Halloween in Playa del Carmen. Queremos Halloween!

I want to apologize for the crappy pics. iphone and low light levels are not good for street photography. Next time I’ll bring my real camera.

Halloween in Playa del Carmen, could hardly wait! Even Walmart had sugar skulls.

Candy Skulls at Walmart.

Candy Skulls at Walmart.

Saw a little devil going from store to store on 5th, but it wasn’t till we were taking chocolate at “Ah Cacao” when a little girl came in dressed as Cinderella, that I realized the children went from business to business on 5th for some Halloween goodies.

Setting up Day of the Dead Altar.

Setting up Day of the Dead Altar at Ah Cacao.

Day of the Dead Altar with ofrendas.

Day of the Dead Altar with ofrendas.

Sugar skull

Candy skull close up.

Night had finally arrived and out we went. Starting at the South end of 5th, we walked to the North end and back. This was the only time I have ever walked down 5th and not been hounded by the vendors.

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Strolling for treats.

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Woe to the diner that offers treats!

I would not recommend eating at one of the sidewalk restaurants on Halloween. Chances are very good you will be mobbed by a swarm of children yelling “Queremos Halloween!”

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Getting swarmed by costumed children.

Be sure and bring a pocket full of change or a couple of bags of candy to hand out to the kids.

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Even the dogs wore costumes.

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Tres Day of the Dead Dudes.

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A little “Bruja”

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Clever design and costume.

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Cute kid in costume.

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Even a black cat showed up.

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Handing out candy.

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3 Day of the Dead Chicas.

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I’m not sure…

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Red Ridding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf!

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A very large baby!

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A couple of devils and their children.

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Everybody was taking photos.

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By the end of the night, this dog was tired.

 

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About Ted West

Fine art photographer, digital artist and film maker.
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