Puntacana 2013 carnival

Puntacana 2013 carnival

Like every year since I moved to Puntacana, I have been photographing the carnival, now in its 6th incarnation (we missed the first as we were out of the country).

While this parade is not as large as the one in Santo Domingo, its compact size means that we get to see the best troupes in the carnival, plus local participants and the kids and teachers from our school.

From Seybo’s papeluses, to Montecristi’s toros, and of course the traditional troupes from San Francisco, Santiago and La Vega, this year were, if anything, better than the last one. This year troupes from Curacao and Haiti joined in, but we missed Puerto Rico. Or at least I did.

I had no intention of shooting this year, but in the end I couldn’t resist it.

Click on the gallery to see them in my Flickr photostream.

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  • Carrol March 11, 2013, 11:11 PM

    Wow I’ve never been to the Punta Cana Carnival (though my family is from Higuey). Great costumes! :)