In this week’s post we tell you all the details about the program of this year’s event, which has chosen as its main theme “New York, the city that never sleeps”. We also advise you on accessible accommodations where to stay and provide other information on accessibility that may be of interest to you.
The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is full of color and rhythm. It is deservedly considered one of the best in the world. During the fifteen days, the streets of the Canarian city are filled with thousands of people wanting to celebrate this Festival of International Tourist Interest.
The stages will be dressed with the theme “New York, the city that never sleeps”. The previous year the setting was futuristic, and each year it changes by popular vote.
The Gala de las Reinas is a highly anticipated event. This year it was held on Wednesday, February 15 at the Fairgrounds. As is tradition, the candidates wear dresses that weigh more than 100 kilos and are more than three meters tall.
But what marks the official beginning of Carnival is the Announcing Cavalcade, a joyous tour of the main streets of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This 2023 will take place on February 17 from 8:00 p.m.
You should also take other relevant dates into account, such as the celebrations of the First Day Carnival (February 19 from 11:00), the Great Carnival Parade (February 21 from 11:00), the Parade of the Burial of the Sardine (February 22 at 10:00 p.m.) and the Second Day Carnival (February 25 from 1:00 p.m.). You can consult the conditions and the complete program on the official website of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council.
Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
All the areas where the carnival activities take place have areas reserved for spectators with reduced mobility. For example, the Tenerife Fairgrounds have a space located in the front rows, from where you can watch any show in detail. There are also accessible mobile toilets.
In the fenced streets, where the parades and processions pass through, access is also facilitated for people with physical disabilities.
Accessible hotels in Tenerife
Tenerife works to achieve universal accessibility in all areas of society. This is reflected in the wide range of hotels suitable for people with reduced mobility on the island.
Below, we recommend ten accommodations where you can stay to enjoy this year’s Carnival.
Sunset Harbour Club
The Sunset Harbor Club is located in the western part of the south of Tenerife, on the Costa Adeje. It is surrounded by exotic gardens and offers beautiful views of the mountains, as well as being just a few minutes from the beach.
The hotel facilities are accessible to people with reduced mobility. There is a hydraulic lift to enjoy the outdoor pool. Likewise, the adapted studios are ideal for resting peacefully.
Spring Arona Gran Hotel
The Spring Arona Gran Hotel is located in the southwest of Tenerife. Specifically, in the town of Arona, a place that stands out on the Island for its strong commitment to accessible tourism.
The property has double rooms adapted for guests with reduced mobility, located on the first floor. The accessible bathrooms have a shower with a seat and a toilet with grab bars.
Santa Barbara Golf And Ocean Club
The Santa Barbara Golf And Ocean Club is located by the sea, in the Golf del Sur complex in San Miguel de Abona.
The hotel’s adapted apartments are designed to ensure the comfort of guests with reduced mobility. They have a living room, kitchen and bedroom. In addition, the spacious adapted bathrooms have a walk-in shower with vertical and horizontal grab bars, a toilet with grab bars and a sink suspended at the appropriate height.
Hotel Zentral Center
The Hotel Zentral Center is located in the town of Playa de las Américas, in the municipality of Arona. It is only a 10-minute walk from Playa de las Vistas, considered an accessible beach for people with reduced mobility.
The accessible rooms are functional and comfortable. They have an bathroom equipped with an adapted shower with bars and a seat, as well as a WC with grab bars.
Hotel Spring Vulcano
The Spring Hotel Vulcano is also located in the tourist center of Playa de las Américas, in the town of Arona.
Among the services and facilities of the accessible hotel, two large swimming pools in the garden stand out, with a hydraulic lift in one of them for people with reduced mobility. In addition, there are cozy and elegant adapted rooms with a direct view of the pool, which are located on the ground floor.
Blue Sea Puerto Resort
Blue Sea Puerto Resort is located a few minutes from Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife. The strategic location allows you to enjoy the beautiful landscapes, both of the mountains and the beach, all in one place.
The adapted rooms are fully equipped and have private terraces. It is possible to choose between two single or double beds.
Apartamentos Tenerife Ving
The Tenerife Ving Apartments are located very close to the beach, in the wonderful city of Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife.
This cozy, accessible aparthotel has spacious studios measuring 29 square meters. Its bathrooms adapted for guests with reduced mobility have a walk-in shower with a grab handle and a toilet with grab bars on the sides.
Hotel Maritim Tenerife
The Maritim Hotel Tenerife is located in Puerto de la Cruz, on the north coast of Tenerife (with views of the Teide peak and close to Loro Parque).
This accommodation adapted for travelers with some type of physical disability is ideal for spending fabulous accessible holidays on the island of eternal spring. The adapted rooms have an ideal decoration to achieve a calm and relaxed atmosphere. In addition, the accessible bathroom is equipped with a WC with a grab bar and a raised shower tray with a wall seat.
Apartamentos El Marqués Palace By Intercorp
The Hotel Marqués Palace is one of the complexes with the best location next to the impressive cliffs of Los Gigantes, in the south of the island of Tenerife. It is located in Puerto Santiago, a small fishing village.
The hotel facilities are accessible for people with reduced mobility as well as having fully adapted apartments, so that everyone can enjoy the stay they want.
Hotel HD Parque Cristobal TF
The Hotel HD Parque Cristóbal Tenerife, with a three-star category, is located in the south of the island. This particular accommodation has all-inclusive, half-board or room-only regimes.
With a modern decoration and attention to detail, the hotel rooms offer a pleasant stay to fully enjoy a fantastic vacation. There are two-bedroom bungalows adapted for people with reduced mobility.
If you want to take advantage of the Carnival to go sightseeing in Tenerife, we recommend that you download our guide. The document includes a five-day accessible itinerary, various proposals for adapted activities and all the information on accessibility you need.
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Sources: Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife – Ayuntamiento (1)(2)(3), Radio Televisión Canaria, Portal oficial de turismo de España