Festival of the Donkey

Lorica - A jewel of the Caribbean coast

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

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A jewel of the Caribbean coast

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At the Festival of the Donkey, which takes place in San Antero, north of Lorica, the donkey stands front and center as the festival’s guest of honor. The festival takes place during Holy Week and is a great example of the exuberance of the Caribbean people, who make elaborate masks for the donkeys to wear and participate in dances and parades. Travelers can attend competitions for the best donkeys, as well as the coronation of the donkey king and queen.


Enjoy walking through the streets of Santa Cruz de Lorica and admire the dazzling architecture. In municipalities nearby, traditional festivals and beaches await travelers.