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Panama Carnival -The Colors, The Costumes, The Music: Why You Can't Miss Panama's Carnival in 2023

Pack your bags, grab your cocktails, and get ready for the ultimate adventure in Panama! If you're looking for a wild and unforgettable experience, look no further than the country's Carnival celebration!!



Forget vacations where you lay on the beach all day (I mean… let’s be honest, that’s every day for us in Coronado). This trip is all about letting loose and joining the party! The Panama Carnival is a massive, colorful event that takes place in the days leading up to Ash Wednesday, and it's a must-see for anyone who loves music, dancing, and general merrymaking.


First things first, let's talk about the costumes. The outfits are truly spectacular, with bright colors, feathers, sequins, and all kinds of embellishments. You and your kids can join in on the fun by designing your own costumes or by picking out some ready-made ones at the local markets.


Now, let's move on to the music. The streets are alive with the sound of drums, trumpets, and other instruments, and you'll find yourself dancing along in no time. Don't be afraid to let loose and show off your best moves! And if you're not a great dancer, no worries. You can always just clap and sing along with the locals.



Of course, no Carnival would be complete without food and drink, and Panama is no exception. You and your kids can indulge in all kinds of treats, from traditional dishes like sancocho (a hearty chicken soup) to sweet snacks like churros and funnel cakes. And if you're feeling adventurous, be sure to try the local alcoholic beverage called seco, which is made from sugar cane.



But the highlight of the Panama Carnival is undoubtedly the parade. The main event takes place on the fourth day of the celebration, and it's a spectacle like no other. Thousands of people line the streets to watch the floats, dancers, and musicians make their way through the city. It's a visual feast that will leave you and your kids in awe.


So, are you ready to join in on the fun? Make sure to book your trip early and pack your most festive clothes. The Panama Carnival is an adventure you and your family will never forget. Let's dance, eat, and celebrate!


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