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Bachelor Party Ideas

Postby RichieRich » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:59 pm

Hi all,

We are planning a bachelor party for a friend but we are tired with the traditional Vegas, New York, or Montreal trips. Ideally it would be a 3 or 4 night weekend somewhere that has a good party scene. It would be awesome if the price including flight from Toronto is kept under $1000.

Some of the places we were thinking about include Costa Rica, Brazil, etc. But I'm not sure if it's realistic considering the restriction on money spent.

Any ideas?

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Re: Bachelor Party Ideas

Postby Zuleika » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:04 pm

You mentioned Brazil - Rio was FANTASTIC - I went with 6 girl friends and we rocked that town! Brilliant times!
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Re: Bachelor Party Ideas

Postby TravelFun » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:09 pm

I second Brazil :P
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Re: Bachelor Party Ideas

Postby owena » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:10 pm

Not sure about the cost from Toronto but what about New Orleans - real good time to be had there
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Re: Bachelor Party Ideas

Postby kris_nyc » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:17 pm

Iceland! 5.5 hours from Toronto and you can get a flight for as low as $500 after the summer. Depends when the party will be though; I wouldn't suggest going in the winter, since it's too dark and snowy/rainy.

Rio would be perfect if you can swing it, but flight alone is usually $750 to over $1000. New Orleans is a great suggestion.

Dublin? Miami? Cancun?
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Re: Bachelor Party Ideas

Postby thecakeisalie » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:49 pm

What time of year? New Orleans just screams "bachelor party", but the heat/humidity in summer is brutal. Costa Rica is also doable, flights during summer are usually pretty cheap, not as much of a party scene as an outdoorsy scene, but don't tell that to a Tico! Plenty of fun to be had at night just about anywhere, I would imagine.
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Re: Bachelor Party Ideas

Postby Reditor » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:29 pm

Some different options below...agree with all other posts so far, but Brazil is a stretch, you'd be flying for 1/3rd of your time. If you consider Brazil then you have to consider 1/2 of Europe too.

What about....
East coast Moncton or St John's
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Re: Bachelor Party Ideas

Postby sinecure » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:33 pm

If your in Toronto, I know there's a few flights to Cuba. That might an option.
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Re: Bachelor Party Ideas

Postby Zuleika » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:14 pm

Beaches of Mexico are great party places
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Re: Bachelor Party Ideas

Postby IncaTrail50 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:16 am

New Orleans is a great idea! Fly from Buffalo, though. Last time we went we saved $200 per TICKET by flying from Buffalo rather than Toronto. Sheesh! The taxes here are killers on flight costs. That'll buy you an extra night and a few drinks, and a swamp tour, and a...well you get the idea!
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Re: Bachelor Party Ideas

Postby RichieRich » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:25 am

Awesome feedback! I love you guys! Those are some great suggestions. I would do all of those places but unfortunately the group is restricted by the almighty dollar. Ideally flight and accomodations would be under $1000 for a five day weekend (although we might be able to do 7 days if the costs made sense).

The list so far (because I love lists):

Rio in Brazil
Desirable but might be too expensive. Party scene would be great.

New Orleans
Near the top of the list with costs being manageable. Is it just a drunken free for all if we go during Mardi Gras? Is there more to do?

Iceland
Very interesting. Would it be a good destination for 8 guys to let loose?

Dublin
Another interesting choice but some in the group have already been.

Mexico, Cancun, Cuba, Bermuda, Trinidad
Great places but we go on a large group beach trip every December so we'd lean towards something else.

Miami
Possible option but again, some of the guys have been.

Costa Rica
Seems like a cool place but not sure if there is a party scene. What part of Costa Rica would we fly into?

Colombia
Interesting. Is there a party scene? Where would we fly into?
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Re: Bachelor Party Ideas

Postby Zuleika » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:47 pm

Iceland - check out the alcohol prices before you go - it has always been well known that the prices were crippling - ie 9-10 US dollars for a beer! BUT their economy crashed in a major way so it is reportedly much cheaper now. That alone could kill a party!!!
What time of year do you go? Winter would be awesome!

I have been looking at Costa Rica for a visit myself - seems their is a big party scene on its beaches (and surfing scene is big) - which your ruling out? Other things to do in CR are for me - the ZIP lining - which looks awesome, the volcano trekking and the National Parks look amazing.
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Re: Bachelor Party Ideas

Postby TravelFun » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:51 pm

I was looking into Iceland in July and it is NOT cheap...even with the collapsed economy the prices are still very high. As Zuleika mentioned the food & especially drinks are expensive and not great for a bachelor party unless you intend to stay dry :P

Rio as a city is very cheap...I don't know the flight prices from Toronto but do look into it. You can keep the costs low if you get an apartment in a local area just slightly away from Copacabana!
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Re: Bachelor Party Ideas

Postby kris_nyc » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:45 am

A beer in Iceland is about US$5. I went in October, and found the prices to be comparable to those in New York. Prices are also very seasonal - if you go between June and August or on big holidays like New Year, airfare and hotels are 2 to 3 times more expensive than they are during the rest of the year.

I actually didn't find Rio to be cheap at all, probably because I had just came from Argentina. Buenos Aires has tons of bars, clubs and restaurants, and everything is half to a third of price that they are in Rio. There's no beach, but there is a ferry to Punta del Este in Uruguay if you want some beach time.
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Re: Bachelor Party Ideas

Postby Zuleika » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:56 pm

ooo yes - I LOVED BA too - great place and very cosmopolitan - defo worth a look.
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