Located on the southwest coast of the beautiful island of Gran Canaria, which is the third largest of the Canary Islands, Playa Taurito is a holiday-makers paradise. This small, quiet but action-packed resort is a great choice for families or those looking for a more relaxing holiday. Whilst only a short drive from the livelier towns of Puerto Rico and Playa Mogán, Playa Taurito boasts a stunning beach, a waterpark, superb excursions, excellent water-sport activities and a wide range of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. For some of the best deals to this fantastic resort, check out A1 Travel and view the range of four-star hotels and package holidays on offer.
When to go
As you would expect from a holiday to the Canaries, the weather in Playa Taurito is hot all year round, with temperatures rarely dropping below 20°c. With its sub-tropical climate, Playa Taurito is the perfect holiday destination for those looking to soak up the sun. There is more rainfall between the months of October and February, but temperatures can still reach 22°c. The summer months of June through to September offer glorious sunshine and temperatures averaging at around 28°c.
Where to stay
A1 Travel offers several four-star, all inclusive hotels located in Playa Taurito. All hotels are situated on the cliff-side and offer sunny terraces and stunning sea views. With top-rate amenities, entertainment schedules and modest facilities, hotels such as the Paradise Lago Taurito, the Paradise Costa Taurito and the Mogán Princess are ideal for a family holiday or a romantic and secluded getaway.
Attractions & Events
The main attraction when visiting Playa Taurito is the beach. Stretching for approximately 150 metres and consisting of dark but soft volcanic sand, a day on the beach is the most ideal way to enjoy all that this exciting resort has to offer. With plenty of restaurants, snack bars and cafes along the promenade, you can always find something refreshing to eat and drink. Add to that the fact that there are many water-sport activities to choose from such as water-skiing, wind-surfing, scuba-diving and jet-skiing, it is easy to see why a trip to the beach is the most popular pastime in Playa Taurito.
The Lago Oasis Taurito waterpark is a great day out the whole family and offers relatively cheap entrance fees. Boasting a lagoon-style pool, a huge selection of water chutes and slides, a snack bar, tropical gardens and kid's playground, this waterpark is a fantastic way to spend time with the family.
Whilst there are many shops, restaurants and bars in Playa Taurito, for something more up-beat a trip to the nearby towns of Puerto Rico and Playa Mogán come highly recommended. Puerto Rico, only a fifteen minute drive south of Playa Taurito, offers excellent bars and clubs if a lively night out is what you're looking for and during the daytime, it has a vibrant shopping centre where you can pick up your souvenirs and cut-price clothing. Playa Mogán, fondly known as Little Venice, is only a ten minute drive north and is made up of bridges and canals, making this picturesque town well worth a visit.
For a last minute holiday to somewhere beautiful and relaxing or an action-packed family holiday somewhere with plenty to get up to, choosing a holiday to Playa Taurito with A1 Travel is a great choice.