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Puntarenas Carnival kicks off with music, dance over the weekend

Puntarenas 2013 carnival queen contestants

The contestants for the title of 2013 Carnival Queen

February 4th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) If the weekend was any indicator, the 2013 Puntarenas Carnival appears to be a success.

 

On Friday there was the coronation of Carnival Queen, Jennifer Barrantes.  Saturday, crowds cheered on the tope, and on Sunday concerts from national acts got the crowd dancing under the hot sun.

 

Amongst the Costa Rican singers were Toledo, Banton, MistaBlees and MistaFalla.  Also on stage were Billin, Marco Castro, Cripi, and the most anticipated of the day, Freddy Alvez, who got the “Pearl of the Pacific” dancing after 4pm.

 

At 5pm, activities moved to the pier, with a procession of marching bands.

 

The weekend turnout was high, but activities remained orderly with very few incidents reported.

 

 

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