Unleash yourself at world’s second most popular Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Location : Tenerife, Canary Island, Spain

Destination Type: Cultural destination

The Carnival at Santa Cruz de Tenerife is supposed to be the second most popular Carnival in the world after Rio Carnival. It is the largest celebration before lent strating on 19th February to 1st March 2020. This carnival is held at Tenerife which is the largest island in Canary Islands, Spain.

History of  Carnival at Santa Cruz de Tenerife

  1. Early written references of the carnival at Santa Cruz de Tenerife was recorded in late 19th century
  2. The carnival  was declared a Tourist Festival of International Interest by the Secretary of State for Tourism in 1980
  3. Till 1778 masks were used in the Carnival which was banned that year by royal instructions
  4. A poster for each year’s carnival will be created since 1962
  5. The carnival will be having a theme for each year. In 2019 it was The Marine depth. This year it would be The 50s

Activities for tourists at Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival

  1. Take part in the Gala to elect Carnival Queen on the first Wednesday of the Carnival week
  2. Witness the parade on the Friday in the first week of Carnival
  3. Encourage Murgas ( Spanish Carnival groups) as they perform in the competition
  4. Wear costumes of 1950s , roam along the crowd and celebrate with the residents of Tenerife
  5. Visit Volcanic craters in Teide National park or Volcanic tube Cueva del Viento

How to reach there


Two airports in Tenerife are Los Rodeos Tenerife North Airport and Reina Sofi Tenerife South Airport. There are flights to cities like Amsterdam, Dublin, Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, Rome, Brussels, Paris, Budapest, Moscow, Luxembourg etc. Tenerife is also connected to other Canary islands through flights.

 Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1.  Gran Canaria ( 114kms away)
  2. Fuerteventura (252 kms away)
  3. El Hierro ( 235kms away)
  4. La Gomera ( 93 kms away)
  5.  La Palma ( 133kms away)

Some hotels in Tenerife for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club https://www.santabarbaratenerife.com/

Aloe Vera Shared House https://www.facebook.com/aloeverasharedhouse/

Hotel Elegance Miramarhttps://www.elegancehotelsinternational.com/en/

Ashavana Hostelhttps://www.beds24.com/book-ashavana

Hotel Globales https://www.hotelesglobales.com/en/hoteles/espana/tenerife/puerto-de-la-cruz/globales-acuario?utm_source=mybusiness&utm_medium=visitas&utm_campaign=globales-acuario


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Photo courtesy:By CARLOS TEIXIDOR CADENAS – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46849715

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