offer advances on a credit card, but with a lot of paperwork. Money exchanges (casas de cambio) change US dollars cash (very few accept euros or sterling and the rate will be poor).
What's the time difference between San Agustin, Popayan and Cali and UK?
GMT - 5 hrs
How do I get to San Agustin, Popayan and Cali?
There are daily flights from Bogotá to and from Popayán.
What are the cultural events in San Agustin, Popayan and Cali?
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