Cauca is a department of Colombia.
- Popayan : Capital of the department, famous for its beautiful white colonial buildings.
- Tierradentro : Famous for its underground burial chambers that are an UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Isla Gorgona : This former prison island in the pacific ocean is now a nature reserve open for visitors. There is abundant wildlife like monkeys, snakes, whales and seaturtles. It offer excellent diving conditions.
There are airports in Popayán, Guapi and Timbiquí. Also the airport in Cali is close to the northern part of the department (Santander de Quilichao, Caloto, Puerto Tejada, etc).
Route 25 which runs north-south and is part of the PanAmerican Highway crosses Cauca and has major exits in Popayán.