Taurito is a well kept secret on the south-west coast of Gran Canaria. Huddled on a sheer cliff face and hewn from solid rock, hotels hang as if suspended in mid air, giving the tiny resort an other worldly feel! Cosily sandwiched between Puerto Rico and Puerto Mogan (both about 15 minutes drive away), Taurito is a purpose-built resort which is quiet, laid back and relaxing.
Holidays in Taurito have an upmarket feel which lends a certain air of exclusivity to the area and because there is little infrastructure to speak of, most nightlife options are catered to in the hotels themselves. This has enabled Taurito to avoid any honky tonk element and to remain the shy, retiring resort that gets the basics right.
A holiday in Taurito will suit beach lovers as the soft stretch of volcanic black sand is quite small but perfectly formed. Licked by gentle Atlantic waves, swimming is safe and the sheltered bay offers scuba diving and snorkelling adventures.
Taurito attracts couples and also appeals to families. Just behind the beach, Playa Taurito Lido is a great waterpark with all the usual splashy fun in the sun - helter skelters, corkscrews, kamikaze rides, a huge lagoon style pool and a kiddies activity pool - super watery fun for all ages! A small amusement area with outdoor decking (al fresco cocktails, anyone?), a mini golf course, mini disco and occasional live music provides some diversion from soaking up the rays and relaxing.
Taurito Airport Transfers & Weather
Airport: Las Palmas Airport (LPA)
Distance: 55km from Las Palmas Airport to Taurito
You can get a shared shuttle from Las Palmas Airport to Taurito. This a coach transfer with multiple stops en route to your accommodation. It's the cheapest but slowest option.
You also can get a speedy shuttle from Las Palmas Airport to Taurito. This also a coach transfer but with a maximum of 4-5 stops en route to your accommodation. It costs slightly more than the shared shuttle, but is faster.
The fastest and most direct option, though slightly more expensive, is a private transfer. This is a private vehicle just for you and the people travelling with you. There are no stops and no waiting at the airport.