The annual excitement of the carnival seems to have died down in the two capital cities of the Canary Islands, but that doesn't mean that the fun is over! Costumes and parties are still the order of the day in one of the most popular corners of the islands. If you're looking for a good time, you can't miss out on the International Carnival of Maspalomas. Today, we're going to give you our top three tips to make sure that you get the most out of this amazing festival in the south of Gran Canaria:
1. Find a comfortable costume.
When you're watching the parade, you're sure to see plenty of people with incredibly elaborate, creative costumes. In fact, many locals spend months beforehand preparing their dream outfit - and you can really see how their work has paid off! But if you're just making this part of your holiday, you're better off looking for something comfortable, so you can move, jump and dance without any problems. Don't forget, it's likely to be hot - so find a costume which won't leave you sweating all day.
2. Pick up a cheap rental car in Gran Canaria.
Whether you're staying in Maspalomas, in Playa del Ingles, or in any number of other parts of the island, it's always best to get yourself a low cost rental car in Gran Canaria so you can travel around in comfort. Not only will it be easier to get to the shops and pick up your costume, but you'll also be able to take trips to the different parts of the island. Of course, we at Payless, your budget car rental in Gran Canaria, have to remind you never to drive if you've been consuming alcohol. Make this carnival a safe one!
3. Head to the local beaches to recharge your batteries.
After an unforgettable time at the carnival, you'll definitely be in need of some relaxation - and what could be better than a trip to the beach? In the light March sunshine, you'll find plenty of great beaches in the area: Anfi del Mar, Puerto Rico and Amadores are some of the best examples. Of course, if you prefer something a bit more natural and less crowded, you can head to smaller coves like Playa de las Mujeres or Montana Arena. Whichever beach you're travelling to, your low cost rental car will be your best friend to discover the most beautiful coastal areas of the south of the island.