Puerto de la Cruz International Carnival 2018
The Carnival gets under way officially in the first week of February, with the presentation of the contestants for the Carnival Queen. Colour and Greek Mythology, this year’s theme will inundate the streets of Puerto de la Cruz until Sunday 18 February, when the proceedings come to an end with the traditional closing dance. Important highlights include the Burial of the Sardine (Ash Wednesday), the closing Coso parade - which takes place the following Saturday and features numerous spontaneous groups, floats, dancing troupes, satirical singers, and Carnival delegations from other countries - and the Men’s High-Heels Race, a hilarious and fun-filled obstacle race in which hundreds of men don fancy dress and heels at least 8cm high to run along the cobbled streets.
- When: 4 to 18 February
- Where: Puerto de la Cruz
- More information: www.puertodelacruz.es