Sexytheque NYE Party
The organisers of last year's runaway New Year's Eve success are back for more in 2014 with plans for the hottest NYE party in Cartagena, Sexy Techno.
Organised by Rodo Dager and Gero Baasile, you can expect this notorious shindig to be the booziest and schmooziest of options for New Year's Eve options for 2014.
As well as the lure of a good-looking crowd, the open bar at Sexy Techno, by the same organisers of last year's runaway success, Garden of Delights, makes this celebration one of the most attractive of options for hard-drinking party animals looking to soak up the rum and fun well into the early hours.
Eat before you get there because there's nothing on the menu other than whisky, vodka, beer, rum, champagne, some ice cream and plenty of good-hearted debauchery.
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A Very Bubbly NYE Boat Party
Take in the fireworks at midnight from the luxury of Cartagena's biggest and most luxurious yacht. Enjoy Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial on tap and the company of a cut-above crowd of hooked up locals and their jet-setting friends.
This very bubbly boat party promises to be the most exclusive of floating soirees this New Year's Eve. All aboard for a spectacular fireworks display and some high-class debauchery.
Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy has chartered the largest yacht in Cartagena for the high season and promises to throw a spectacular evening of water-bound luxury with plenty of fizz.
With food by Peruvian restaurant Brujas de Cartagena, plenty of premium drinks on tap and a few spectacular surprises this should be a truly sparkling way to see in the New Year.
- A bottle of Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial, or a bottle of spirits - Glenmorangie or Jack Daniel's whisky, Belvedere Vodka, Patrón Tequilla (per couple)
- A luxurious Peruvian seafood and sushi buffet by Brujas de Cartagena
- Transport from your hotel to the quay
- Music, dancing and a little floating frottage
- Fireworks from the best spot in town
- DJ until well into the early hours
- A complimentary hat and sunglasses
- Party Tricks
Extra premium drinks. There's Krug Grande Cuvée, Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot and Hennessy Cognac.
Who Will Enjoy
Well-dressed partiers that like the finer things in life
A high-class attitude. Dress smart or you won't be allowed on.
The boat leaves at 22.00. Be on it or miss all the fun.
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New Year Mardi Gras
Bourbon Street, the biggest and brashest bar on Plaza Santo Domingo, has a prized spot for some al fresco New Year’s eve dining, live music and an open bar well into the early hours.
The owners of this popular, Louisiana-style speakeasy like to party like it's Carnival every day of the year and New Year's Eve is clearly no exception.
With balconies looking down on the Plaza Santo Domingo, the busiest of Cartagena's principal plazas on New Year's Eve this promises to be one of the biggest parties in town and a great option to soak up the unique street party atmosphere.
The festivities run well into the early hours with an open bar, all-you-can eat festive buffet and bands pumping out live music that will keep a young, lively crowd dancing on the tables well into 2015.
* A 3-course meal (all you can eat buffet)
* Champagne toast at midnight
* Grapes at Midnight
* Glasses and Hats, beads and other Carnival fancy dress
* All you can drink
A BUFFET FIT FOR A KING
Starter: (subject to change)
2 Cheese Fingers, 2 Chicken Wings, 2 King Prawns
Pork chop / Steak
Coconut Rice / Almond Rice
Green Salad with 3 Vinaigrettes
Mushroom, wine, prunes, pineapple or apple sauces
King Cake Mardi Gras
Salsa-licious Cafe Havana NYE
Cafe Havana is upping sticks for the evening for a salsa-licious night at the Convention Center, a pop-up salsa club in an immense space that will delight a twinkle-toed crowd.
What TO EXPECT
Cafe Havana is too small to host its glittering New Year's Eve lineup so the iconic salsa joint has commandeered the Convention Center for its biggest night of the year.
They are planning a Salsa-themed New Year's Eve party that promises to be one of the highlights of the season. The Toca Tus Sentidos group have been organising holiday fun for a young, glam crowd in Cartagena for ten years with their flagship party, Gavanna, throwing one of the biggest parties of the year every January.
* Big Band Salsa Music from legendary Cuban and Miami outfits
that include: Los Van Van, Aymee Nuviola, Los Jubiliados
* Rooftop firework display
* Lots of salsa dancing with a musical crowd
* Drinks are extra
Cartagena Street Party
One of the best ways to bring in the New Year in Cartagena is to rock up to the myriad street parties taking place throughout the historic center of the city.
Almost every available street is overtaken by the best businesses in town. For its position in close proximity to the Plaza Santo Domingo and for the friendly staff and live Son and Salsa music, the special evening organised by Palo Santo Restaurante is also a great evening for all the family.
The street party that happens on Plaza San Diego is another mainstay of New Year's Eve in Cartagena. It's bring your own with no food or drink but there's great music and a euphoric atmosphere.
To go off-the-beaten track and get real with the locals hit Getsemani, the land of the 'pico' giant sound systems that will be blaring out salsa well into the afternoon of New Year's Day.Find a Table