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El Ingenio neighbourhood is located in the south of Cali, just north of Ciudad Jardin. It isn’t a very popular destination for tourists, probably because it’s farther south than most visitors go – unless, of course, they’re heading to Pance, in which case they bypass Ingenio completely anyway. 

El Ingenio is primarily residential, with many low-rises and a few taller apartment buildings. Along Calle 16 you’ll find a number of small restaurants and shops.

Ingenio’s most compelling draw is Parque del Ingenio, which seems to always be buzzing with activity. Families, couples, and individuals flock to the Parque, especially on weekends, to exercise along the trail that encircles the park, and enjoy some treats from the food trucks that park nearby.