Limón has plenty of beauty . The nine “guapuras” (beauties in Spanish) will battle to become the queen of the 2013 Limón Carnival, a full week of dancing in the streets, parades and lots of Caribbean music.

This is a street party, Costa Rica style, which is attended by people from all over the world. It is the largest and longest of all the festivals that take place in the Limón Province so planning in advance for hotel accommodations is advised.

Colorful parades, marching bands Caribbean style, lively musical concerts, street parties and more mark this annual event that this year runs from October 10 to 16.

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Photo: Graciela Solis.

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