Playa Taurito holidays 2020
If you’ve ever been a bit doubtful about purpose-built resorts, Playa Taurito on Gran Canaria could be the place that changes your mind in 2020.
This beautifully situated collection of luxury hotels makes the most of the island’s pluses – sunshine, sands, dramatic volcanic landscapes – and does away with the possible negative of the sometimes high winds.
And because it’s been planned from the start, Playa Taurito’s facilities, like its water park, match the area’s natural suitability for water sports of all types.
For a change of scenery on your Playa Taurito holiday just pop up the coast to fashionable Playa Mogan or put on your dancing shoes for a night out to the south in Puerto Rico.
ico. And Gran Canaria is small and easy to get around, so if you want to explore its exciting capital, Las Palmas, or get lost somewhere in its astonishingly diverse natural landscapes, then you’re never more than a short drive from something new to discover.
Playa Taurito at a glance
Rest & relaxation
Playa Taurito is perfect for quiet escapes, so if you're hoping for some undisturbed peace, this is your place!
Discover the best beaches
Check out Playa Taurito's small black sand beach, perfect for daytime relaxation
Many of the resort's hotels have facilities for the little ones, but there's also Playa Taurito Lido waterpark to keep them busy
Sample the local food
Head into nearby Puerto de Mogan for a harbourside meal of fresh seafood
Fab shopping scene
Make your way into nearby Puerto Rico for three shopping centres
Perfect for watersports
From diving to jet skis and banana boats, Playa Taurito is great for water fun!
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Things to do in Playa Taurito
On an island that is at the same latitude as the Sahara desert but is cooled by Atlantic winds, spending time in the sun is always going to be a strong contender. That’s certainly true when you holiday at Playa Taurito, which has a beach that’s well suited to this small, almost secret resort. Once you’ve caught some rays, you’ll want to enjoy those inviting waters, perhaps for a gentle swim, or maybe for something more daring involving boats, diving gear, or surf boards and encounters with turtles, dolphins or whales.
You can be almost anywhere on Gran Canaria from Playa Taurito in not much more than an hour’s drive, so the likes of Palmitos Park, a top-notch animal park, the sand dunes of Maspalomas, or Las Palmas’ beautiful cathedral are really on your doorstep. Even nearer at hand are the marina and stylish seafront of Playa Mogan and the lively, British-friendly social scene in Puerto Rico, while inland are beautiful mountains and other natural wonders on what is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Playa Taurito beaches
The famous black sands of the Canary Islands are just outside the front door on your Playa Taurito holiday – some people reckon the dark sands are softer than lighter beaches, something you’ll have to find out for yourself. The beach isn’t enormous in length, but has enough depth to allow everyone to spread out. Set in a sweeping bay, it’s very sheltered, though that doesn’t stop it from being a good spot to try out your water sports skills.
For its size, Gran Canaria really does have a ridiculous number of good beaches, and if you can’t find something to suit you down to the ground then you simply haven’t looked in the right places! To take just the two closest examples, Playa Mogan is enclosed within a man-made barrier for super-safe swimming, while Puerto Rico’s beach is big and expansive. If you want to see a beach that seems almost endless then go to Maspalomas, where the dunes are an important natural habitat and the camel rides seem entirely appropriate. Playa del Ingles shows that the British have great taste in seaside sands, and is big enough to allow zoning that keeps the lively from the simply lazy.
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