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Carnaval De Barranquilla - High Dose of Excitement    by Tom Smith

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To boost your energy, carnival is the best option. Carnival is the most colorful event and has strength to attract people from all over the world. The Carnaval de Barranquilla is one of the most traditional Colombian carnival having different flavors of entertainment. From younger to elder everyone likes to visit this carnival. Day by day the number of visitors is increasing rapidly. It takes place for four days but the preparations are started from many months before. Once you visit this place, you will forget all your tension for a moment. The segments of this event are for all that is for kids, teens and singles or for parents. Local people eagerly wait for this event. Everyone actively participated in this feast. It is the second largest colorful event of the world.
During Carnaval de Barranquilla, the city gets busy with street dancing, masquerade parades and musical shows. It is ranked as the most popular and reputed carnival of the country. The other activities include dance forms such as Spanish paloteo, African Congo and indigenous mico y micas. Here, you will see many interesting styles of Colombian music. 

Most prominently, they used instruments like drums and wind ensemble. The event is proclaimed by UNESCO, in November 2003. Litany is the most traditional group which sings along a choir. To get the desire seat, you don't need to pay any money. You can enjoy this feast totally free of cost.

Children in Costume on Village Patron Saint's Day, Raquira, Boyaca, Colombia
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The Carnaval de Barranquilla feast has a combination of cumbia, gaita, chande, puya and fandango. It also includes porro, mapale, and wonderful merecumbes. Many brands perform different styles of Colombian music. The motive behind this feast is to showcase their tradition to the world. It is expressed by different forms of arts which are developed by locals. Performers wear specially designed costumes for dance. 

This event gives the chance to showcase many hidden talents. This festival has a unique identity because of its cultural diversity. The traditional dances include folkloric dances, manifestation dances, special choreographic dances and comparsas dances. The costume of every performer is specially created by top designer. Before carnival week, on the Friday night, a lantern parade is arranged. This fun truly gives you high dose of fun and excitement. Those who are getting bored by visiting typical vocational destinations, then this carnival really boost your energy.

The dance forms which are included in Carnaval de Barranquilla can be in group, individual, structural and dramatic. During this time, if you will visit any theater, you will surely get numerous comedy shows. The carnival is full of different cultural expressions. If you are planning to visit this country, then it's better if you plan your trip after Ash Wednesday. Visiting to this event, makes your trip complete and worth. If you will search online to get more information about Carnaval de Barranquilla, you will definitely get all details from special events to whole schedule. After ending of this feast, people still feels energetic. It gives you most memorable experience of your life.

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About the Author: Tom Smith is a freelance writer and a travel buff with varied interests. Travel Destination Guide provide facts information on Vacation Destination, romantic travel destinations, best family vacation destinations, travel guides and destination guides.

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Hotel Estelar En Alto Prado, Barranquilla
Hotel Estelar En Alto Prado is a contemporary hotel situated in Barranquilla´s exclusive country club district. It offers stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool with panoramic city views. Guests at Estelar can make use of the well-equipped gym and business centre. They can also enjoy a relaxing massage or sunbathe on the hotel´s elegant sun terrace. The restaurant serves international cuisine and the café serves cocktails and light snacks. A daily breakfast buffet with fresh fruits, natural juices and pastries is available. Estelar Alto Prado is located 13 km from Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport. It offers free parking and a taxi service.
Hotel SmartSuites Royal Barranquilla
With a rooftop swimming pool offering views of Barranquilla and 4 blocks from the beach, the Hotel SmartSuites Royal Barranquilla offers elegant accommodation with spa services and modern gym facilities. Wi-Fi is free. A buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant, with coffee and tropical fruits. Drinks can be enjoyed while sunbathing at the poolside deck and jacuzzi. The hotel is 3 blocks from Riverside Mall and nearby exclusive shops. The tour desk can assist helps with tourist information. Shuttle services to Ernesto Cortissoz Airport, 15.km away can be arranged. 
Puerta del Sol Hotel, Barranquilla
Hotel Puerta Del Sol is situated in the centre of Barranquilla, only one block from 20 de Julio Avenue. The Hotel offers modern accommodation, an outdoor swimming pool, gym and sauna. Wellness facilities include a sauna. Guests can work out in the gym or enjoy a variety of massage treatments at Hotel Puerta del Sol´s spa. A tropical buffet breakfast including, fresh fruits and juices is served each morning. À la carte restaurant Almería is specialised in regional and international cuisine. The hotel is situated 4 blocks from Sagrado Corazón De Jesús. Free parking is possible.
Sonesta Hotel Barranquilla
The Sonesta Hotel Barranquilla is located 450 miles north of Bogota overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The hotel is adjacent to a new shopping center and the city's largest nightclub. The hotel features 126 guest rooms with first class amenities, a full service business center, restaurant, room service, 24-hour concierge service, WiFi throughout the hotel, fitness center and spa, swimming pool, and 2,600 square feet of meeting space.  The hotel has a full service restaurant, lounge and an extensive 24-hour room service menu.  Connected to the hotel is the Gran Boulevard mall with over fifty quality and variety, high profile shops and places to party such as Agua Helada, the largest night club in the city and the Coco Beach bar.
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