The Fiesta Trio is a group of three small creatures. Whenever Dora and Boots are successful in a given portion of their quests, which are usually divided into three portions, they appear from seemingly nowhere to congratulate Dora and Boots with an 8-note fanfare followed by a quarter note drum and celebrate.


The Fiesta Trio appears in almost every episode of Dora the Explorer. Their first appearance was in "The Legend of the Big Red Chicken".


The frog is blue with a green stomach. The grasshopper is orange with red spots and a yellow stomach. The snail is pink with a purple shell with light blue lines. Each of them have white eyes with black pupils.


  • The Fiesta Trio didn't play their fanfare on "Lost and Found". However, they did appear at the end of that episode.
  • They didn't play their fanfare after passing Tico's tree in "Little Star".
  • They didn’t play their fanfare in "Star Mountain".
  • There are other fanfares that they play in addition to their standard one.
    • Starting with "The Lost City", they plays an extended fanfare tune when Dora and Boots finish their adventure. Also in that episode onwards, they sing along with Map during the I'm the Map! song, most likely because they sometimes can't resist a song.
    • In Boots' Special Day, they plays a special tune in honor of Boots' special day.
    • In Call Me Mr. Riddles and The Big Piñata, they plays a special fanfare when they have a special announcement for Dora and Boots.
  • Beginning with Season 1, the normal fanfare was normal pitch. But beginning with new seasons, it became slightly higher-pitched. The older version can still be heard in some new episodes.
  • When the Fiesta Trio talks, there were three different pitch tones for each one. The frog sounds low, the grasshopper sounds slightly higher, and the snail has the highest pitch tone.
  • To the Treehouse is the first episode where Dora and/or Boots mention the Fiesta Trio by their names.
  • They only appeared in two Go, Diego, Go! episodes: they made a cameo appearance in Linda the Llama Saves Carnival and sang with Map twice in Diego's Great Dinosaur Rescue.
  • Just like with Swiper, in some episodes, such as Dora Saves the Prince, Te Amo, Quack! Quack!, To the South Pole, and Dora's Fairytale Adventure, they somehow got to wherever Dora and Boots are going. In episodes like The Lost City, Roberto the Robot, The Big Potato, Baby Dino, and Big Sister Dora, they play their extended fanfare as they somehow show up at the last place. In Season 3 episodes, the Explorer Stars are also characters that somehow get to wherever Dora and Boots are going.
  • They live in an orange shell.
  • The Fiesta Trio was never seen crying in any episodes. However, they were sad when they lost their instruments on "Dora's First Trip" and "Swiper's Favorite Things".
  • In Dora's First Trip, they had to play music for the queen bee on the top of tallest mountain who doesn’t like waiting.
  • In the episode Berry Hunt, they gets interrupted and cuts off by the Bear, who chases after Dora and Boots.
    • This happens again in We're a Team!, where the Grumpy Old Troll tries to get rid of them by removing his bridge. This fails and they fly out with helicopter blades and continues their song.
  • In some episodes, the Fiesta Trio doesn't always sing the Travel Song with Dora and Boots, sometimes there are other characters singing it with them too.
  • The Fiesta Trio is always playing their fanfare music before Dora and Boots sing We Did It!.
  • In The Golden Explorers, the Fiesta Trio doesn't play their fanfare music after everyone passing the Big Tree Swiper throws the soccer ball in.
  • The Fiesta Trio is as well voices by Marc Weiner including Map, and Swiper even throughout the series, they have never gotten new voice actors at all like the other characters.
  • The Fiesta Trio never gets Character Find during the end credits just like Dora, Backpack, and the Big Red Chicken, as well as their icon with its picture on it is almost never seen either.
  • Their icon was shown once in Whose Birthday is It?, but on the personalized version only, as the regular version has Baby Red Fish's icon instead.
  • Their fanfare has 4 B notes, and one E♭ note, C♯ note, B note, and E note.
  • In We All Scream for Ice Cream, they played their fanfare music the loudest.
  • Sometimes in the closed captioning, they are referred to as "bugs" or "animals".


Major characters
Main Márquez family
Dora | Diego | Alicia | Mami | Papi | Abuela | Guillermo | Isabella
Swiper | Grumpy Old Troll | Bobo Brothers | Alejandro
Object helpers
Backpack | Map | Rescue Pack | Click
Forest friends
Boots | Tico | Benny | Isa | Big Red Chicken | Señor Tucán | Fiesta Trio | Baby Jaguar
City friends
Pablo | Alana | Emma | Kate | Naiya | Sammy | Randy
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