From the best parties and dinners to the most luxurious houses, here is everything you need to know about New Year in Cartagena - The lowdown on how to enjoy New Year's Eve in Cartagena

Cartagena New Year's EveFrom the best parties and dinners to the most luxurious houses, here is everything you need to know about New Year in Cartagena

Cartagena is where its at to see in 2017 in style. Better start planning though, it’s going to be packed. With each passing year, Cartagena’s NYE buzz and the year-end party spirit just gets bigger and better. 

If you want to do New Year in Cartagena in true, effortless Caribbean fashion, pitching up last minute and expecting things to fall in place is a big no no. Like most of the world’s hottest New Year destinations, getting organized is key to making the most of the biggest night of the year.

Cartagena’s best colonial houses, luxury vacation rentals and villas get booked out as early as January (many revellers book the house up on their way to the airport, knowing full well that they’ll be back next year). Likewise the biggest boats get bagged months in advance, booking dinner at one of Cartagena’s best restaurants or getting onto the guest-list of the city’s top New Year’s Eve parties can prove beyond even the most hooked up of your Cartagena amigos.

That’s where This Is Cartagena steps in, we’re on hand to help take the stress out of organizing an unforgettable New Year in Colombia’s undisputed party capital.

Check out our useful guide filled with tips on how to get your end of year party shizzle together quick sharp, or, if you really want this New Year to be the best New Year celebration ever, drop us a line and we’ll help plan the ultimate NYE itinerary for you and your crew.

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Top NYE Parties

Top NYE Parties
This city sure is pretty and there’s an abundance of spectacular settings to see in the New Year in Cartagena. Finding the hottest spot to party harder than you have done all year is where we come in.

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Best NYE Feasts

Best NYE Feasts
A fabulous meal is a wonderful way to say goodbye to what’s been a whirlwind year and there are some delicious, gourmet spreads being cooked up by Cartagena’s top chefs. Our favourite Cartagena restaurants get booked out fast on New Year's Eve, so if you want your last meal of 2016, to be your best meal of the year you are going to need some assistance.

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
“Where to watch the fireworks in Cartagena on New Year’s Eve?” is a popular question in the build up to New Year in Cartagena. There are plenty of top spots to appreciate the stellar display of firecrackers lighting up the Caribbean sky.

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Recovery in the Islands

Recovery in the Islands
One of the reasons Cartagena is such a world class New Year’s Eve destination is the city’s stellar hangover cure. Nothing beats a NYE come-down quite like a dip in the aquamarine Caribbean. Our favourite Caribbean pick-me-up recipe normally takes two days.

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Pre- and After-NYE Parties

Pre- and After-NYE Parties
Each year, New Year’s Eve extends itself even further into Cartagena’s day and nightlife calendar with a host of pre- and after-parties built with the party crowd in mind. The Storyland Dance Music Festival is the biggest of the bunch but there are some other high profile parties worth adding to your schedule.

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Finding a Place to Stay

Finding a Place to Stay
You really need to start your search for somewhere to stay in Cartagena over New Year in January. The city’s stunning stock of colonial villas get snapped up fast and finding somewhere in the heart of town is complicated.

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The Ultimate NYE Experience

The Ultimate NYE Experience
If you want New Year’s Eve in Cartagena to go smoothly and don’t want to miss out on a second of the festive fun, you will need to enlist a little local support. Our talented team of local travel experts are on-the-ground dedicated to organizing your perfect itinerary. From families to fun-lovers we’re here to help plan the perfect New Year’s Eve experience for you.

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