Carnival 2013

Discussion in 'Living in Cancun' started by V, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. V

    V I can choose my own title Registered Member

    Apr 2, 2009
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    Cancun, Centro
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    This week is Carnival Week. While it ain't Rio, it's nice in its own way in that it gives the local people a chance to dress in crazy costumes and strut their stuff. It's a joyous event with men, women and children participating, applying their imagination to costumes and floats.

    Local businesses have not yet gotten into the Carnival game much, and the hotels seem to have given it a pass, but it's better this year than last, and Cancun could one day have a Carnival to rival Veracruz, if not Rio.

    The development of the Malecon has enhanced the venue for this annual event.
  2. SamCancun

    SamCancun Guru Registered Member

    Aug 18, 2007
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    Sorry we went on Saturday night and I thought it was pretty bad for a carnival! The council of Cancun couldn't organize an orgy in a brothel! What an awful place to put the stage, people were just crammed into a little triangle unable to see and not much was happening anyway, this was 8 o'clock at night. The stage should have been in front of the water, that would have been a decent view as well and could fit people all the way across. Did you have any idea what was on and when?

    The floats were very poor, like you say 'it ain't Rio', it's not notting hill either or even the boat float parade in tiny Hythe in Kent! Malceon was a good idea for having the floats go down the long road but the rest of it was a mess and the fair was also crammed into a corner and the prices were a bit steep for Mexico (or maybe i'm just getting old and can't remember how much i used to pay to go on a ride, 50p i think but that was probably 18 years ago! LOL!)

    Don't get me wrong, we had a nice night, the beer was pretty cheap, 35 pesos for a liter, 45 for a litre of ojo rojo and i think the food options were cheapish too. The kids loved the fair but we avoided the cruelty box with the anacondas, spider-lady and 14 footed chicken (or something like that).
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