What's the weather like in Playa Taurito in August?
Gran Canaria is often described as a miniature continent, with a much different climate from mainland Spain. The island is in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, just across the water from North Africa. As a result, it experiences pleasant weather all year round, with hot, dry summers and winters that aren't much different.
August is the hottest month of the year in Playa Taurito as the summer season hits its peak. This makes it one of the most popular times for holiday makers who flock here to enjoy the guarantee of great weather. Average temperatures hit an agreeable 23°C during August, with sizzling highs of 26°C which occur mostly towards the end of the month. The resort never feels too hot though, as Gran Canaria is a mountainous island with trade winds that prevail all year round. On an evening, temperatures cool somewhat, but never drop below a low of 19°C. Light clothing is all you need to bring to Playa Taurito in August.
Playa Taurito also sees the largest amount of sunshine in August another reason that tourists love the month. There is an average of 12 hours of sunshine every day in Playa Taurito and a huge 76% chance of a sunny day. You don't have to worry about clouds spoiling your fun either, with just a 1% chance of a cloudy day. Skies should be always bright, clear and sunny in August.
In the middle of the summer season, August is very dry. Just like July, there is only a very small 3% chance of rain the whole month, with only 1mm of precipitation due to fall. You can expect every day to be dry and rain-free in Playa Taurito in August.
Hotels in Playa Taurito in August
Hotel Taurito Princess
Playa Taurito has an array of fantastic accommodation options in close proximity to the beach. Hotel Taurito Princess is one of the best rated hotels in the resort, tucked into the side of a cliff just steps from the soft sand and clear blue sea. If the pool is more your scene though, you'll be happy here too, with two large outdoor pools to choose from. The all-inclusive hotel serves meals in the buffet restaurant and there's also a snack bar for refreshments and a piano bar where you can enjoy a cocktail on an evening. Kids will be kept entertained by a children's club, a mini disco and a playground.
HV Vista Taurito Apartments
For a more self-sufficient, budget-friendly stay, the HV Vista Taurito Apartments are a great choice. Rooms here are fully equipped with a kitchenette, a sitting area, a private bathroom and a large balcony with amazing sea views. A large outdoor pool and a lounge bar makes it a great choice for families and couples alike.
Beaches in Playa Taurito in August
If all of this good weather makes you want to hit the beach and stay there all day, Playa Taurito is a great place to visit, with a stunning volcanic sand beach stretching along the coast. The waters are perfect for a spot of swimming or water sports at this time of year too, with an average sea temperature of 22°C.
With glorious sunshine and dry weather throughout the whole month of August, tourists flock to Playa Taurito's beach to enjoy sparkling blue water and soft sand. The peaceful beach is a great spot to relax and is sheltered at both sides by cliffs. Located on Gran Canaria's southern coast, the beach is bathed in sunshine all day long.
Close to the beach, there is a small selection of shops, cafés and restaurants where holiday makers can cool off and grab a drink or a bite to eat. Playa Taurito is also well-equipped for water sports, with diving, snorkelling and jet-skiing facilities located here.
Bars and Restaurants
Restaurante Cofradia de Pescadores
No visit to Gran Canaria would be complete without sampling some of the island's traditional cuisine. Authentic Canarian restaurants can be found just a short distance from Playa Taurito in the neighbouring resort of Puerto de Mógan. A charming resort, it is often nicknamed Little Venice thanks to its canals and bridges. Most of the restaurants are located down by the marina, such as Restaurante Cofradia de Pescadores. Serving seafood fresh from the port, dishes include authentic paella, tapas and Spanish-style soups and chowders. A superb spot for lunch or dinner with an outdoor seating area overlooking the water.
Another fantastic option near the harbour is Basil's Bistro. This friendly restaurant also makes great use of its local produce, serving a range of traditional Canarian dishes and tapas. The sangria is worth a try too. Space at Basil's Bistro is somewhat limited, so make sure to book a table.
After dinner, treat yourself to dessert at Bacio Pastifrulligelleria which is also located in Puerto de Mógan. This ice-cream parlour has a fabulous selection of flavours as well as smoothies, crepes and great coffee.
Things to do in Playa Taurito in August
If you can tear yourself away from Playa Taurito's beautiful beach in August, the region has lots of things to see and do. Take a look at the weather forecast to help you decide how to spend your time.
Lago Oasis Water Park
For those travelling with children (or those who are kids at heart!) Playa Taurito is home to one of the island's biggest water parks. Lago Oasis Water Park is located at the Hotel Paradise Lago Taurito and features natural sea water pools to splash around in as well as fun slides and water chutes. A perfect way to cool off in the heat of summer.
Cycling is a great way to see Gran Canaria and get your adrenaline running. Just along the coast in Puerto de Mógan, holiday makers can hire both road bikes and mountain bikes, depending on what type of ride you're planning. Companies such as Free Motion also plan tours that travellers can join, such as a summer mountain tour that traverses the stunning natural landscape of Gran Canaria.
For a slightly more exotic mode of transportation, how about a camel ride? Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by visiting the Camel Safari Park La Baranda where you can take part in a safari on the back of one of these majestic animals. The park is located in Fataga near Playa del Ingles, just along the coast from Playa Taurito and is set in beautiful rocky mountains.