The bullfights in Cali are held during the end of the year and coincide with the famous Feria de Cali. For a novice to the sport I highly recommend trying to look past the senseless killing of an animal and focus on the gracefulness of the matadors as they dance with the bulls around the ring. Also, speaking with locals to learn all the nuances of the sport will greatly enhance the experience. Colombian bullfight aficionados are as passionate about the sport as others might be about football or rugby.
And if going to the bullfight don’t forget to bring your own bota. The bota is a leather sack (or plastic these days) which you fill up with your beverage of choice. Cold Manzanilla – a sweet red wine – is the traditional drink to bring. Sharing the bota with the people seated next to you is definitely a quick way to make friends at a Colombian bullfight.
Bullfights last start at either 4:00 or 7:00 PM. Ticket prices range from 27,000 to over 200,000 COP depending on how far your row is from the action and whether you sit in the sun or shade. Tickets can be bought at the stadium same day but if you want the cheapest seats make sure to buy several days in advance.