Santa Cruz has set the standard but now it’s the turn of Los Cristianos to dazzle and delight with colour and music galore during their Carnaval celebrations. This year the theme is Mexico but a willingness to give in to the muisc and have a good time is the only real requirement for visitors. Events are a little more spread this year so even more chance to have fun.
Fri. 5 March – Presentation of the Carnaval Queen candidates outside the Cultural Centre at 8pm.
Weds. 10 March – Carnaval dance for seniors at the Recinto Ferial from 6.30pm.
Thurs. 11 March – Election of the infant Carnaval Queen at the Recinto Ferial from 8.30pm.
Fri. 12 March – Election of the adult Carnaval Queen at the Recinto Ferial from 9pm.
Sat. 13 March – Make up and costume workshop outside the Cultural Centre from 4.30pm.
Sat. 13 March – Street Carnaval from the Cultural Centre to the beach from 7pm.
Sat. 13 March – Dancing to live bands at the Recinto Ferial from 11pm.
Sun. 14 March – Carnaval parade from Paloma Beach to the Recinto Ferial from 5pm.
Mon. 15 March – Sardine Funeral from town to the beach, start at approx 8pm.
If you have any energy left after all that you deserve a medal. Just get out and mix and have fun.
If you want to be active and explore your holiday area, the Bitacora Hotel is the ideal base. Playa de Las Americas has changed dramatically over recent years and can now offer something for everyone.
Golfers will delight at the Golf las Americas course, it’s staged many big championships and the tree lined layout makes it sedate and tranquil, despite only being a short walk from the seafront. Families can spoil themselves at Siam Park, the biggest water park in Europe, with a lazy river, slides, and white knuckle challenges, it’s sure to thrill.
Las Americas is a shoppers paradise, perfumes, electrical accessories, fashion and duty free products are all for sale in large modern commercial centres well served with bars and restaurants for those “catch up” moments.
The Bitacora Hotel offers 4 star comfort with first class service and all at very reasonable prices. Spring Hoteles are proud to invite you all to come and see why Tenerife and Playa de Las Americas are bywords for great holidays.
The best of both holiday worlds – that’s what the Arona Gran Hotel can offer. At the end of the old port and beach, it offers a mix of small intimate bars and restaurants and a lovely promenade to take in the sea view, stretch those legs and relax in a sedate setting.
Keep walking into town and you can enjoy the fish restaurants that surround the harbour and the small pedestrian shopping streets full of bargains. The main cultural and fiesta events take place around the old port beach, and the church plaza is often used for music evenings.
On the other side of the port, you will find a more modern and commercial side to Los Cristianos with singers in bars and modern commercial centres that are ideal for warm weather fashion and holiday gifts. The golden arc of Las Vistas beach makes it one of the best swimming and sun bathing areas in Tenerife. Water sports and boat excursions are also easy to find here, or you could just relax and take things easy.
The choice is yours, but knowing that the 4 star comfort of the Arona Gran Hotel is there for you with its fabulous restaurants, bars and pools and is always welcoming. Of course, if you are feeling more adventurous we can also book excursions for you!
Tenerife is known for it’s lovely, vibrant and friendly culture and all that spills out in a cascade of colour and noise at Carnaval time. You have to be quick, nimble and early to get a good vantage point for the showpiece parade on Sunday 7th March, but guests of the Arona Gran Hotel don’t have to go to the parade, the parade comes to them.
The afternoon procession or Coso, starts off near the beach below Guaza mountain, a few yards along from the Arona Gran Hotel. The floats, dancers and musicians all warm up and get into order at least an hour before the start. If you´re staying at the Arona Gran Hotel, you won’t miss a thing and get a great view!
The parade starts its slow meander up into the city centre, ending up near the Cultural Centre. The stage and fair all take place in the centre of Los Cristianos, a mere 5 minutes walk from the comfort of the Arona Gran Hotel.
The Carnaval week begins on Thursday 4 March and ends on Monday 8 March with the Burial of the Sardine, a riotous funeral parade that ends at the beach with the burning of the giant papier mache fish. You won’t forget Los Cristianos Carnaval in a hurry and your holiday at the Arona Gran Hotel will linger with the same warm and pleasant memories of a great holiday.
First impressions can mean a lot, so prepare to be impressed by the botanical lounge reception area at Hotel Vulcano in Playa de Las Americas. It’s something different and shows the attention to detail that will make sure you have a great holiday.
The green theme continues with the well tended gardens, and once inside you will appreciate the large swimming pool with fountain and the stylish restaurants with their tempting menu.
It’s easy to forget that you are in the heart of Las Americas, the nightlife capital of Tenerife, you are just a short walk from the beach and the late night bars where the fun goes on until the small hours. Los Cristianos is a short stroll along the seafront promenade and some of the best commercial centres are near the Hotel Vulcano, packed with designer clothes and bargain priced electric goods. It’s all in easy reach when you stay with us.
If you are a more adventurous holiday maker, the Hotel Vulcano is the perfect place to stay, the 4 star comfort will mean you get a great start to each day and somewhere you look forward to returning for the evening entertainment.
In the day, Tenerife is there for you to explore, The main bus station is just up the road, and is your doorway to the lush green north of the island or the more rugged inland villages where there is a big welcome and small prices. Car hire is a great way to get around Tenerife, reception will be able to give you good advice on reliable companies. Playa de Las Americas is served by the main motorway, and then the road opens up for you as you seek out some of the amazing sights around the island. If you want company, reception can also advise you of the best group excursions to sign up for.
Service is the key at Hotel Vulcano, you will find our staff friendly and helpful and well clued up on local customs and fiestas. There has never been a better time to book for your Tenerife holiday, if you go to our main website and book online, you can even get a 10% discount. What are you waiting for?
The Arona Gran Hotel doesn’t just stand out as a landmark hotel on the Los Cristianos beachfront, it also has outstanding offers.
Booking on line is quick and easy and comes with a bonus of free tea and coffee making facilities, with a 7 nights minimum booking and is Just one of those extra comforts you can expect when you choose to stay in 4 star luxury and style on the old port side of this popular resort.
The views out to the Atlantic as the inter island ferries come and go are just one reason why the Arona Grand Hotel is a firm favourite with Tenerife visitors. A weekly market, nearby hiking routes, a 5 minute walk to the main bus station and a fantastic pool terrace to catch that sun, all play their part in luring our guests back again and again.
Everyone should have the chance to be just a 5 minute walk from the commercial heart of Los Cristianos, with the beach below, and Guaza mountain rising up at the side. That’s why Arona Gran Hotel has special offers to welcome single guests, check for details on our main site www.springhoteles.com.
Playa de Las Americas is well known as a lively, fun resort with great nightlife and the Bitacora Hotel nestles just off the front in easy reach of the dark sandy beaches that sweep along the coast. The daytime is just as fun packed and with the family in mind the Bitacora Hotel has it’s own childrens swimming area “Nenelandia” complete with water chute.
When you make the short walk to the beach, you will find it safe and gently shelving into the sea. The main promenade has been made into a pedestrian only zone and given a bright new look. Children will love the friendly bars and restaurants where families are encouraged and the prices are very reasonable.
There is plenty of family based fun in the Bitacora Hotel. During the day, the pools, sports, games and choice of formal or snack food, keeps the mood relaxed and sunny and the entertainment team are always on hand. At night the whole family can come together and enjoy live entertainment with plenty of food and drink. The Bitacora Hotel is where great holiday memories are made!