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2016 Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Carnival is celebrated in every town and village on the island, though the most spectacular are those in the capital of Santa Cruz and the resort town of Puerto de la Cruz.

Tenerife Island is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Spain and attracts a large number of tourists all year round.

However, only a few people know, that Carnival in Tenerife is something very special.

Right after the famous Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Tenerife is on the second place, when it comes to spectacular Carnival events.

Just like in Brazil, Salsa and Samba Rhythms accompany the colourful Carnival procession in Tenerife.

Tenerife’s carnival season gets under way in february, with events all over the island.

The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is held from February 3rd to 14th 2016 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the largest of the Canary Islands. Each year the Carnival attracts people from all over the world, making it a huge spectacle for everyone. The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is considered the second-most popular and internationally known carnival, after the one held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

2016 Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Main Events

22nd January  Murgas Contest

24th January  Children Queen Election
03rd February Adult Queen Election Gala
05th February Carnival Announcing Parade
07th February Carnaval de Día – Carnival for the Family
09th February Grand Carnival Parade “Coso Apoteosis del Carnaval”
10th February Funeral for the Sardine – Entierro de la Sardina
13th February Carnaval de Día – Carnival for the Family
14th February Vintage Cars

Imperio : el diseño ganador - the winning designSanta Cruz and the Island dress up in fantasy with the arrival of Carnival, which will fill the streets of the capital, day and night, with rhythm, colour and fiesta until Sunday the 14th of February.
Carnival brings a new date of rhythm, colour, and ultimately, the unique flavour of a festival that is born in the heart of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and is exported to people all over the world, who watch in amazement the non-stop list of shows that carry on one after the other from early February.
Election galas for the child, adult and senior citizen Queens, the children’s and adult murgas” contests, the carnival krewes “and musical bands” Contests, band festivals and rondalla or carnival band events, street performances by orchestras and Carnival groups.
The Fiesta begins for real in the street with the celebration of the Grand Opening Parade to start the ball rolling..


If you need more information or need to organise a accommodation, or a car please contact Now Tenerife.

Now Tenerife

+34 922 736 502
Ocean Golf & Country Club Avenida Jose Galvan Bello, Golf Sel sur, Tenerife, Spain

Santa Cruz Carnival Agency
C/ Antonio Domínguez Alfonso, 7 (antigua calle La Noria)
38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Horario atención De 8.30 a 14.45 h
Phones 922 609 600922 609 600
Fax: 922 242 366 – 922 609 606

The carnival of Tenerife is a great spectacle, which you should’nt miss in any case, surely you will be impressed!

During the Event you can find Pictures and Videos on Social Media with the Hashtag #CarnavalSC and #CarnavalSC16