alternative New Year’s Eve on the Costa del Sol

Where has this year gone? Christmas is nearly here and New Year’s Eve is hot on its heels. What are your plans for the most important party night of the year?

If you’re still deciding and are getting fed up with the crowds, hype and silly prices, then how about getting away from the New Year madness to celebrate in Spain?

We love New Year’s Eve on the Costa del Sol, as there’s something for everyone, whether you want a chilled out winter getaway or want to hit the dance floor. Here are four great ways to spend it, under our sunny skies.

Have a house party with a difference

There are many house parties going on over New Year, but what about getting your mates together in a luxury holiday home for a winter getaway? If you have a group of friends clubbing together off peak, you could afford an amazing luxury villa including bar area, games room, gym, tennis courts and even heated swimming pool. Now that’s what I call bringing in the New Year in style!

This five bedroom villa in Mijas Costa just 600 meters from the beach has amazing facilities including a private pool and hot tub, outdoor bar area, games room, games consoles and two kitchens! You could spend Christmas and New Year here for just 60€ per person, per night.

Try an active New Year Break

If all the New Year fuss leaves you cold, take advantage of the sunshine and warm winters here on the Costa del Sol to have an active break. Imagine hiking up La Concha mountain on New Year’s Eve and rewarding yourself with a delicious meal in the evening to welcome 2018. How about playing golf on New Year ’s Day under sunny skies, or hiring a bike and riding along the seafront promenade for lunch with a view? It’s all there for you! You can rent a great holiday home right on the fairways and choose from over 70 golf courses for a round, it’s a wonderful time of year for a golf holiday.

Hit the clubs!

It’s not all about rest and relaxation, there are also some awesome parties going on over the festive period, particularly in Puerto Banus and also in the funky beachside bars and restaurants along the coast. Nikki Beach’s new winter concept Nikki Privé is holding a great New Year’s Eve party from 8 to late in Elviria which offers glitz and glam in a stunning location. Claro in Estepona is offering a delicious five course menu followed by a great DJ so you can dance the night away right by the beach. La Sala in Banus promises the best live music acts and always has an awesome atmosphere and they are doing a selection of canapés and free bar between 8.30 and 11pm for 90€ per person. Many more parties will be announced in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!

Join the locals for grapes

Finally, if you want the true Spanish experience, eat late at your holiday home and head down to the main town square around 11.30pm. Loads of people descend down there just before midnight with 12 grapes in their hands and eat one grape per chime of the clock, enjoy the fireworks and then hit the bars and clubs. If you’re holidaying in Marbella, head to either Orange Square or down to the port area and you’ll be sure of a great atmosphere and fireworks at midnight.

The Costa del Sol is a great choice for Christmas and New Year getaways. If we can help you plan an unforgettable New Year in the sun, get in touch today and let us recommend the best places to stay and things to do. We have some properties which will offer short breaks over the winter, so if you want to visit over the New Year weekend please contact us and ask for our list of properties with availability in the area you love.