Learn Spanish in Cali

Welcome to Cali, the salsa capital of the world, and the vibrant new second home of Toucan Spanish School.

Every year, visitors from across the globe are drawn to Cali's warm weather, friendly atmosphere, and the rhythm of salsa that echoes through the streets.

Cali's transformation into a cultural hub has made it a prime destination for those looking to immerse themselves in Colombian culture whilst learning Spanish.

Top 10 reasons to study Spanish in Cali:

  • Caleño Culture:

    Experience Caleño culture, characterized by its passionate embrace of salsa dancing, festivals, a warm community spirit, and a celebration of local culinary delights.
  • Salsa Dancing:

    Cali is known as the world's salsa capital, offering an immersive experience into salsa culture with countless salsa clubs, dance schools, and annual festivals.
  • Historic Architecture:

    Wander through Cali's historic neighborhoods with beautiful colonial architecture and landmarks.
  • San Antonio Hill:

    Opposite the school you’ll find this large park that offers panoramic views of the city and is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.
  • La Feria de Cali:

    Held every December, this is one of the most important cultural events in Colombia, celebrating salsa, music, and local traditions.
  • Gastronomy:

    Dive into the flavors of the Pacific with Cali's diverse and rich culinary scene.
  • Sunny Weather:

    Enjoy Cali's warm climate, perfect for exploring the city's vibrant streets and lush green spaces.
  • Green Spaces:

    Cali is dotted with parks and gardens, such as the Parque del Río and the famous Parque El Gato.
  • Affordable Living:

    Like Medellin, Cali offers an affordable lifestyle, making it an excellent place for Spanish students and digital nomads.
  • Hidden Gem:

    With fewer tourists, you'll experience a more authentic immersion in Colombian culture, making it an ideal setting to focus on mastering the Spanish language.
Learn Spanish in Cali. San Antonio

Iglesia San Antonio

Spanish Immersion Cali - Sancocho


Puente Ortiz Cali

Puente Ortiz & Iglesia La Ermita


Study Spanish in Medellin
If you're looking to learn Spanish in Cali, Toucan Spanish School offers you the following type of classes:
  • Group Spanish Classes

    Small group classes from 9am to 1pm
  • Private Spanish Classes

    Enjoy personalized 1-2-1 lessons, usually from 2pm
  • Couples Spanish Classes

    Learn with a friend or family member


At Toucan Spanish School, we believe in providing more than just Spanish classes; we offer immersive local experiences to enrich your language learning journey. Our mini Spanish Language immersion experiences complement your classroom learning and provide opportunities to engage with Colombian culture. The schedule varies week to week but here's some of the activities that you could expect:
  • Salsa Class

    Get your hips moving and immerse yourself in the rhythms of Colombia with an introductory salsa classes.
  • Tropical Drink Tasting

    Explore the rich flavors of Caleño’s favorite traditional drinks, Lulada, Champús & Canelazo.
  • Exotic Fruit Tasting

    Delight your taste buds with a sampling of Colombia's diverse and delicious fruits.
  • Colombian Breakfast

    Try an authentic Caleño style breakfast, complete with local specialties.
  • Spanish Karaoke Nights

    Unleash your inner Shakira and join us for a fun-filled evening of karaoke.
  • Weekly Language Exchange

    Connect with locals and fellow students at our international café for a session of language practice and cultural exchange.
Spanish Classes in Medellin

Cooking Class

Salsa Classes Cali

Salsa Class

Toucan Spanish Activity

Cooking Class

Toucan Spanish Activity



Enhance your journey with add-on weekend or afternoon activities. Choose a group or private tour to round off your Cali experience. Experience Cali like a local:
  • Cali City Tour

    Get your hips moving and immerse yourself in the rhythms of Colombia with an introductory salsa classes.
  • Comuna 13 Tour:

    Explore the rich flavors of Colombian coffee with our guided tasting sessions.
  • Coffee Farm Tour

    Delight your taste buds with a sampling of Colombia's diverse and delicious fruits.
  • Football Tour:

    Start your day with an authentic Paisa breakfast, complete with local specialties.
  • Street Food Tour:

    Unleash your inner superstar and join us for a fun-filled evening of karaoke.
  • Santa Fe de Antioquia Tour

    Connect with locals and fellow students at our rooftop café for an evening of language practice and cultural exchange.
Spanish Student Accommodation Cali
Cali Spanish School Accommodation


Cali provides a wide range of accommodation options to suit every preference and budget, from cozy hostels and boutique hotels to private apartments and shared living spaces.

We offer several accommodation choices alongside the school and can provide recommendations based on your specific needs. Check out our accommodation options here.


Cali and Medellin are both incredible destinations, each offering a unique atmosphere and charm.

If your interests lean more towards experiencing the epicenter of salsa dancing, a warmer climate, and a city with a strong Afro-Colombian heritage, Cali is your go-to destination. Known as the "Salsa Capital of the World" Cali offers an energetic cultural scene where music and dance are integral to daily life. This vibrant atmosphere is perfect for those looking to combine Spanish lessons with dance lessons, offering a deeply cultural local experience that goes beyond the classroom.

Cali's vibrant gastronomy, reflecting its rich cultural diversity, presents a unique chance for language learners to enhance their Spanish skills whilst exploring local culinary traditions.

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