New Year’s Eve: The World’s best cities to celebrate
The beginning of a new year is that rare date when the whole world comes together to celebrate! You may think it is too early to start to plan your New Year’s destination, but December is only 3 months away and if you want to have a spectacular celebration, anticipation is your best friend.
If you like to travel and to celebrate, check out this list of the cities that must be considered to kiss 2016 good bye and to ring in 2017:
- Cancun, Mexico
Of course my hometown is on the top of my list! No, this is not nepotism, just let me talk about the warm weather, the turquoise sea where you can swim during day, and then at night dress up for amazing nightclubs that welcome you to their New Year’s Eve parties. So, on December 31st, go to the Party Center of the Hotel Zone (Blvd. Kukulcan Km 9.5) where Mandala, La Vaquita, and The City, the top nightclubs in town, are located. This area will be crowded by partyholics that will dance the night away until it is time to move to the unique ocean front after party hosted by Mandala Beach Club.
Another point in favor of Cancun is its closeness to Playa del Carmen, you might have never been in Mexico before, but I am sure you have heard about this little town and how every NYE is really really crowded from the 15th Avenue to the ocean… Only the experts know that you must start to party early, stay close to your favorite spot -or you will never arrive there- and that booking in advance is the only way to get access to the NYE Parties in Playa del Carmen.
Choosing between Cancun or Playa is a very difficult decision, but whatever you choose of them will be a smart decision.
- Madrid, Spain
Madrid is a very beautiful city, its architecture, museums and food are magnificent. On NYE before midnight the tradition dictates a homely celebration, swallow 12 lucky grapes and toast with wine roaring “Feliz Año Nuevo”… But after 12:01 the bars suddenly open their doors, the young partyholics crowd the streets (Puerta del Sol square is the place to go) and the party begins!
An amazing thing is that as Madrid is a very cosmopolitan city, at the same party you may dance flamenco and then some electronic beats. At the end of your celebration, and before go back to your hotel, get some deep-fried churros and warm chocolate –you can thank me later for this tip-.
- Goa, India
Asia is an exotic location to spend New Year’s Eve, but if this is your choice, you must considerer Goa, because this little state in southwest India -with never ending beaches- is the place where all the celebrities escape to party without being bothered by paparazzis, so you may rub shoulders with Zac Efron, Rihanna or -new single- Calvin Harris. The place to go is Anjuna Beach, which is surrounded by bamboo forest, all partyholics and backpackers dance around the bonfires and at midnight fireworks announce the beginning of the New Year.
If a hippie celebration is not your style, the hotels and clubs at Goa also offer NYE parties.
- Bangkok, Thailand
Let´s stay in Asia for our 4th city on the list: Bangkok. Thais love parties and actually celebrate the New Year twice (Thai-Chinese New Year in April). On December 31st, you can enjoy a rooftop dinner, while the fireworks display near to the river. Then you can move to Bangkok’s famous nightclubs to dance the night away according to the beats of international DJ´s.
A magic spot for New Year’s countdown is Central World (the equivalent of Times Square in New York), where crowds are awaiting the New Year, while live bands and DJs are playing. You must try as much snacks as you can from the snack stalls, they are flavored and tasty!
- Copenhagen, Denmark
If when you hear Denmark and NYE all that you can think is a swanky ball you will have a huge surprise, because the 3 things that dominate New Year´s Eve in Copenhagen are: drunk partyholics + fireworks + more drunk partyholics!
What most of Danish people do is to attend a dinner with family and friends and to choose a party to crash later… The real party lovers will be at the Hall Square ready to pop the champagne bottles and to hug and snog strangers at midnight!
These are the most fabulous New Year’s destinations for partyholics! I didn´t list New York, Las Vegas, Rio de Janeiro or Sidney, because I wanted to present you some alternatives to the classic –except Cancun, this city is a NYE basic-. But for sure this year, thanks to Snapchat we will see the biggest parties across the globe, and I really hope to see that your snaps are from Cancun or Playa del Carmen, even better from one of our parties, which you can book now with up to 20% OFF HERE.