People who book a Tenerife holiday to coincide with the island's upcoming annual carnival are unlikely to regret their decision if they enjoy a party atmosphere.
Organisers of the event, which kicks off in the popular winter break destination on February 15th, promise a magnificent concoction of colour and lights.
Costumes worn by contestants in the parade can typically weigh 150 kg and require wheels to be moved.
They are usually adorned with sequins, feathers and other elaborate decorations after being created by local artists.
And those on holiday in Tenerife will also enjoy a multi-sensory experience for the duration of the carnival, as musicians, performers and other individuals join forces for a party.
These groups are known Murgas, comparsas and rondallas, with the latter recognised for their flamboyant dress code.
Gill Charlton, answering readers' questions for the Daily Telegraph, recently identified Tenerife's south coast as the perfect spot for a winter holiday.
Posted by Joseph Brady