Ok, so we went and watched the parade tonight to see what all the fuss was about and WOW! we were not disappointed. We choose a table at a restaurant that was front row on the street against the rail and had dinner while we people watched and waited for the parade to pass by.
There is only paid seating all along this part of the route of the parade and the bleachers across the street quickly filled up with excited teenagers and families.
The parade started and it wasn't long before we were on our feet clapping, cheering, waving and dancing to the music.
It was a warm night with a cool breeze but dancing from the top of Montejo all the way down to the Main Square in those costumes must have been exhausting.
Everyone had a great time and there was everything in the parade from small children's groups to the elderly groups, bands, dancers, and stilt-walkers, and all were 'workin it' all the way along the parade route.
...and yes the 'Sol Girls' and muscle boys did not disappoint...Here are a few photos we chose as there were MANY to choose from....