Besides the main carnival in Puerto de la Cruz (which is of international importance) and the second largest after the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival, the city also hosts another big event which marks the end of summer with a big series of celebrations.
Carnaval de verano Puerto de la Cruz 2018 - Summer Carnival Puerto de la Cruz: 14 - 16 September 2018
This carnival will not last for as many days as the one organized in winter, but it's still a chance to have a good time while on holiday and many people will travel to Puerto de la Cruz in order to take part in the event.
The authorities have already announced the program for the carnival (see below). The weather will probably be much more favorable in September compared with the weather in February/ March, so spectators will be able to fully enjoy the shows without the danger of rains or storms.
Friday, September 14th
From 4:00 p.m. the carnival costumes will be on exhibit at the following hotels: H10 Tenerife Playa, Valle Mar and Las Vegas. At that same time in San Telmo the dance workshop will begin.
From the beach of Martiánez will depart at 19:00 hours the parade of comparsas, characters of the Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, zancudos and carnival groups that will travel from San Telmo to reach the Plaza de Europa.
The party will continue in the Plaza de Europa with the exhibition of murgas from Puerto de la Cruz from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm with the murga "Los Mamelucos" as guest. Next, performance by the Orquesta Saoco, Clase Aparte and Dj David Laurentini (Monkey Beach)
Saturday, September 15th
In San Telmo from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm there will be dance workshops. The comparsas Son Bahía, Sabaiba and Bahia will be responsible for setting the rhythm from 17:30 hours in Plaza de Europa.
The San Telmo area will once again be the center of events starting at 8:00 p.m. with the performance of the comparsa Guarani Moana. "Mascarita Ponte Tacón" will take place at 8:30 p.m., departing from San Telmo to Plaza de Europa. This space will be the epicenter of the carnival night party with the performance of the percussion group Guayota Drums and from 10pm until 5am next day the party will continue.
Sunday, September 16th
This is a day dedicated to children's activities that will take place in Plaza de Europa from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
You can also read more about the International Carnival in Puerto de la Cruz 2019, where the dates and the theme have already been announced.