I’m sure there are quite a lot of you who are in the same situation as me when it comes to planning the New Year’s Party: you just don’t know what to do. How about spending New Year’s in Spain then?
There’s a lot more to the country aside from the highlights of Spain we all know: bull fighting, seafood, flamenco and beaches. Spain is actually cheaper than most of the other Western European countries and is culturally diverse. However, don’t expect everyone to speak English.
Cheap flights to Spain are not that hard to find but if you plan to travel during the holidays, book the tickets in advance. The “madness” starts right before Christmas and ends after Three Kings’ Day (Dia de Los Reyes Magos) on 6th January. That’s the period when you either cannot find a flight or the prices are very high… unless you manage to find a good last minute deal.
The Spaniards really know how to party…starting from Christmas and until Three Kings’ Day the streets are lined with shops, lights and festive mood. Traditionally, locals spend the New Year’s Eve at home with the family. After the countdown, the youngsters usually flock to clubs and pubs to party all night long. The next day the stores are closed to you’d better stock up if you plan to stay in and enjoy the day.
Tip: pack new red lingerie and wear it on New Year’s Eve. It brings luck!