Archive for Punta Cana Carnival
The date has been confirmed for the 4th Annual Punta Cana Carnival. It will be held on Saturday 12th March 2011 at 4pm onwards on the boulevard next to Punta Cana Village (opposite the airport). See Map for location. Read More→
On Saturday 20th March the 3rd Punta Cana Carnival took place in Punta Cana Village opposite the airport. The event was hosted by the Puntacana Group, which manages the Puntacana Resort & Club and the airport.
A brief history of Carnival in the Dominican Republic:
The first settlers on the island – the Tainos – enjoyed wild, pagan celebrations focused around the spring equinox and harvesting time for their principal crops. They wore body paint, masks, primitive but colourful costumes made from feathers, shells, beads – anything that nature provided. Dancing was accompanied by drumming, wooden flutes, maracas and conch shell blowers. Upon the arrival of Columbus these spiritual celebrations took on a mix of Christianity and were a kind of party where people could let loose before the austere period of abstinence and Lent. Read More→
Over 1,000 carnival characters from all over the island will strut their stuff along the boulevard opposite the airport in Punta Cana Village from 4pm onwards. The event is hosted by the Puntacana Group, which manages the Puntacana Resort & Club and the airport.
Take a taxi to join in the fun and games – ask to take you to the Carnival at Punta Cana Village opposite the airport. And be sure to bring your camera!