Let’s go to the carnival!

February would be a really sad month if it weren’t the time of the year when one of the most amusing and extravagant celebrations is celebrated. February is synonymous with carnival, and carnival means laughs, fancy dresses, music and dance nights, parades, surprises and everything you could imagine. In Spain, the carnival is one of the favourite celebrations and, although in many places the tradition has disappeared, in other places it is still one of the must visit events in winter.

This is the case of the Canary Islands, where the carnival is the essence of the people. This is why these carnivals, along with the Rio carnival, are the most famous in the world. Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote… All the islands, to a greater or lesser extent, celebrate a continuous party which extends until almost the end of March. Besides the traditional parades and the election of the queens and kings of the carnival, in all the towns of the Canary Islands we can enjoy all types of cultural activities. If we also bear in mind the wonderful temperature of the archipelago, few destinations are better to plan an amusing and affordable trip in February.

One of the most interesting options is to stay in a hotel in the centre of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where the Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is celebrated. Nevertheless, finding an affordable room in Santa Cruz at this point is difficult. This is why we should analyze more the destinations and opt for a coastal area. After all, in this island everything is relatively close if you rent a car.

Iberostar Grand Hotel Salome

Iberostar Grand Hotel Salome

Spa hotel in Tenerife, along with family hotel in Costa Adeje represent a good opportunity since it is still low season in beach areas and hotels have many available rooms at affordable prices. So much so that you can book a hotel with Jacuzzi in Tenerife from 41 Euros per night.  In the south of the island we also find the best family resorts in Tenerife, perfect for those in search of family plans in the middle of the carnival ambiance in Santa Cruz.

However, the carnival is not only celebrated in this city. For those who want to visit a different island from Tenerife, Fuerteventura is always a good alternative. The area of hotels in Playa de Jandía is one of the liveliest areas during the carnival because of its nearness to the fishing village Morro Jable, which will allow you to enjoy one of the most authentic carnivals, although they are less crowded than in Santa Cruz or Gran Canaria. This has many advantages if you travel with children, since the crowds are not very recommended if you want to have a good time with the kids.

As for accommodation, we have many options: there are some of the most complete spa hotels in Fuerteventura, as well as resorts next to Playa del Matorral, Playa Gaviotas or Costa Calma.

The activities, like in Costa Adeje, are more varied: there we won’t only enjoy big night parties with friends, but also sport activities, carnivals for children, fancy dresses workshops, traditional customs exhibitions, art and photography exhibitions… A complete pack for a winter holiday week. Who want to go?!