Every year many locals and tourists come to celebrate Tenerife Carnival, the traditional festival full of extravagant costumes and parades which continues all month long and doesn’t stop till early morning. If you are visiting Tenerife in the months of February and March you should not miss out on the opportunity to come see for yourself.
What happens in the Tenerife Carnival?
The biggest of these festivals takes place in the capital of the island – Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The main Tenerife Carnival is very colorful, with bright beautiful costumes and huge parades. There are two parts to the Carnival: the official musical performances and the street parties. Thousands of people come each day to the streets of Santa Cruz to participate in this fantastic celebration. It is by far the largest Carnival on the island, but there are other options to choose from. Puerto de la Cruz features a festival with a richer history and there are also smaller events in towns across Tenerife. Most of these are located on the south of the island, but Los Cristianos Carnival is the most popular among the tourists in the southern resorts.
Tenerife Carnival consists of three main parades. The Cabalgata is the opening parade. Here the queen that is elected every year and the bridesmaids are carried in decorative floats. The day is full of dancing and fancy dresses. The next comes the Coso Apoteosis, the biggest parade that attracts many tourists from the south of the island. The closing parade is called the Burial of the Sardine. This includes the burning of a paper mache sardine after bringing it through the city streets. All of these are spectacular events and there is fun for everyone!
Why should you join in on the fun?
Between these events there are continued parties late into the night where the participants give freedom to their fantasy creating all kinds of costumes. The weekend after the Carnival traditionally holds the Piñata party, another festival which starts with even more celebrations. No matter for how long you are going to stay on the island, you will definetely find something to enjoy during these weeks. Every year the Tenerife Carnival has a particular theme, and in 2018 the theme is Fantasy. To make the best out of your experience you must dress up and join in on the fun. Immerse yourself in the fantasy and live this dream called Tenerife Carnival.
We welcome you to come experience this energetic festival by yourself. And if you need a convenient transport to move around the island, then check these Tenerife car hire offers to get the best service for affordable prices.