New Years Eve 2014 in Lima
Let’s celebrate New Years Eve 2014 in Lima – In Lima, Peru, New Year’s Eve isn’t just about the party, it’s about starting 2014 of by being connected to the right food, and by the right food we mean following Peru’s NYE traditions that include eating Peruvian foods like 12 grapes (making wishes for the New Year), carrying lentils in your pockets which are just part of the traditions that are said to bring prosperity and good fortune.
New Years Eve in Lima, image by: nileguide.com
Another NYE tradition in Peru is to run around a block carrying a suitcase which is believed to mean you’ll be granted the gift of traveling somewhere exciting in the New Year. New Years Eve 2014 in Lima is sure to include these traditions and more along with the usual parties in the city and fun on the areas beaches.
Best Parties and Fireworks NYE 2014 in Lima:
In Lima celebrating NYE in the streets isn’t as common as it is in other cities or countries but there are lots of places that will bring in the New Year in a bit way. A great place to celebrate is LarcoMar, nestled along the Miraflores district sea walk. LarcoMar is a mega complex of food, entertainment and shopping, built into the cliff side, with the popular JW Marriott Hotel just across the street.
History buffs will also enjoy the Miraflores district as it has several historical sites including the Pucllana Temple (Huaca Pucllana). An adobe ceremonial center Pucllana Temple dates back to the cultural height of the city’s history, around 500 A.D. A significant amount of the site has been carefully restored and excavations have continued to unearth ancient artifacts including burial sites.
Lima’s Barranco neighborhood, dating back to the 19th century, offers a unique casual charm, offering beautiful water views, lots of restaurants and bars and the Bridge of Sighs, a charming wooden structure that spans the Bajada de Baños, the stone pathway that leads down to the Pacific and through Barranco, a great way to spend time prior to bringing in the new year.
The Ovalo Gutierrez district in Miraflores offers a wealth of New Years Eve activities that include all the shopping and food court venues you would expect in shopping malls and big cities as well as nightlife venues, movie theaters and accommodations. The Ovalo Gutierrez district is the perfect place to celebrate New Years Eve 2014 in Lima.
December through April is considered summer in Peru so spending NYE along South Lima’s coastal district of Asia and enjoy as many as 30 beaches is a great way to bring in the New Year. There are several discos and nightclubs in the area as well as a number of Lima’s most popular restaurants and shops.
Accommodations for New Years Eve 2014 in Lima:
There are a number of hotel accommodations that are sure to make your New Years Eve 2014 in Lima holiday an exceptional one. Popular hotel choices include the NM Lima Hotel, the Radisson Decapolis Miraflores, JW Marriott Hotel Miraflores, Plaza del Bosque Hotel and Plaza del Bosque Hotel. There are also bed and breakfast lodgings, vacation apartment rentals and even hostels, some with kitchen facilities available. No matter where you choose to stay it’s a good idea to book in advance.
Happy NYE 2014 in Lima