Feb 102013
 

Continuing with the carnivals took place today the festival of the achipencos. Similar to the arretrancos, although much more autochthonous, in this event the participants are thrown into the sea with handmade rafts decorated as carnival floats. The goal is to get from the Port to Playa Chica, something not everyone gets.
We have made several albums because there are many pictures!

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See also:
Carnival 2013: Arretrancos (photos)
Carnival 2013: Achipencos (video)

Feb 032013
 

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Launching the 2013 carnival, was celebrated yesterday in Puerto del Rosario the contest of “arretrancos” which herein refers to the race of unconventional carts, without motors, that are launched down the slopes of the town. This is not about race, but rather they are combined with the floats, and participants are thrown at relatively low speed and in turn, will compete in costume and originality. They were preceded by a local murga (band of carnival musicians).

See also:
Carnival 2013: Achipencos (photos)
Carnival 2013: Achipencos (video)

Feb 022013
 

AIDAsol january beach

 

In the last days of January some tourists who take a trip ashore from the AIDAsol were bathing in Playa Chica, Puerto del Rosario.

Thanks to the works that were made some years ago for channeling wastewater to the treatment plant that is located north, this beach is perfectly clean, and is an excellent choice for those who want to enjoy the sea without leaving the city. Right in front of the beach there are bars and periodically there is a handicrafts market.

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