The Best Cities For Nightlife In Colombia
There will be many different opinions on the best cities for nightlife in Colombia. It can be hard to judge how good something really is on a small sample size.
One guy may visit a city on the right night and bang the hottest girl he has ever met. Well, now he thinks that city has the best nightlife in Colombia and no amount of evidence is likely to change that.
Another guy could head to the same city, not score, and think the place sucks. There is definitely a lot of variance when it comes to partying.
All of the cities listed here are going to be places you should have a great time at. They are all pretty mainstream by now, heck this whole country is mainstream and being flooded with tourists currently.
It definitely is a lot safer to travel here now than it was 20 years ago, but you still need to be careful. One thing to really be on the look out for is people (particularly prostitutes) slipping drugs into your drinks.
Never leave a drink unattended in this country, even if you have to go to the bathroom don’t let it just sit at the bar. As gross as it may be bring the drink into the bathroom with you or take your pee breaks in between drinks.
You also will want to stay in the nicer areas of each city. Luckily that is also good for logistical reasons as many of the best bars and clubs in town will be these areas. That is one of the reasons why we included Colombia in our top 10 places for nightlife in the world.
The more Spanish you know the better you will do with the local girls, and learning some salsa moves wouldn’t hurt either. The gringo that knows some dance moves will catch the attention of every girl in the nightclub.
And using the best online dating site in Colombia will allow you to meet girls before you arrive in town. That way you can bring a date out with you and have a better chance of scoring.
Time to get to the list, lets start with the Cali nightlife which is as user friendly as it gets.
Avenida Sexta In Cali
One of the best ways for a city to be great for partying is to have one main concentrated area where most of the best bars and clubs are. Well the nightlife in Cali revolves around Avenida Sexta (6th Street) and is a perfect example of this.
This is one of those cities where you don’t even need to mention a specific bar or nightclub. All of the action is located right here on 6th Street and all you need to do is walk around and pick a spot.
Look for some good bars or clubs that seem to have solid girl to guy ratios and head inside. There will be local girls, tourists, and prostitutes all partying in the same area.
Get a condo off AirBnb as close as possible to Avenida Sexta and you will be perfectly located and give yourself the best chances to pull.
Great Nightlife In Bogota
While Cali may have a dense nightlife zone Bogota is a massive city with different pockets spread out throughout the city. If you are a first time visitor then there are two main places you should probably stay.
The first would be Zona Rosa which is the business district and is a nice safe area with cool bars like La Villa. Or you could also stay in La Candeleria which is more of a touristy area.
There will be plenty of nightlife in these spots so you won’t need to deal with going out in the congested traffic you will find in this city. If you did want to venture out Chapinero is another part of town that has good nightclubs and bars like Cerveceria Gigante.
Massive cities like this aren’t always the easiest to navigate on a short trip. Try to pick one specific part of the city that sounds best to you and spend most of your time there if you are only in town for a few days.
Prostitutes In Cartagena
Speaking of hookers the nightlife in Cartagena is flooded with them. Most tourists will end up staying in the Old Town area and this is hooker central.
Being such a touristy town and on the beach many prostitutes choose to call this city home. They can charge more money here by going with tourists, and spend their day relaxing on the beach. Easy to see why so many are here.
That means when you go out here, particularly if in Old Town, if it seems to easy to pull a girl she probably wants money. You can find a lot of good nightlife around Calle 30 and Carrera 10 like Cafe Havana.
If you wanted to party with non pro girls then you will need to venture out to the Paseo Del Castellana area.
El Poblado In Medellin
Medellin has been overrun by tourists in the past 5 years and now with Narcos being so popular and Lonely Planet calling this country the 2nd best country to visit in 2017 there are tons of gringos here. That has made it a much harder place to pull lately, which is why it wasn’t really featured in our best cities to meet girls in Colombia post.
The safest area of town is El Poblado and much of the best nightlife is here, particularly near Parque Lleras. On the other hand gringos that stay in this area have a pretty bad sexpat reputation.
The best way to meet non pro girls in Medellin is to venture out to some suburbs where there are less tourists. This city isn’t as dangerous as it once was, but still tread lightly.
However paying for sex in Medellin is some of the best value you will find anywhere in Latin America. There are brothels (called casas) all over the city and they are far cheaper than you might imagine.
If you want to monger you will have a great time here. If you want to try to pull local girls that aren’t after money it gets harder by the day, you need to contact a lot to find ones that are interested.
Enjoy The Colombia Nightlife
There is definitely a lot to offer in this country but as it becomes more and more mainstream things will get harder. The exotic factor of gringos will go down and the reputation of tourists will get worse and worse.
For now it is still a fantastic place to visit though. If you want hookers then go with Medellin where the value is good or Cartagena which is more expensive.
If you want non pros then head to Avenida Sexta in Cali or check out Bogota. Remember to use Colombian Cupid to meet girls before you arrive in any city.
Don’t walk around alone late at night and always be careful to keep an eye on your drinks here. For more tips on how to plan the perfect single guy’s vacation to enjoy the nightlife in Colombia check out this eBook guide.
It breaks down all of these cities in great detail and many others as well. That way you can pin point the best places for you to visit and skip the spots that don’t sound right for you.
Good luck and enjoy checking out the best cities for nightlife in Colombia.