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Successful Aquatic Carnival in Rio San Juan

Orlando Rizo Mendoza | Oct 31, 2011

Choreography, concerts, art and diverse shows tool place in San Carlos, Río San Juan.

The third Water Carnival of Río San Juan was successfully held on Saturday, October 29. Decorated boats, street parades, musical bands, skydivers, plains and helicopters that flew over the river were the attractive elements of the event, which had more than 5, 000 attendees this year.

The waterfront of San Carlos, capital city of the department of Rio San Juan, has colorfully decorated in order to host this activity. It welcomed tourists from different areas of the country, as well as from other nationalities, mainly Costa Ricans, Salvadorans and Hondurans.

"Today, San Carlos is different", stated the president of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (INTUR), Mario Salinas, when he talked about the changes that have been made due to the investments of the area. All of them have been made in order to diversify their offer.

The third edition of the carnival also featured the participation of small businesses of artisans from various destinations of the country. Lorena Sandoval, a resident of Solentiname, explained that their products are widely accepted among national and foreign tourists. "We have worked hard in order to make high quality products that appeal visitors", said Sandoval.

Parades, the carnival's soul

Both the aquatic and street parades were the highlight of the event. Jinotega, Chontales, Managua, RAAS, Masaya, Río San Juan, among other departments were represented by each team of dancers, who got the longest applause from the crowd. The creativity of the costumes, the agility of the dancers, the execution of the choreography, all these elements managed to have an impact on the attendees who cheered after every presentation.

Musical bands during the closing event

After both parades, the musical bands started their performance. "Don Felipe Urrutia y sus cachorros", who traveled all the way from Estelí Estelí, delighted their audience with their Northern style music. Revuelta Sonora, who plays a mix of rock and electronic music, made attendees sweat to the beat of good Nicaraguan music.

Xolobatucada also performed along with the group Skandalo, captivating their audience with mixes of salsa, balada, bachata and even reggaeton.

The third Water Carnival was successfully held. Hence, there are a lot of expectations for the upcoming year. We hope you can attend!

Images of the event can be seen on this link.

Translated by Cinthia Membreño