I spent most of Saturday on the beach in a little town called Mazunte about an hour south of Puerto Escondido. When I returned in the evening, “Supermoon” was out in full force and I grabbed my camera and headed out to the beaches to see if I could get some decent night shots. To my surprise, downtown was full of lights and music and color and people — turns out Puerto Escondido was celebrating its Carnaval de la Costa.
I am a bit bummed that I missed the beginning of the party, as described by the Oaxaca Secretary of Tourism web site: “The fiesta starts with the ‘Burning of the Bad Mood,’ symbolizing the disappearance of all negative feelings to give way to boundless joy and good humor.” Who doesn’t love a therapeutic reason to burn things? But, I did catch a few minutes of the parade, the pumping music and the chicks on the floats absolutely working it.
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