Even though summer is just picking up here in Buenos Aires, we’re already making our New Year’s Eve plans. Warm weather, white sand beaches and wild parties all sums up the New Year in South America. Lucky for you, we’ve put together the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style. Pack your bags and head to one of these fabulous New Year’s Eve destinations:
1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Life is a constant party in Rio, where New Year’s celebrations last long into the night. And the next night. Head to one of Rio’s many beaches to ring in the New Year. Copacabana Beach boasts spectacular fireworks displays and wild beachside parties. If you’re looking for a different vibe, head to beautiful and less crowded Ipanema Beach. Rio is definitely the destination to celebrate New Year in South America.
Get in on the fun in Punta del Este, where this beach town lives up to the hype, vying with Rio for sexiest seaside escape in South America. Take advantage of this short-lived but high-energy peak season (late-December to February) and ring in the New Year with new friends.
Sophisticated and sleek, Buenos Aires boasts some of the hottest nightlife, and it’s no different on New Year’s Eve. Argentina’s most cosmopolitan city goes big, whether it’s a long dinner with friends or raucous outdoor party. Get the best of both worlds and check out the New Year’s Eve party at The Oasis Clubhouse.
4. Valparaiso, Chile
A World Heritage Site that knows how to party, Valparaiso hosts the fantastic ‘New Year’s by the Sea’. Take in the natural beauty and architecture by day; navigate the overflowing streets and beaches by night. Wherever you are, you are guaranteed to have a front row seat to the stunning fireworks display.
5. Florianópolis, Brazil
Go all out at this beachside city where they play hard and party harder. Named by The New York Times as ‘The Party Destination of the Year’ in 2009, the scene has only gotten bigger and better.
6. Cartagena, Colombia
You can expect glamour and elegance in this ancient walled city. Bask in the luxurious nightlife of this coastal town as long dinners spill onto the street and salsa dance your way into the New Year.Argentina, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Cartagena, Colombia, Rio de Janeiro