Tag: Carnaval Dominicano

PHOTOS: 2017 Desfile Nacional de Carnaval or National Carnival Parade in Santo Domingo

PHOTOS: 2017 Desfile Nacional de Carnaval or National Carnival Parade in Santo Domingo

The 2017 final, national carnival parade–el Desfile Nacional de Carnaval–came and went with a bang last Sunday on Santo Domingo’s waterfront boulevard. The best comparsas from the Dominican Republic’s 31 provinces, plus the Distrito Nacional (Santo Domingo), paraded down the Malecon. This year’s costumes were even more impressive and colorful than the […]

Carnaval Cotuisano 2017: Carnival in Cotui, Northeast DR

Carnaval Cotuisano 2017: Carnival in Cotui, Northeast DR

On a whim last weekend, immediately after a road trip to the beach, I decided to head north to experience carnival in Cotui. I’ve wanted to see that particular one for a long time, because it’s said to have some of the most creative costumes in the country, inspired by the DR’s […]