It's started! Cozumel is once again wrapped in a frenzy of dancing and singing.

Carnival 2007 officially kicked off on Wednesday night, with the crowning of the Carnival King and Queen, their Highnesses Jesús el "Meco" and Karla.
 
Canrival in Cozumel 2007
The Carnival Coronation.

Visitors to the island should brace themselves for a week long extravaganza, with costumed revellers battling in dancing competitions and bands playing live music around the city.

Carnival 2007 in Cozumel
The Carnival King and Queen.
  On Saturday night, the first Carnival Parade will pass along the seafront.

People line the streets, dancing with the performers and catching the gifts that are showered upon them.

Sunday and Monday nights see more parades along the island's promenade, before the grand finale on Fat Tuesday night.

The last seafront pass by the frenzied Carnaveleros is always a spectacular affair, with the fiesta continuing into the early hours.

The adults parading along the seafront over the coming week already have a hard act to follow.

The Children's Carnival Parade - with over 400 kindergarden and primary school kids - took over the streets downtown on Thursday morning.
 
Carnival in Cozumel - kids
Children's Carnival Parade.

The technicolor tots brought a smile to everyones faces. The junior King and Queen, their Highnesses Mauricio and Mimí, proudly showed the grown-ups how it should be done.


More Carnival links:

Carnival 2007 Photo Galleries.

Emotional Carnival Closing Night.

Dancing For A Carnival Dream.

First Carnival Parade.

Get Ready for Cozumel Carnival 2007.

Mayor's Carnival Message.

130 Years Of Carnival History.

Carnival 2006 Photo Gallery.