Enjoy Carnival on Costa Dorada
Costa Dorada is decked out this week in its best costumes to celebrate the arrival of Carnival, a magnificent festival of Roman origin, which year after year, encourages everyone to enjoy a few days full of fun, music, dance and, above all, lots of humour and joy.
During this weekend, from the 10th to 11th of February, many towns on Costa Dorada, such as Tarragona, Reus, Cambrils, Vila-seca La Pineda, Calafell and Torredembarra, join in this celebration, organising a wide variety of activities around the traditional Carnival parade.
So that you can enjoy this event in these towns, BusPlana provides you with schedules of the regular lines, which you can check on our website. Remember that you can also get around at night with our night bus to Reus on weekends and on the eve of public holidays. You should also bear in mind that, as the official airport shuttle, you can buy the official tickets online for transfers from Barcelona Airport to these locations.
Carnival arrives at PortAventura World
From Friday 9th of February until the 17th of March, PortAventura World brings you a unique experience for you to enjoy this Carnival to the fullest. To this end, it has prepared a series of shows full of magic and originality, such as the Carnival Parade, a grand parade through the Mediterrània area, which will feature acrobats, samba dancers, masked characters that will transport you to the Venice carnivals and much more entertainment for the whole family.
Another ideal option if you're visiting the park with the little ones is Bubble Carnival, in which an alchemist will create a wide variety of soap bubbles in unimaginable shapes. It will take place in Magic Temple.
Carnival of Venice also comes to PortAventura World, with the show "Aires de Carnaval", a show full of acrobatics and choreography, in Gran Teatro Imperial; as well as the magnificent musical "Viva Carnaval", which will take place in La Cantina. Dancers André and Marquinhos will also offer a dance duel, to the rhythm of samba, to make the Carnival Queen fall in love, in a show at Long Branch Saloon, in Far West.
If you are a lover of magic, don't miss the "Magic Carnival" show at Long Branch Saloon; or, if you prefer adventure, enter Temple of Fire to live an experience where you will find the protected treasure.
For the little ones, SésamoAventura also dresses up for Carnival, with the well-known characters of Epi, Blas, Elmo, Coco, Abby and Cookie Monster. You should also bear in mind that, throughout your stay at the park, you'll also find a wide variety of street performances.
Live Carnival in Tarragona
Until the 13rd of February, Tarragona is once again celebrating its Carnival, with a wide range of activities for all ages. Today, Wednesday 7th of February, at 6 p.m., the entrance of King Carnestoltes, his Concubine and entourage will take place in Plaça de la Disbauxa.
This weekend, the Craft Parade will take place on Saturday, 10th of February, along Avinguda Ramon y Cajal, Rambla Nova, Carrer Rovira i Virgili, Plaça Anselm Clavé and Avinguda Catalunya. Followed by the Carnival festival in Plaça de la Disbauxa, and other festive events. On the other hand, on Sunday 11th of February, at 6 p.m., you can enjoy the big parade, with the same route.
Xurigué Carnival in Calafell
Calafell, a town in Baix Penedès region, organises its well-known and multitudinous Xurigué Carnival, a celebration which this year will be held from the 8th of February to the 17th of February.
As is tradition, there will be several parades, such as the Carnival parade in Calafell village, which will take place on Friday, 9th of February, at 9 p.m.; the parade in Segur de Calafell, on Saturday, at 12 p.m.; the Xurigué Carnival in Calafell Platja, on the same Saturday and Sunday, at 10 p.m.; and, finally, the Cós Blanc Festival, the following Saturday, 17th of February, at 7 p.m.
Among the children's activities, there will be a chocolate party on Thursday 8th of February in Plaça Catalunya, followed by a show. Also, children will be able to enjoy the children's carnival of Segur de Calafell, on Saturday, the 10th, at 5.30 p.m.; and the carnival of Calafell, on Sunday, at 12 p.m., in Joan Ortoll pavilion.
Many other towns on Costa Daurada will be joining in the Carnival celebrations once again this year. One of them is, for example, Vila-seca. Its parade will take place on Saturday, 10th of February, from 6.30 p.m, through the streets of the town, and will end with a big dance in the Municipal Sports Pavilion.
In the case of the city of Reus, the parade will take place on Saturday, 10th of February, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in Plaça de la Pastoreta, Passeig de Prim, Passeig de Sunyer and Plaça del Nen de les Oques.
On the evening of the 10th of February, Cambrils will also hold its parade. And Torredembarra will organise the children's carnival parade on Friday, 9th of February, and the grand parade on Saturday.
We remind you that on BusPlana website you can check schedules of our regular lines, so that you can travel to Tarragona, Reus, Vila-seca, Calafell, Cambrils and Torredembarra, among many other towns, as well as to PortAventura World. You can also travel at night with our night bus to Reus at weekends and on the eve of public holidays. Moreover, as we are the official airport shuttle, you can buy the official tickets online for transfers from Barcelona Airport.