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Tenerife celebrates Carnival fever 


Santa Cruz has been leading the way with its spectacular Carnival attended by hundreds of thousands of people.

The packed programme which has lasted several weeks came to a close on Sunday, with organisers hail-ing it as another huge success for local people and visitors alike.

The city’s carnival isn’t confined to one day but featured two Carnivals of the Day on Sundays, as well as the main Coso with its incredible procession and costumes.

The streets of Puerto de la Cruz were also flooded for the annual carnival with an estimated 25,000 people turning out for the main Coso.

This year’s event was dedicated to Greek mythology which gave rise to some fantastic costumes.

The carnival has been held for 108 years and the 2018 edition was as colourful and brilliant as ever. As usual, there was an official dele-gation from Puerto’s twin in Dusseldorf.

One of the highlights of the Puerto carnival week was the hilarious obstacle race for men wearing fancy dress costumes and high heels!

The “Mascarita Ponte Ta-cón” attracted 441 participants and was watched by 30,000 people.

Other areas of Tenerife are still celebrating their carnival and in Los Cristianos, the fun will begin on March 1st until March 12th when the “Pirates” come to town.