Obando, a town of navigators
Obando is located in the northern part of the Valle del Cauca, between the Cauca River plain and the Andes’ Central Mountain Range. A beautiful territory, which paints its skies and landscapes with different shades, depending on the time of day and the time of year, since the main economic activity in this area is agriculture. Its color palette consists of: sugar cane green, papaya orange, chili red and even cotton white.
The Cauca River is very special for the inhabitants of these lands because its waters move one of the old slabs, which by means of pulleys, a cable and of course the current, generates a shortcut to reach the town of Toro. There is room for everyone on the boat, even if you are in a car, truck or tractor. For tourists, the river is exciting and charming, because it is possible to raft, one of the activities carried out by the ancestors of this region.
Going through the variant that reaches the town of Obando will be enough to wake your appetite. The aromas coming from the restaurants will take you by the hand to enter and taste their gastronomic delights, among them the beans, very common in the northern area of the department due to the influence and proximity to Caldas and Antioquia. Here you will also find the famous 'fiambres', which will leave you satisfied and full until the next day.
"The Biennial is a trip to discover new worlds and also to be discovered and seduced by new movements, lenguages and imaginaries to think about dancing as a way to express our emotions" says Amparo Sinisterra de Carvajar, president of the 2nd Biennial.
This is the Pacific festival, in which the most importat thing is to highlight the gastronomy, the folk music and the traditions of this region in Valle del Cauca. It is an awesome experience for the locals and of course for the visitors who want to dive into this culture.
This is one of the most important and traditional festivals in Colombia. In which the favorite attractions are the "Salsódromo", the "Cali viejo" carnival, the antique cars parade, the "Melómanos" meeting, the "Superconcierto" a really nice musical show, between other shows ans events.