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Playa Taurito

Playa Taurito Holidays

Nestled amongst Gran Canaria's striking cliffs, the resort of Playa Taurito is a holidaymaker's dream. It's a stunning spectacle with enchanting views and is not to be missed by anyone looking to get away from it all.

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Atlantic adventures

Several top ranking and modern hotels scatter the cliffs, looking out onto tranquil Atlantic Ocean views. The resort's stretch of black sand coastline is shielded by hills on either side, making this one of the most sheltered, quiet and private beaches on the south-west coast. Grab yourself a drink from one of the bars and relax with a drink.

If chilling out isn't the only thing on your mind this holiday, you can gear up for adventure. This resort offers tons of activities from watersports to camel riding to hotel entertainment – and that's not to mention all the boutique shopping and authentic coastal Spanish restaurants waiting to be explored.

A 10-minute drive away is Playa Mogan, with its striking similarities to the sinking city of Venice. This costal town is known for its canal, bridges and the fresh seafood. Many restaurants serve up traditional delights such as swordfish, sea bass and lip-smacking paella.

Just south of Playa Taurito is Puerto Rico, known for its exciting nightlife and party atmosphere. It's worth a journey here after sunset to see the streets alive with dancing and karaoke.

Quick Tips

  • Roman Catholic
  • Euro
  • Spanish
  • GMT + 1hr

Splashing around

If thrills and sport are on the agenda, you should visit Playa Taurito Lido Water Park, which is brimming with kamikaze slides, corkscrews, tropical gardens and endless fun for young and old alike.

Regular scuba diving and surfing classes take place at the coast every day. It's great for those who want to explore the ocean floor, learn how to catch a wave or just how to stay on a board. For something a bit easier to hold onto, jump on a jet ski or banana boat and enjoy the water without being submerged it.

For the ultimate Atlantic Ocean experience, hop aboard one of Europe's largest catamaran cruises and play spot-the-wildlife. The attention-hogging bottlenose dolphins native to these waters are always ready for their close-up.

A new experience

If you want to try something selfie-worthy on holiday, visit Maspalomas to catch a camel ride over the desert-like dunes. You'll feel like you're in the Sahara when you're on top of these friendly creatures. Experienced guides are ready to lead you on an excursion you'll never forget, before finishing the journey at the camel ranch. It's the perfect opportunity to pose and take pictures with these majestic animals. Just watch out… they're known to spit!

The dunes are only a 40-minute drive from the resort, and plenty of buses and taxis make the trip every day, so it's an easy day out!

Cycle power

If you're feeling adventurous, want to burn some daiquiri-calories or would like to take in picturesque views, we have an activity for you. Just sign-up for the popular cycling tours around some of the island's most breathtaking scenery, specifically developed to showcase the spectacular surroundings. With tours carefully planned for all ages and levels, anyone can take part. From fun family trips to advanced cross-terrain experiences, you'll find something suited to your fitness!

Unwind and take it easy

Spa treatments and thalassotherapy sessions are available for anyone wanting a little "me" time and a pampering session. Guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed, the spa sessions use controlled seawater temperatures and sunlight to harness health benefits for mind, body and that pesky hangnail.

When you're fully relaxed, spend an evening snuggling up at the midnight cinema showings. Films are played outside on a cinema style projector screen complete with waiters ready to take your drink and food orders.

Party and flair

If you fancy a night in, there's more than enough to choose from, with the resorts themselves hosting a myriad of events, including mini-golf, bowling, tennis courts and arcade games. Nightlife at the hotels are never quiet affairs, with a range of tribute bands, karaoke, discos, and flamboyant main act shows ranging from colourful Grand Canaria bird displays to exotic fiery flamenco performances.