From: Friday, Feb 25th, 2022
To: Sunday, Mar 6th, 2022
Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2022
Carnival is the best time to experience the pink nightlife in Tenerife’s capital, Santa Cruz. The city hosts one of the biggest Carnival parties in Europe.
Popular gay business Galeón, organises a “chiringay” zone in the central square (“chiringo” means a street or beach bar), in Plaza de San Francisco, along with other gay-friendly places, La Suite and Cassette, with the support of the island’s LGBT association, Algarabía.
- Plaza de San Francisco is the hub of the gay carnival in Tenerife, where everyone’s visible, under makeup, sequins and wigs! Drinks are reasonably priced and the organisers host a fun event with camp music and several artists and performances.
- Meanwhile, another party takes place on Calle Candelaria. This alternative zone is intended more for dancing away to quality electronic music in the background. It’s a perfect plan for anyone who’s more into this scene than the Latino/camp atmosphere of the chiringáis in the plaza.
Most people begin their night at the Chiringay and head to party later at Calle Candelari before finishing the night off at the HG Disco Bar on Avenida de la Salle, 22.
The Main Parade
Rhythm, colour, flamboyance, luxury and of course the most brilliant spectacle are the fundamental ingredients for this Carnival. The Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival is the most “Brazilian” of all the Spanish carnivals. After all, Santa Cruz is the twin city of Rio de Janeiro. The highlight of the carnival is the main parade, el Coso, which takes place on the last Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday) of the event.
Hotels close to the gay area in Santa Cruz
Gay Map of Tenerife
Tenerife has a number of gay bars, clubs and saunas. In southwest Tenerife, the gay bars are concentrated in the Playa de las Americas. In the northeast, you’ll find gay venues in Puerto de la Cruz, La Laguna (the university town) and Santa Cruz (the capital city).
Apartments in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Casa Emblemática Topacio is set in a 100-year old building, this air conditioned accommodation offers a living area with a TV. There is a full kitchen with a dishwasher, a furnished terrace with BBQ, free WiFi and parking.
Duplex penthouse in the heart of the city, on the 7th floor of an emblematic building in the city with impressive views of the sea and the skyline of the coast offering 3 bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen & bathroom with shower
Monkey house offers accommodation with a full kitchen The apartment includes 3 bedrooms, a living room, and 2 bathrooms with free toiletries and a shower. A living room with a flat-screen TV with cable channels is offered.
Apto Drago features 2 bedrooms, a living room with a TV, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are provided. Free WiFi and air conditioning.
Video Of Carnaval LGTB Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tenerife Carnival is one of the largest carnivals to take place in Europe
Recommended Hotels in Santa Cruz
5 Star – Central Location
This stylish, urban hotel with a spa is located in a colonial-style building. Iberostar Heritage Grand Mencey offers spacious rooms equipped with a flat-screen TV. Free high speed WiFi is available throughout.
4 Star, Luxury
This chic urban hotel is next to García Sanabria Park, in the centre of Tenerife’s Santa Cruz. It offers a gym, and rooftop pool with park and Atlantic Ocean views. Air-conditioned rooms have a TV and a safe.
4 Star – Great Amenities
Set in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 550 m from Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Hotel Urban Anaga offers accommodation with a restaurant, a fitness centre and a bar. 24-hour front desk and room service, free WiFi
Hotel Colon Rambla
4 Star – Perfect Location
Located in the heart of Tenerife’s Santa Cruz, this elegant hotel features free Wi-Fi and has an outdoor pool and charming gardens. Air-conditioned rooms have a plasma satellite TV, a minibar and a pillow menu