A Taste of Carnival on Tenerife

Carnival (‘carnaval’ in The Canary Islands) on Tenerife in February might seem a long way off, but anyone with a yen to immerse themselves in the hedonistic hotbed that is one of the most flamboyant and fun carnivals on the planet better start looking for accommodation now. Hotels in Tenerife’s capital, Santa Cruz and in the northern resort of Puerto de la Cruz (the locations of Tenerife’s best carnivals) fill up quickly, so book early and start planning some outrageous fancy dress costumes if you want to blend in with the weird and wonderful carnival crowd to get the best out of one of the world’s epic parties.

Want to know what to expect from Carnival in Tenerife? Here’s a brief photo taster.

Carnival on Tenerife is about not being too sure who is and who isn’t…

Carnival on Tenerife is worth leaving the swamp for.

Carnival on Tenerife is about dancing – a lot of dancing at parades and all night street parties.

Carnival on Tenerife is about sinfully tempting food stalls – to give you energy to survive the all night street parties.

Carnival on Tenerife is about the bizarre.

Carnival on Tenerife is a time when guys look prettier than their girlfriends.

Carnival on Tenerife is about having a big, wide smile on your face.

Carnival on Tenerife is about glamming up and revealing a lot of flesh…

…whatever sex you are.

But most of all carnival on Tenerife is about having a laugh and enjoying yourself.

Carnival on Tenerife is addictive good fun and in 2012 the party takes place between the 15th and 25th February in both Santa Cruz and Puerto de la Cruz.

Every carnaval has a theme; the one for 2012 in Santa Cruz is flower power – the 60s.

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