The Carnaval celebration is a BIG deal all along the Ecuadorian coast, but here in Cuenca they don’t celebrate it like they do elsewhere in Ecuador. In Cuenca they love to bomb you with water! They will use water balloons, squirt guns, big water guns, and even buckets of water to make sure you get wet.
All through the month of February when walking around in Cuenca you may get a bucket of water or water balloons thrown at you. The dates to really watch out for are February 18th through the 21st when about 75% of the population in Cuenca throws or squirts water on passerbyers.
We celebrated Carnaval with the children and we all had a blast!