The Carnival in Tenerife is the second largest in the World, second only to the Carnival held in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil which receives a larger attendance. In fact, the capital of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is twinned with Rio de Janeiro for this very reason. The Tenerife Carnival is most famous for the activities taking place in the islands capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife but the festivities are not exclusively held there. Los Cristianos on the south coast of the island also boasts some of the best Tenerife Carnival celebrations.
The resort of Los Cristianos is a great place in which to get into the swing of things and really let your hair down. Therefore, take advantage of wide range of Self Catering Holiday Lettings in Los Cristianos. We have all manner of Holiday Lettings such as Holiday Rentals and Villa Rentals which are large enough and ideally located no matter what you are looking for or how large the travelling party.
There are also many other resorts in Tenerife that also get into Carnival mood. There are also great parades and more traditional forms of celebration in the resort areas of La Caleta, Playa de Las Americas, Fañabe and Torviscas too.
The Carnival attracts nearly 1,000,000 people over its duration with various different activities and themes taking place on each night. The Carnival is composed into two distinct sections. There is the Official Carnival, where organised groups of musicians, dancers and acrobats parade and perform, whilst the Carnival in the Street is more like a massive fancy dress party in which everyone is welcome to dress up and participate. There is plenty of live music, singing and dancing to be had in the Carnival in the Street, with the general public making their own individual forms of entertainment. Of course there is also the crowning of the Carnival Queen too.
The party atmosphere begins on the Friday before the Carnival with an impressive opening ceremony which takes the form of a parade, packed full of flamboyantly dressed participants. The party continues during the night and well into the morning of the following day with fancy dress being the order of the day.
The party atmosphere continues day after day and night after night until the following Wednesday, Ash Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday marks the “official” end of the Carnival however the second section of the Carnival known as “Piñata” begins the following weekend.
The “official” end of the Carnival on Ash Wednesday is marked by the Burial of the Sardine (Entierro de la Sardina in Spanish) where giant paper mache sardines are paraded through the streets before being set alight and burned amid fireworks, dancing and partying.
The following weekend the festivities begin once again with the weekend of “Piñata” which once again concerns even more singing, dancing and general revelry.
With all this fun to be had, just make sure that you choose the best Self Catering Holiday Lettings to meet your needs.
For example, if you enjoy the beach you may not require a private pool or enormous terrace for soaking up the sun on. On the other hand, you may make the decision to get away from it all in one of our picture postcard Self Catering Villa Rentals. Imagine the fun to had enjoying your own private pool or enjoying a BBQ whilst watching the sun set over the neighbouring island of La Gomera.
So, whatever ever Self Catering Holiday Lettings you choose, whether they are Self Catering Holiday Lettings in the form of apartment or townhouses or Self Catering Villa Rentals make sure that you don´t forget you fancy dress and sun tan lotion.
It´s party time, Carnival 2011, Los Cristianos, Tenerife.