Carnival 2018 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with Marriott Hotels of Santo Domingo

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The Santo Domingo Carnival is the biggest celebration in Dominican Republic with a mixture of music, food, rums, and traditions to be discovered.

Carnival with Marriott Hotels of Santo Domingo


We love Merengue music rhythms during Carnivals

The city of Santo Domingo is ready to welcome thousands of international visitors for this 2018 Carnival. While carnival events take place all around the country, the Santo Domingo's festival along the Malecon Avenue, is the most iconic parade of all and it takes place every weekend of the month of February. Visitors can expect spectacular marches, costumed performers, dancing, rum tastings and a wide variety of street food. The masks worn by the 30,000 participants in the parade symbolize good and evil.

Santo Domingo is in essence, a collage of cultures, history, music and flavors. The sounds of merengue and bachata music discharge in every corner across the city. Beautiful sunsets and the most friendly and cheerful Caribbean people, make of this city a unique destination.

The Colonial Zone, declared world heritage by UNESCO, is filled with emblematic monuments such as the first cathedral of the Americas and the Alcazar de Colon, offering also a wide variety of culinary options. In 2018, Santo Domingo was proclaimed the Caribbean’s Capital of Gastronomic Culture. Dominican cuisine is a fascinating mix of Spanish, Taino and African elements such as Plantains, Cacao, Yucca and Avocado, among many other exotic delights.

The Santo Domingo Carnival is celebrated every year during the months of February and March, all across the Dominican Republic. The Carnival is quite an event and definitely one of the biggest celebrations in the country, a mixture of rituals, cultures and traditions inherited from the ancestors of the Dominican people; the Tainos. The African and European Carnivals were brought to the country by Christopher Columbus, with evidence that this annual tradition started at some point in the 1500’s.

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