Marisol Prado, president of the organizing committee for the Upper Street Carnival 2013 in Las Lajas, indicated that in addition to displaying the town's enthusiasm, folklore, dances and street musicians who will perform during the carnival festivities, they want to show that the district also has beautiful natural scenery, ideal for developing tourism.
"We will have an unforgettable carnival that will satisfy everyone, because each day the Lower Street of Las Lajas will gather crowds to sing and exhibit fireworks in a battle for popularity, which we consider the best part of Carnival," she affirmed.
Prado pointed out that they are now in the dry season, and so residents flock to the beaches of Las Lajas to go swimming. On this occasion of partying under King Momo, the locals will be joined by many visitors who wish to appreciate all that this place offers.
After being soaked by the traditional culecos that douse the party crowds, they can rinse off in the San Félix river or dry off on the beach. She added, "We have lots of alternatives to offer everyone."
Susana Nichols, the Carnival Queen, commented that Las Lajas has become a place where national and foreign visitors can come to have fun, admire the scenery and, above all, contribute towards domestic tourism.
She added that on Friday the Carnival Queen will be crowned in a festive environment with dance music. In the following days, the celebration will continue with culecos, performances by regional artists from Chiriquí, and ox-drawn wagon parades in the evening.