The presentation of Puerto de La Cruz’s Summer Carnival, held today, Friday September 14, in Loro Parque, has launched a weekend in which the protagonists will be the comparsas (dance groups), batucadas (drum groups), orchestras, parades and street parties, amongst other activities. This is already the third year of this initiative, which, following the success of previous years, will fill the streets with music and colour to become once more a cultural and tourist attraction in the municipality.
The event held in Loro Parque, which was recently recognised as the best zoo in the world for the second consecutive year according to TripAdvisor, was honoured with a great performance by the Rio Orinoco comparsa, which infused everyone present with its rhythm and carnival movement. The inaugural act, full of colour, joy and life, was attended by the Councillors for the areas of Festivals and Tourism Ruymán García and Dimple Melwani, the Commercial Director of Loro Parque Jorge Vega, the Director of Communication of the Compañía Cervecera de Canarias (Cerveza Dorada) Luis Durango, and the French artist with a Canarian accent Poupie, who conquered all of Spain after her passage through the Telecinco contest Factor X.
In the first place, the Commercial Director of Loro Parque assured those present that it already seems as much a tradition to receive the title of best zoo in the world as to celebrate the Summer Carnival. In addition, he insisted that this festivity represents a great joy not only for the residents of Puerto de la Cruz, but for all tourists who have the opportunity to enjoy it.
For his part, the head of Festivities Ruymán García, presented the official poster of the Carnival of Puerto de la Cruz 2019, made by the artist Jonás Emanuel, which will be called ‘Invasión Carnavalera’ (Carnival Invasion). Also, García ran through the entire programme established for these three days of celebration, highlighting the performance of Poupie. In addition, he insisted that “it’s a summer season in which we can boast of a carnival that each year has been more successful.
The Councillor for Tourism Dimple Melwani, also thanked the Carnival groups “the real protagonists” for their presence and for making the event possible. She congratulated the Kiessling family too for winning TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travellers Choice Award for the second year in a row. “I recently read that there are almost 50 million people who have visited the Park and, therefore, 50 million who also visit our tourist city and can share their experience with everyone”.
“This is an event that I am convinced will continue to grow. It’s important to take advantage of the good tourist period that we are going through to consolidate these initiatives that help to differentiate our offer and allows us to promote a very diverse cultural and leisure agenda throughout the year,” added the Councillor for Tourism.
In addition, Luis Durango, Communication Director of the Compañía Cervecera de Canarias, highlighted the link between the Dorada brand and the Carnival, and wanted to underline his hopes for their continued participation in future editions of this festivity.
Puerto de la Cruz’s Summer Carnival also counts on the support of the Urban Consortium for the Rehabilitation of Puerto de la Cruz, which since its beginnings has encouraged this initiative that energises the city.
The formal act of presentation kicks off a weekend full of life and colour that will continue to the frenetic rhythm of Carnival. Avenida Colón, Paseo San Telmo and the Plaza de Europa will be the main centres where the different events will take place, which will end next Sunday, September 16, with the performance of the fanfarrias (drum and cornet bands).