Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2025

When: Sunday, February 23, 2025 - Sunday, March 9, 2025 - The Parade is on 4th March
Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Photo by:
Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival  2024 main events schedule:
  • PARADE Santa Cruz – 13.2.2024
  • FUNERAL of the Sardine -14.2.2024
  • PARADE Puerto de la Cruz – 17.2.2024

The carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is held, yearly, mid January to mid February, different dates). The preparations for the carnival start several month before, when the participants groups make their unique costumes.

Every group picks a subject to be represented in the carnival and the costumes are made for the chosen subject. The Santa Cruz de Tenerife carnival is known as one of the greatest carnival in the world, second only to the carnival of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

In spite of the fact that in this period of year, carnivals are celebrated in all seven Canary Islands, the Santa Cruz de Tenerife is known as the greatest and beautiful one. Due to the numerous visitors during the carnival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.

The celebration begins, officially, with the choice of the queen’s carnival, after it colorful dancing parades of the Samba’s schools take place. Every group with its colorful costumes competes on the first place. In addition to the dancing groups bands and choirs march alongside decorated horses.

The climax of the dancing contests is held on the third day of the carnival in the local stadium where thousand of visitors, locals and tourists, enjoy the scenes, music and amazing rhythm.

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
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Plaza de Espana, 1 - 38002
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Tenerife)
Phon: +34 922239811 +34 922239592
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As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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