Today we went into central Rosarito to see the carnival parade. We got there early, so we went to the beach where the RB Hotel is located. It is an amazing site on Sunday afternoon. The beach is one large party scene. Papas and Beer’s restaurant opens up to the beach with seating inside or out on the beach with very loud classic rock and roll music ( Louie, Louie was playing as I danced across the sand). Closer to the water families had set up “pop up” shade tents and were eating, singing and and playing in the sand and ocean. There are horse rides on the beach and 4 wheel drive vehicles for rent. The atmosphere is one of happy people enjoying their Sunday off at the beach. Here are some photos.
Then we went to the main and mostly only street to see the carnival parade. It was sweet and old fashioned. There were about 5 handmade floats being pulled by trucks with dancing children, local bands and of course a queen and King. People were throwing confetti and the children on the floats were throwing candy to the children on the side of the street. Many people seemed there to see someone that they knew in the parade.