Rozo

Rozo is a small town about 40 minutes from Cali, Colombia. There’s nothing of interest in the town, but there are a few places to swim and have a relaxing day.

 

Siga La Vaca

We spent a day at Siga La Vaca, which is a waterpark resort featuring a restaurant, pools, and hotel. Entrance for the day is COP$30,000 for adults and COP$20,000 for children (as of January 2018). The entrance fee is deductible from any meals purchased, so if your meal costs COP$38,000, you pay COP$8,000 in the end.

Siga la Vaca in Rozo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Siga La Vaca

Grounds at Siga la Vaca in Rozo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Grounds

Before and after lunch, we spent some time at the pools. There’s a small pool with a waterfall and a shallow kid’s pool. Both were clean and the water temperature was perfect for the hot day.

Pool at Siga la Vaca in Rozo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Pool

Kid's pool at Siga la Vaca in Rozo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Kid’s pool

For lunch, we had baby beef. It came with a plantain, baked potato, and salad. The sides were great but the steak didn’t taste very fresh. At the end of the day, including the entrance fee, we paid COP$100,000 for the two of us.

Restaurant at Siga la Vaca in Rozo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Restaurant

Baby beef at Siga la Vaca in Rozo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Baby beef

Other waterparks you can visit are Tardes Caleñas (much bigger and more expensive but with slides and bumper boats) and El Alba (much smaller and more private). Our original plan was to visit El Alba, but it was closed for the day.

 

Parador de Rozo

If you’re just passing through Rozo, a great place to stop and eat is Parador de Rozo. They serve an excellent fiambre, which is several types of meat, rice, potato, and egg, served in a plantain leaf. A single order costs COP$23,000 while a fiambre for two is COP$38,000 (as of January 2018). There are other traditional Colombian dishes on the menu as well.

Fiambre at Parador de Rozo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Fiambre at Parador de Rozo

 

Getting There

To get to Rozo, any bus heading north from Cali going “via Rozo” can let you off directly in front of where you need to go, except El Alba.

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