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 centres 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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Don your space-aged jodhpurs and get ready to spray champagne, Formula 1 style as Cartagena's Wild Brunch kicks off the New Years Eve week in true hedonistic style. With vintage champagne chilling on ice and a jet-set crowd to boogie with, this is set to be your wildest day of 2017.
Price: From USD$75 / person
VIP tables: Start from USD$950 (for a table inside for 10 people)
Get into the Caribbean groove with a sun-soaked party in the islands. Early birds arriving in the city ahead of the high season antics will be skipping town for a drunken celebration in Cholon followed by an after-party at one of the city's uplifting beach clubs.
This Reggaeton-flavoured regatta in the idyllic waters around Baru, an island paradise just 45-minutes from Cartagena is what a Caribbean winter is all about.
We'll stock the boat with plenty of booze and a fun-loving crowd to help kick start your high season frolics like a fiesta legend.
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.
Celebrate the last night of 2018 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$45
Break the ice on a private speedboat with free-flowing booze, a reggae ton soundtrack and local revellers. It’s impossible to rent your own boat, this is the busiest day of the year on the islands. So jump onto our boat instead!
Price: $235 per person (includes hotel pick up, transport, unlimited beer, concierge services)
Join us for a very special day trip on our 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 a off-the-radar beach club for a fresh fish lunch.
Price: USD$79 per person (includes transport, lunch, welcome drink)
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.
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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