11 February 2018
Carnaval has arrived! This event began in 1898 with today’s main events consisting of parades, street parties, food festivals and a selection for the “royal” court and concerts. This year’s theme was “Patasalada” (salty feet – the locals have one foot on land and one in the sea) with approximately 60,000 people attending (primarily Mexicans), making people watching great fun! We walked the entire malecon (the parade route) with cruising friends Dave and Marisa (s/v Dos Pacificos) and Phyllis and Scott (s/v Glory Days).