Updated 23 February: Carnaval season is now in full swing. In Santa Cruz, the murga groups have competed and now the music and dancing groups have taken the stage and the carnival queens are being chosen: the young and mature queens have been chosen with the main Reina gala this coming Wednesday. After that, carnival will spill onto the streets of Santa Cruz for a full-blown party culminating in the burial of the sardine. In Puerto de la Cruz carnival is also underway with the carnival queen being chosen on Thursday coming. The full programmes are HERE for Santa Cruz and HERE for Puerto de la Cruz. Los Cristianos carnival starts on 21 March, and its programme is HERE.

Updated 9 January 2019: Los Cristianos carnaval 2019 will be between 21 March and 1 April, the council has announced today as it unveiled the poster showing the theme of the town’s carnival will be The Jungle. Arona says the area will be invaded by wild animals, tropical forests, and an unbeatably colourful atmosphere! The programme is HERE. Meanwhile, Los Gigantes, another very popular carnival in the south, will be held between 15 and 23 March.

Arona’s annual Feria del Libro in Los Cristianos

Updated 11 April: Just a reminder of this book fair which runs from today until Saturday at the Cultural Centre in Los Cristianos. Readings, and workshops, and entertainments, and much more all on offer. Original post 1 April: Arona Ayuntamiento’s Culture Department...

Annual El Médano triathlon Sunday 31 March

The annual El Médano triathlon takes place this Sunday, 31 March. The event, now in its 24th year, starts at 8.30am with hundreds again expected to take part. As usual, many more are likely to be lining the routes to watch the competitors swim, then cycle, and finally...

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