Party in Puerto de la Cruz
The northern coastal town of Puerto de la Cruz runs a close second to the capital in the size of its celebrations.
It also has its idiosyncratic attractions, not least the Mascarita Ponte Tacón, the High Heels Marathon.
A male drag-race with contestants picking their way through obstacles, wearing outrageous high-heeled shoes.
Nothing lower than ankle-busting is allowed.
It’s uproarious, not at all “political correct”, and fast becoming the most popular event of the Carnaval calendar.
But it’s not for the easily-offended. Don’t take your prim great-aunt.
There are smaller celebrations in most towns and villages across Tenerife.
If you have the time, settle in for a couple of weeks, hire a car, and combine Carnaval with a few day trips around the island.