Cruise Carnival in Canary Islands
Carnival in the Canary Islands: Pullmantur takes you on a trip to the land of happiness
Join us for a visit to this amazing location, located on one continent but linked to another by history and tradition, a crossroad of cultures, a home to fantastic and unique traditions. These are the Canary Islands, an archipelago that is unlike any other, and which boasts the only Carnival festivities that manage to overshadow those held in Brazil.
During the seven nights of this Pullmantur cruise's voyage you will have time to mingle amongst the street musicians and bands parading through the streets of the region's two main cities: Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas. The Canary Carnival Cruise starts and ends on the splendid island of Gran Canaria. The grand Horizon ship takes you to Tenerife, La Palma, Lanzarote, and the beautiful Moroccan city of Agadir, one of the jewels in the crown that makes up this trip.
In addition to this, Pullmantur also offers the possibility of choosing the home port from which this carnivalesque adventure departs. You have three choices: the first we already mentioned, while you can also embark at Tenerife or Lanzarote. Regardless of your choice, the route's duration remains the same: seven nights of bliss.
Gran Canaria and Tenerife, where Carnival is omnipresent
Upon arriving in the Canary Islands you're sure to hear stories about the old rivalry between Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas. Although these legendary disputes were resolved during the last decades of the twentieth century, a healthy competition between the two cities remains in the form of their carnivals. Both try to out-do the other and cinch the first place prize in terms of the importance and showiness of their respective festivities.
This constructive pique, an unmistakable sign of singular humour and grace of the Canary Islanders, is evident amongst the inhabitants. Although Santa Cruz de Tenerife's carnival festivities are especially famous at an international level, those in Las Palmas are renowned due to the enthusiasm of the participants, nowhere more evident than amongst the 'batucadas' or in the splendour of the Gala Drag Queen, making the party here one of the most innovative masquerades in Spain.
If you want to experience the best carnival experience on the planet and be amazed with all the colour, fantasy, light and conviviality present therein, the place to be is in the Canary Island's co-capitals. Naturally, all of these festivities are not at odds with rest and relaxation. Take in the beauty of Tenerife's Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos, or in Arguineguin and Patalavaca in Gran Canaria.
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The unique splendour of the African gardens and ecosystems
Although they are part of Spain, the Canary Islands are located in the northwest of the wild African continent, an area blessed by the countless benefits of subtropical climate. A climate that facilitates the presence of incredible landscapes that blossom amongst the archipelago's volcanic origin, making the region a unique window into the wonders of the African ecosystem.
Among the wide variety of Canarian National Parks you will visit an obvious highlight is the Teide Mountain Park, considered to be Spain's 'rooftop'. It boasts the Timanfaya and the Caldera, where you'll doubtless fall in love with the hundreds of crags scattered throughout the area. Later on, in Africa proper, you'll be delighted by the man-made gardens, like the Olhao Gardens in the Moroccan city of Agadir.
A perfect holiday escape is one that combines culture, relaxation and nature. What a coincidence! That's just what is on the menu on Pullmantur's Canary Islands Carnival Cruise. So, what are you waiting for? Time to book the vacation of a lifetime!
Featured Canary Islands cruises
TRANSATLANTICS AND SPECIAL CRUISES
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
- Tenerife - La Palma - La Palma - At Sea - Agadir (Morocco) - Lanzarote - Gran Canaria - Tenerife
FROM 619 € *Taxes and other charges are included