Cartagena is filled with a host of amazing things to do during New Year's Eve Week. We've cherry picked the best things to do over the festive period.
To help keep track with what's going on we've put together a one-stop shop calendar for the hottest happenings in the city's scintillating bars, restaurants, cultural centers as well as a selection of Cartagena's best pop-up parties, craft fairs, live music venues, festivals, art exhibitions, workshops, movies and dance schools.
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Learn how to cook some Colombian culinary classics, with a deliciously comforting hecho en casa feel, in a 3-hour cooking class at one of the city’s top restaurants.
Under the expert tutelage of an international chef and a team of strong-willed Caribbean women, you’ll be cooking, tasting, feeling (and even singing) the restaurant’s unique approach to local cooking.
This tour is about learning from local experts which Cartagena bar knows how to make a killer cocktail and discovering the weird and wonderful ingredients that go into some of the city's tastiest tipples. The tour starts at 17:30.
If you want your last meal of the year to be the best meal of the year then we've put together a selection of Cartagena's finest culinary offerings and a couple of select places that won't be too hard on the budget. Take your pick of a plump bunch of tasty New Year's Eve feast options.
Price: Feasts from USD$165
Celebrate the last night of 2019 in Caribbean style with a feast, fireworks and fiesta session at one of Cartagena’s top night haunts. We only promote the best parties in the city. Read our What’s Happening Events Page for up-to-the-minute info on the glitziest soirees.
Price: Parties from USD$75
Whilst the rest of the world does Netflix and Chill, creative out-of-towners from Bogota head for a hangover recovery session at the beach.
Ease your headache with a few shots of rum, re-energize your rum-riddled bellies with some comfort food and let it all hang out on a giant sun bed.
The music gets pumped up at the beach for those that want to keep up the NYE buzz.
Price: From USD$79 (includes transport, lunch and a welcome drink)
Boats leave from 10:30
Join the crowds for a very special day in the islands on your own private luxury private speedboat.
A bilingual concierge will take you island hopping around the Rosario, where you can snorkel, swim and chill on the best beaches spots before sunbathing at an off-the-radar beach club for a fresh fish lunch.
Price: From USD$900
Enjoy the greenest, smartest and healthiest way to take in the historic charm of Cartagena's old town. Weave your way through Cartagena’s picture postcard streets on a two-wheel adventure that takes in the very best of Cartagena with a certified tour guide on hand to answer all your questions.
Cartagena's plazas and churches combine wonderfully with the sounds of Chopin and Mozart. Enjoy some of the free concerts at one of the most celebrated musical events in the world - Cartagena’s International Music Festival.
The quintessential experience for anyone who appreciates the beauty found in classical music, this event stretches over 10 days with free concerts every day in the Plaza San Pedro.
Thinking of what’s ahead? Our team of social butterflies have their ear on the ground for all the most important events that make up Cartagena’s packed yearly calendar.
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