What's the weather like in Playa Taurito in December?
Located on the south western coast of Gran Canaria, Playa Taurito is a small and peaceful holiday resort build around a beautiful volcanic sand beach. On the same latitude line as the Saharan Desert, the region experiences a sub-tropical climate all year round, with warm, sunny summers and similar winters.
December is one of the most popular times to visit Gran Canaria, with the mild climate providing a welcome escape from the freezing cold weather of much of Europe and the UK. While it is technically winter, you won't find any wintery weather here.
Average temperatures in Playa Taurito in December are around 16°C while high temperatures can still hit 19°C at this time of year. Evenings can get a little cooler in Playa Taurito, with lows of 13°C, so it is recommended to pack a jacket or some warmer layers.
December has the least amount of sunshine out of the whole year, but with 8 sunny hours a day, there's still plenty to satisfy sun worshippers. Playa Taurito has a 40% chance of a sunny day and just a 4% chance of clouds, so holiday makers can expect clear and bright skies all month.
The only downside of visiting Play Taurito in December is that it is officially the wettest month of the year. Don't let this worry you though Gran Canaria rarely ever experiences heavy rainfall and even in December, the weather is mostly dry. There is just 51mm of rainfall throughout the month with only 4 rainy days and a 22% chance of precipitation.
If you're looking for a winter break and want to swap a white Christmas for white sands, Playa Taurito is a fantastic choice.
Hotels in Playa Taurito in December
Hotel Paradise Valle Taurito
The Hotel Paradise Valle Taurito is one of the most popular hotels in the resort. Rated four stars, accommodation here is stylish, modern and comfortable while facilities include everything from a first-class buffet restaurant and a cocktail bar to a kid's club and a spa centre. One of the biggest features of this hotel though, is the on-site water park. Home to speedy slides and pools, the park is fun for everyone. Hotel Paradise Valle Taurito is ideally located just steps from the beach with stunning sea views.
HV Vista Taurito Apartments
If you're looking for a self-catering stay, the HV Vista Taurito Apartments offer budget-friendly and convenient accommodation. The hotel has an outdoor pool that overlooks the beach while each room also has sea views from a large balcony. Apartments are fully equipped with a kitchenette, a sitting area and a private bathroom.
Beaches in Playa Taurito in December
Playa Taurito is the perfect place to escape the cold winter weather of home and spend your days relaxing on the beach. The resort's beach is characterised by soft volcanic sand and clear blue waters. Shielded by cliffs on both sides, the beach is sheltered from winds and benefits from all-day sunshine.
Playa Taurito beach is just 150 metres long, but its width means that it never feels too crowded. Tourists can enjoy an array of shops and cafés that line the beach or take part in water sports, with facilities for jet skiing, scuba diving or snorkelling available.
While swimming in the sea may be a no-no in other parts of Spain in December, it is possible in the warm waters of Gran Canaria. The average sea temperature around the shores of Playa Taurito still remain pleasant, with an average sea temperature of 21°C.
Bars and Restaurants
When it comes to dining, Playa Taurito has a few options, such as the Atlantic Café. This friendly, family-run restaurant is located next to the beach and serves a range of causal lunch and dinner options with an Italian flavour, including pizza and pasta dishes.
If you're looking for variety though, the nearby resort of Puerto de Mógan, just along the coast, is the place to be. The resort's picturesque port area is lined with great restaurants, cafés and bars, giving it a lively buzz every evening. Restaurante Diego occupies an enviable location here, with views overlooking the sea. The menu features Mediterranean cuisine and grill dishes, including fresh fish from the local area.
Things to do in Playa Taurito in December
One of Gran Canaria's most popular family attractions is Palmitos Park. The botanical garden is just a 30 minute drive out of Playa Taurito and offers holiday makers a natural oasis filled with palm trees and local flora. Attractions feature a butterfly house, an aquarium, an orchid house and an array of wildlife such as macaws, flamingos, toucans, peacocks and white handed gibbons.
If you're planning a visit to Playa Taurito before Christmas, you may want to get some last minute presents. One of the best places for shopping on the island is the resort of Puerto Rico where tourists can take advantage of great prices on certain products such as jewellery, clothing and fragrances. Puerto Rico has a variety of shopping centres. The island's capital city of Las Palmas is a large commercial centre and another great shopping destination, with everything from designer boutiques to high street stores. Las Palmas is just an hour's drive from Playa Taurito and makes a great day trip from the resort.
Take a look at the weather forecast to help plan your time in Playa Taurito.