As many countries around the world prepare to celebrate New Year’s Eve in a few days, you might be surprised by some of the different customs you can enjoy when choosing a Tripwix getaway to welcome the New Year.
Take a look below and choose how you’d like to spend New Year’s Eve next year. Remember to add “book getaways in advance” to your New Year’s resolutions to secure the best of the best vacation rentals!
Fireworks on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
So, fireworks may be a staple of most New Year’s Eve celebrations worldwide, but there’s something truly magical about watching a colourful pyrotechnic show from a luxury yacht anchored a few meters from Puerto Vallarta’s famed boardwalk Malecon. Not only does the brightly lit boardwalk look absolutely stunning from the water, but all along the length of Banderas Bay, fireworks erupt like colorful fire-fountains.
Allow Neptuno’s fabulous staff to top your glasses throughout the night and tempt you with amuse-bouche or a gourmet meal as you welcome the New Year.
Raisins or Grapes to Go with Your Champagne
Many people are aware of the New Year’s Eve tradition of eating 12 grapes, one at each stroke of midnight. This is a popular tradition in Spain and many Latin American countries. However, did you know that in Portugal, the tradition is with raisins? Thankfully, the countries seem to agree that sparkling wine or champagne is the best accompaniment.
Trust local ambassador Elena Domecq to recommend the best tipple to join your grapes when celebrating the new year in the heart of Andalusia, Spain. If raisins are more your thing, imagine yourself in Alentejo, Portugal enjoying a 12 course meal in an 18th century dining room at Casa Santiago. Local ambassador and owner of Casa Santiago, Francisco Lobo de Vasconellos can share stories about the manor house that has been in his family for centuries.
White Nights Party in Punta Mita, Mexico
The Punta Mita White Nights New Year’s Eve Party is becoming quite the tradition for residents and lucky guests renting villas inside the Punta Mita development. This year, the Kupuri Beach Club hosts the end of year event. It starts at 7pm with cocktails by the pool followed by a lavish dinner by Chef Pérsico. The party continues until 3am with DJ and live stations serving tacos and churros. Guests arrive in their most creative white outfits. Reservations necessary ($).
Alternatively, allow Tripwix to tailor a unique and totally private New Year’s Eve event in the luxury villa of your choice, Imagine enjoying an exclusive Cirque du Soleil show devised especially for you and your companions. Or perhaps savour the creations of a private chef. What can be more exclusive than allowing us to create a custom-made experience based on the theme of your choice?
Douro Valley New Year’s Cruising in Portugal
For something completely different, take a river cruise in the Douro Valley to welcome the New Year. Toast with Porto wine selected for you by our local ambassador and head winemaker at the Quinta do Crasto winery, Manuel Lobo. Or, why not head out on the Pipadouro and enjoy a fabulous cruise and dinner accompanied by the boat’s owner?
Chinese New Year at Careyes in Mexico
Costa Careyes in Mexico likes to do things differently. Besides celebrating New Year’s Eve on December 31st in this exclusive paradise, the Chinese New Year is one of its most renowned events. Next year, Costa Careyes will welcome the Year of the Pig on February 3rd supported by a European Polo event that begins on January 30th. Why not stay for the whole month lapping up the luxuries in one of our favourite homes in Careyes, Quinto Sol? Our local ambassador, Vivian Dean will attend to all those details that make your getaway unlike anything you have experienced before.
New Year Starts in July in Riviera Maya, Mexico!
Well, almost! For the ancient Mayan people observing the Haab calendar, the New Year begins not on January 1st, but July 26th following El Día Fuera del Tiempo (Day Out of Time). Many of the Mayan archeological sites will host special events to mark this significant date. Other important dates include: the summer and winter solstices on June 21/22 and December 21/22 and the equinoxes on March 21/22 and September 21/22.
Our local ambassador in Riviera Maya and Tulum, Anna Schriemer, can arrange all kinds of cultural encounters. From private temazcal sweat lodge rituals to customised tours to Mayan archeological sites and cenote sink-holes.
For more information about planning a New Year getaway, please contact us today.
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