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Friday, September 14, 2018

Puerto de la Cruz Summer Carnival 2018

For the third year running, Puerto de la Cruz is holding a Summer Carnival, which this year is taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 14, 15 and 16 September 2018.

This three day event gives tourists an experience of carnival, as well as giving townsfolk another party to look forward to.

The two biggest events will be the Mascarita ponte el tacón (Men's High Heels Marathon) and the verbenas (open air dances).

The Summer Carnival will commence on Friday 14 September at 4pm with an exhibition of carnival  costumes in three of the hotels. At the same, dance workshops are taking place at San Telmo. At 7pm there will be a carnival parade along the Martiánez Promenade and San Telmo to the Plaza de Europa. Between 8pm and 10pm, an exhibition of Murga groups, including Los Mamelucos, winners of an historic triple in Santa Cruz, with the verbena (dancing) kicking off from 10pm in the Plaza de Europa.

On Saturday 15 September 2018 various workshops at San Telmo in the morning. At 5:30pm there will be performances from several comparsas. In the Plaza de Europa, from 6pm, performances by choreographed dance troops. At 8pm in San Telmo, comparsa Guaraní Moana. At 8:30pm the Mascarita ponte tacón (Men's High Heels Marathon) from San Telmo to the Plaza de Europa, finishing with a costume and float party and dancing to various artists and the Orquesta Dinacord from 10pm.

On Sunday 16 September 2018, from mid-day until 2pm and from 4pm until 6pm there will be kids shows, activities and bouncy castles in the Plaza de Europa.

Carnaval de Verano con verbenas y “Mascarita ponte el tacón”

Carnival Queen costume on display in one of the hotels

Carnival Parade on the Martiánez Promenade

Carnival Parade on the Martiánez Promenade

Verbena in the Plaza de Europa



Mascarita ponte el tacón Carnaval de Verano Puerto de la Cruz 2016

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