It’s that time of year again, when carnival (or carnaval, to use the Spanish spelling) comes to town. You can enjoy the carnival in any town in Gran Canaria, such as the Carnaval Internacional Maspalomas 2009 but the Las Palmas festivities are particularly spectacular.
If you are not coming on holiday to Gran Canaria until March, don’t worry because that’s when the Carnaval Internacional Maspalomas 2009 is on!
There are more than forty staged events to choose from and 2 million euros have apparently been spent on the Las Palmas Carnaval so it should be pretty spectacular!
The programme this year includes fancy dress, beauty pageants, carnival queen and children’s queen contests, salsa music, parades, body make up competitions and more! Most of the events are held in Parque de Santa Catalina and you can see the whole carnival programme here.