The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is due to start in only ten days and it has already turned the capital of the island into one of the main tourist destinations in Spain. With the arrival of the traditional parades and dances during the nights, a large influx of national and international tourists is expected. This is confirmed by the portal of vacation rentals and apartments Holidu, which through its comparative observatory analyzed the prices and occupancy in the Canary Islands, concluding that the occupancy of this type of accommodation in Santa Cruz will be at 92% and on average will be paid 112 euros per night.
With the return the festivities to its usual format, this February year is expected to be once again one of the strongest months for local tourism. The vacation rental market foresees a positive impact due to the high demand for tourist accommodation in various parts of the Canary Islands region. In this sense, it is expected that the events will equal or surpass the more than hundreds of thousands of attendees that visited the islands in their last versions.
According to the statistics, and considering the most popular destinations of the archipelago, the figures are positive and in some destinations there is hardly any availability left. At a regional level, Tenerife has already reached 88% occupancy and Gran Canaria 82% for the second half of February. Now from a municipal perspective, Santa Cruz de Tenerife is in first place with 92% occupancy, in second place Maspalomas with 91%, third place Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with 86%, Adeje with 85% and in fifth place Puerto de la Cruz with 84% occupancy to date.
In terms of prices, the Spanish archipelago has something to offer to everyone and the option of staying in cities close to the carnivals is also a way of combining the event with a short vacation. For February, the cost of an average night in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is 112 euros, while in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria it is 105 euros. Among the cheapest destinations are San Cristóbal de La Laguna for 98 euros, Puerto de la Cruz for 101 euros and Telde for 105 euros. Finally, and with a little more budget, Playa Blanca and Adeje for 190 and 244 euros a night.
National and international visitors in the Canary Islands
In terms of visitors profile, the Canary Islands archipelago is preparing to receive arrivals from various parts of the world. Thus, according to Holidu, for the month of February 38% of tourists who have booked vacation rentals in the Canary Islands come from Spain, followed by 22% of Germans and in third place English with 14%, fourth place the French with 10% and in fifth position with 7% Dutch visitors.