Gearing Up for Carnaval Tulum 2016

February is in full swing, which means that Carnaval season has arrived to the Riviera Maya!

Carnaval in the nearby cities of Cancun and Playa del Carmen took place last week, and now we are gearing up for Carnaval in Tulum. The town of Tulum is situated less than 30 minutes south of Akumal, so if you’re living in Akumal it will be easy to access the upcoming events that will take place this weekend from Friday, February 19 through Sunday, February 21.

Carnaval Tulum paradeBelow is the full itinerary for Carnaval Tulum 2016. Each evening begins at 6pm. All events will take place at Expo Tulum, except for the float parade, which will run along the town’s main streets.

Friday, February 19

  • 1st Carnaval parade
  • Crowning of the Carnaval Kings and Queens
  • Nani Namu comedy show
  • Dance with live group Sintesis y Edwan el Chapa

Saturday, February 20

  • 2nd Carnaval parade
  • Local parade float competition
  • Gustavo Chapa comedy show
  • Dance with live group Flash Gordon

Sunday, February 21

  • 3rd Carnaval parade
  • Winning parade float dance (Kids and free)
  • Guest parade float competition
  • Burning of “Juan Carnaval”
  • Los Chetos comedy show
  • Dance with live group Los Super Lamas

Carnaval Tulum 2016 itineraryEuterpe Gutierrez Valasis, PR director and president of the Carnaval Tulum 2016 organizational committee, says, “We already have everything ready. A big team of us worked to together to fine tune every detail because our municipal president has instructed us to offer a quality event designed for all Tulum families. We invite you to come out, have fun and enjoy all the activities we have in store. We have a big list of activities with plenty of surprises and events that are without exception completely free.”

Carnaval TulumTulum Carnaval eventsTulum Carnaval paradeTo experience the local flavor and culture of Tulum, take at least one night of your weekend to enjoy Carnaval Tulum 2016 with live music, comedy and parades!