The Carnival 2018 in Tenerife

By | 24 January, 2018 | 0 comments


The Carnival in Tenerife is quite an event. During a few weeks, different celebrations will take place around the whole island, being those of Santa Cruz de Tenerife the most famous and expected.

cartel carnaval 2018The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is considered as a Festival of International Tourist Interest, a title that it holds together with the Carnival of Cádiz and the Carnival of Águilas (Murcia). The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is considered the second most popular carnival and internationally known, after those held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). In fact, the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is twinned with the city of Rio de Janeiro for this reason.

Something that characterizes the Carnival in Tenerife are the themes that animate the parties. Every year an allegory is chosen and all the fantasy and creativity of the lovers of this particular party is triggered. It’s really fun to see how people interpret it in a personal way, preparing costumes in line with the theme of the year. The streets are flooded with color, brightness and lots of fun.

This year ‘La Fantasía’ will be the central theme of this massive party, which officially started on January 10th. This allegory has been selected by carnivals who, for the first time, were able to vote for their favorite theme through the official website of the carnival.


In the south of Tenerife there are also carnival’s celebrations loaded with animation and fantasy. Although this year the agendas are dilated and you have to wait a few weeks to live it with all the heat that this destination has reserved for you.

carnaval arona 2018If you are interested, a perfect place to experience the Carnival in the south of Tenerife is Arona, a neighboring municipality. The International Carnival of Los Cristianos 2018 will have piracy as its central theme. A world of adventures, hidden treasures and mythical underwater monsters will land in the Arona’s Bay from March 1 to 12.

Thousands of people from all over the Spanish geography and different corners of the world come year after year to the island to enjoy this impressive spectacle of color, music, dance and fun that is the Carnival of Tenerife. We hope you are one of them and come to share it with us. To take advantage of this transgressive and different event and plan an unforgettable vacation, where the sun, relaxation and comfort will also be authentic protagonists.

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