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Experience the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2014
8 Days/6 night packages from $1899 pp
Includes airfare & taxes from JFK, hotel(s), breakfast & dinner daily
New York from $1899 pp* | Los Angeles from $2498pp* | Miami from $2395pp* | Chicago from $2095pp*
 
Every year, crowds of people come to experience this fiesta where everything is allowed and you have only one obligation: to have fun.
 
Rhythm, color, flamboyance, luxury and of course the most brilliant spectacle. The Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival is the most “Brazilian” of all the Spanish carnivals, and it is famous all over the world for its popular flavor. For fifteen days, the streets of the city come alive with joie de vivre, freedom and extravagance.

The gala to elect the Carnival Queen, one of the carnival’s main events, is held on the Wednesday of the first week of festivities. In this spectacular competition, all the candidates parade in all their glamorous finery on a 1,200 meter square stage wearing the most fantastic costumes, which can weigh more than a hundred kilos. Once the queen has been elected, the parade announcing the start of the Carnival takes place on the Friday: thousands of people and dozens of musical groups fill the streets for hours in a breathtaking multi-colored chain of merrymaking and devil-may-care joie de vivre.
Over the three next days, the city gives itself up to music and fun as the different carnival groups perform. The witty and ironic lyrics of the songs take current social and political themes as their subject, all treated with a good dose of humor.

And the climax comes on Carnival Tuesday with "el Coso", a spectacular parade which will amaze everyone who sees it. The next day the Burial of the Sardine marks the end of the festivities: the spirit of Carnival, symbolized by the sardine, is carried through the streets on a funeral bier, and is then set on fire and consumed by the flames to the despair of the entourage of inconsolable and “grief-stricken” widows, widowers and mourners. The final ending, however, is really the celebration of the “Piñata Chica” at the weekend, with shows, dances and parades.
 
Package includes:
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
  • Round trip airfare from your selected gateway
  • 6 nights at Hotel Puerto de la Cruz (or similar), in Puerto de la Cruz
  • 6 Buffet breakfasts
  • 6 Buffet lunches at the Hotel
  • Airport taxes, fees and airline fuel surcharge
TRANSPORTATION & ASSISTANCE
  • Arrival transfer by bus with English speaking assistance from Tenerife Airport to Hotel
  • Round trip transfer from hotel to Santa Cruz for the Announcement Parade with an English speaking assistance**
  • Round trip transfer from hotel to Santa Cruz for the Cozo Parade with an English speaking assistance**
  • Departure transfer by bus with English speaking assistance from Hotel to Tenerife Airport
VENUES
  • Entrance and 1 drink coupon for to local Disco in Puerto de la Cruz.
 
Carnival Program Overview
Friday, 28th March:
"Cabalgata Anunciadora" (Announcing Parade). It is a parade by the streets "announcing" the Carnival. It finishes with fireworks.
08:00pm From Av. Asunción to Ramón y Cajal, Galcerán, Plaza Weyler, Méndez Núñez, Pilar Villalba Hervás, La Marina and finishing in Av. Francisco La Roche.
08:00pm Competition of floats and decorated cars of the parade.
10:00pm Fireworks & Dances with orchestras: Plaza de la Candelaria and Plaza del Príncipe.
 
 **Note: Included transfer departs hotel at 7pm and return from Santa Cruz at 01:00am (+1)
Saturday, 01st March:
Performances of the carnival groups.
05:00pm Parque García Sanabira, Campo Castro (Calle la Noria), Plaza de la Candelaria y Plaza del Príncipe
Competition of comparsas.
08:00pm Av. Francisco La Roche.
Dances with Orchestras.
10:30pm Plaza de la Candelaria, Plaza del Príncipe.
   
Sunday, 02nd March:
Performance of the philharmonic group.
11:00am Plaza del Príncipe.
Performance of lyric group.
12:00pm Plaza del Príncipe.
Carnival journey (“Carnaval de Día”).
01:00pm (from) Playa del Príncipe y Plaza de la Candelaria.
Performances of the carnival groups.
05:30pm Parque García Sanabira, Campo Castro (Calle la Noria), Plaza de la Candelaria y Plaza del Príncipe.
Dances with Orchestras.
11:00pm Plaza de la Candelaria.
   
Monday, 03rd March:
Performances of the carnival groups.
05:30pm Parque García Sanabira, Campo Castro (Calle la Noria), Plaza de la Candelaria y Plaza del Príncipe.
Dances with Orchestras.
01:00pm Plaza de la Candelaria and Plaza del Príncipe .
   
Tuesday, 04th March
Performance of the philharmonic group.
11:00am Plaza del Príncipe .
Performance of “Los Fregolinos” lyrical group.
12:00pm Plaza del Príncipe
"COSO APOTEOSIS". It is the great parade of Carnival where the murgas, comparsas, queens of carnival and dressed people file along the streets.
04:00pm Av. Francisco La Roche and Marítima.
Fireworks & Dances with Orchestras.
09:00pm Plaza de la Candelaria.
 
**Note: Included transfer departs hotel at 12:00pm and return from Santa Cruz at 9:00pm
Wednesday, 05th March:
Entierro de la Sardina” (=Burial of the Sardine).
09:00pm From Street Juan Pablo II, by Méndez Núñez, Pilar Street, Villalba Hervás, la Marina and finishing in Av. Francisco la Roche. Fireworks at finish.
The "Entierro de la Sardina" is a satirical parade where the people shames a "sad" burial because of the finish of the carnival.

 
 
*Conditions: Package prices is per person round trip, based on two persons traveling together and includes airport taxes, fees and airline fuel surcharges. Price for single is available upon request. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer and other restrictions and baggage fees may apply.
 




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