The record breaking Haunted Theme Carnaval paraded through Puerto del Carmen as the Avenida and beaches were filled with thousands of masked revellers, floats, parades and batucada troupes.
The main tourist resort was buzzing with a carnival atmosphere in the Saturday parade as residents and tourists alike,watched the parade of thousands of Mascaritas, almost a hundred groups, troupes, batucadas, brass bands and floats that started from near the Hotel San Antonio to the end of Playa Grande, Puerto del Carmen, next to the Los Fariones Hotel .
After the massive parade, Saturday night continued at the Plaza El Varadero with music from la Gran Verbena with el Combo Dominicano, Zone 40 Ur and Dj Ángel Pérez.
Tias City Council Fiestas department organised the event jointly with the Department of Tourism. They emphasised the tourist promotional aspect of the carnival stressing that many tourists schedule their annual holiday to coincide with this week of costumes and parties on the island.
Friday, February 16th, the Carnival Gala was also held with performances from "Sur Caliente Junior", La Charanga "The Grumpy ", the Batucada "Chimbay " and the Comparsa "Sur Caliente", in the Plaza del Varadero, in La Tiñosa.
The town hall Tias has scheduled performances by Pepe Benavente, Tony Tun Tun and the group "Bomba ", in the Plaza del Varadero, in Puerto del Carmen for Carnaval Puerto del Carmen Day, from 12 noon on Sunday, 18th Feb.