Carnival 2017 – Santa Elena – Montañita – Paragliding
The carnival is a public celebration that takes place immediately before Christian Lent, with a variable date (between February and March depending on the year), and which combines some elements such as costumes, parades, and street parties.
By extension are called like this some similar feasts in any time of the year. In spite of the great differences that its celebration presents in the world, its common characteristic is to be a period of permissiveness and certain descontrol.
The origin of its celebration seems plausible of the pagan festivals like those realized in honor to baco the Roman god of the wine, the saturnales and the Roman lupercales, or those that were realized in honor of the bull Apis in Egypt. According to some historians, the origins of this festival would go back to Sumer and ancient Egypt, more than 5000 years ago, with very similar celebrations in the time of the Roman Empire from where the custom by Europe expanded, being taken to America by the Spanish sailors And Portuguese from the end of the fifteenth century.
The Ecuadorian carnival is very cultural and is celebrated with water, carnival foam, talc, eggs or flour to paint the face or any type of vegetable-type painting.
We can enjoy the carnival in any area from cultural to adventure, so on this holiday do not hesitate to make paragliding.
Paragliding is a fun way to get out of that daily routine. Besides being a sport of adventure, it is a form of expression and freedom.
To do paragliding first they equip you that includes putting helmets, copilot harnesses since the harness has an airbag system.
Then follow the instructions of the pilot, you relax and enjoy of the ride, in this sport you do not need to have some knowledge, who does everything is the pilot.
This sport integrates the mountain and the air like no other. Also you can observe in our viewpoint the ocean with constant winds and feel the sea breeze.
It is a beautiful experience that you must do in the company of your family and friends, dare to feel the adrenaline of adventure sport.
We are 10 minutes before Montañita near the community of Libertador Bolivar – Playa Bruja.