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Puerto de la Cruz has a great night life, especially for younger people who like to stay out late and party. A big thing that tourists will do is stay out on the beach all day, then grab a late dinner, get ready, and head out for the night. There are many good bars and restaurants located throughout the city. Some of the restaurants will often have live entertainment, and if you are already in before a certain time you won't have to pay the cover to get in. There are other bars, as well, that will have live entertainment, and sometimes you will have to buy at least two drinks in order to stay in. One of the best times of year to visit Puerto de la Cruz is during Carnivale. This takes place every year between February and March. Carnivale will go on for 2 weeks, and during that time the area becomes a mad house. Extreme partying takes place and everyone from tourists to locals stay out drinking until the early hours of the morning. If you are staying in a busy area during Carnivale, plan on getting no sleep. It would be wise to pack ear plugs if you want to get sleep.