After Christmas, party does not stop in the city with the celebration of the Carnival of Puerto de la Cruz 2019, which will take place between February 16 and March 10 and will be focused on this year’s theme “The Space”
Programme of the International Carnival of Puerto de la Cruz
February 16. Opening of the Carnival and presentation of candidates
On Saturday, February 16, the Carnival of Puerto de la Cruz will officially begin with the presentation of the candidates for the Carnival Queen 2019.
February 24 and 28. Gala election of Queens
One of the most emblematic events of the Carnival in the Canary Islands is the election of the Queen, divided into categories for children and adults, whose galas will be held on Sunday, February 24 and Thursday, February 28, respectively.
March 2. Opening parade
On Saturday, March 2, the Carnival will begin on the streets of Puerto de la Cruz with the opening parade and the party until late at night.
March 3. Day Carnival and costume contest
For those who prefer daytime party and do not want to lose hours of sleep to have fun, on Sunday, March 3 Day Carnival will take place with a costume contest.
March 4. Carnival Monday
The party continues on the streets with Carnival Monday of Puerto de la Cruz.
Wednesday, March 6. Mourning and Burial of the Sardine
It is a traditional ceremony announcing the end of Carnival with the performance of the Burial of the Sardine, which culminates with its burning.
Thursday, March 7. German reception
Friday, March 8. Race “Mascarita Ponte Tacón“.
One of the most emblematic distinguishing features of Puerto de la Cruz with more followers every year is the crazy obstacle race “Mascarita Ponte Tacón“, where dozens of runners dressed up and wearing heels over 8 centimeters will have to reach the finishing line in the shortest time possible and overcome fun obstacles.
March 9. Final parade
The farewell celebration of the Carnival of Puerto de la Cruz will be held on Saturday, March 9 with the final party and parade where murgas and troupes, as well as German delegations, will participate as a tradition.
March 10th. Piñata
On Sunday, March 10 the International Carnival of Puerto de la Cruz will be definitively finished with the piñata celebration.
Do you also want to know the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife?
If you are on holidays in Puerto de la Cruz during the Carnival dates, you should know that the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife will take place on the streets during the same days, so maybe you want to go to the capital one day to live first hand one of the most famous carnivals in the world.
For some years, the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife also has daytime celebrations: Sunday, March 3 and Saturday, March 9.
If you want to live the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife at night, the most important days will be: Friday, March 1; Saturday, March 2; Monday, March 4; Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9.
Whether you experience Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife or in Puerto de la Cruz, we invite you to dress up and live with intensity and responsibility one of the most eagerly awaited parties in the Canary Islands