One of the many blessings of living in this part of the planet is the chance we have to welcome travelers from all over the globe. This give us the wonderful opportunity to discover new cultures and embrace them as or own. The diversity of traditions allow us to grow and know other parts of the world without leaving our paradise. In the times when bringing people closer is most needed, include other cultures in local events is key. Playa del Carmen has been “cooking” for a couple of months now, a massive party and everyone is invited. The Playa del Carmen Carnival is proud to be celebrating diversity and under the title of “Union de Culturas” pretends to bring closer everyone and emphasize the importance of unity.
It´s not a secret that Playa del Carmen and the entire Riviera Maya is full of people from different countries. That´s why promoting family activities and celebrating cultural diversity in Quintana Roo is extremely important. For this Carnival´s edition famous 5th Avenue will be consider as part if the route but also main Avenues in town and certain neighborhoods. A few representatives from countries like; Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Cuba and Italy already confirmed their participation for this year´s Carnival. And they will delight us with typical dancing and clothing. They will decorate and drive Carnival float vehicles throughout the route which will be full of dancers. And the families are invited to attend every day from 6:00pm until the dancing ends.
Top shows will include National performances of Gloria Trevi and Yuri (Mexican Lady Gaga if you will), both incredible female singers and dancers. We should expect great presentations of different countries, states and of course the election of the Carnival´s queen. You will be seeing a lot of authentic clothing and typical dancing from different states of Mexico. So we highly recommend you to bring your camera and snap some pictures. The most important Hotels in the area have also confirmed their participation with themed float vehicles and a few surprises. It is not Halloween but the organizing team highly encourage families to dress up if they want to attend and be part of the Carnival.
The Playa del Carmen Carnival will start on February 22nd and will end on February 28th of 2017. As every year the honored host for the massiva party will be the main municipality Plaza 28 de Julio. The route of Carnival float vehicles and dancers will cover Constituyentes Avenue and part of 30th Avenue. Starting daily around 6:00pm on the freeway with Constituyentes and ending at 28 de Julio municipality park where the music and fun will continue until midnight or later. This might be also a good chance for you to practice your dancing moves and to try some of the delicious fast food. There will be lots of local vendors and food stands in the area, we recommend you to try marquesitas which is a typical snack. The Playa del Carmen Carnival is FREE and 100% family friendly so there is no excuse to miss it. Bring your children, your friends and be part of the massive celebration in Playa del Carmen. We also recommend you to check the Carnival´s Program for you not to miss a single thing.