What's the weather like in Playa Taurito in March?
Playa Taurito is a small and serene holiday resort nestled on a hillside in the south west of Gran Canaria. With its prime location across the water from North Africa, it enjoys a sub-tropical climate all year round in fact Gran Canaria is often referred to as the island of the eternal spring with warm temperatures and pleasant weather all year round.
March marks the beginning of actual spring in Playa Taurito. The temperatures start to increase and rain decreases leading up to the hot and dry summer months. The average daily temperature in March is around 17°C with balmy highs of 20°C on warmer days. These temperatures are ideal for basking on Playa Taurito's beaches and enjoying a spot of al fresco dining. Although evenings in March are generally cooler than the day, low temperatures hardly ever drop below 13°C. Light layers are all that holiday makers should need to pack when visiting Playa Taurito in March.
The month of March also sees an increase in sunshine, with a glorious 10 hours of sun every day in Playa Taurito. There's a 53% chance of a sunny day and just a 2% chance of clouds, so visitors are likely to enjoy bright and clear weather for the duration of their stay. This makes March a great time to visit Playa Taurito is you want to enjoy the resort's beautiful beach and indulge in some sunbathing.
While Gran Canaria only sees a small amount of rain throughout the year, the winter months are the wettest. March sees an end to this, with precipitation falling significantly from February. There are just 29mm of rainfall throughout the month, with only 2 wet days out of 31. This dry climate along with warm, sunny days makes Playa Taurito a popular place for an early spring break.
Hotels in Playa Taurito in March
Suite Princess Hotel
Though small, Playa Taurito is full of great hotel resorts that have everything a holiday maker could need. One of the best rated is the four star Suite Princess Hotel. Designed just for couples, the hotel provides a relaxing pool area and is just metres away from Playa Taurito's sandy beach with wonderful sea views. This all-inclusive hotel offers guests first class dining in the buffet restaurant as well as an array of snack bars.
Hotel Paradise Lago Taurito
Families visiting Playa Taurito will enjoy staying at the Hotel Paradise Lago Taurito. The hotel sits on a cliff-side overlooking the beach, which
Typical canarian street is just a short walk away. Facilities here include an à la carte restaurant, a pool and a kid's club as well as the hotel's on-site water park which offers hours of enjoyment, especially for little ones!
Beaches in Playa Taurito in March
With warm sea temperatures and sunny days, a visit to Playa Taurito is not complete without a day or two on the beach. Playa Taurito is built around its long, sandy beach, which stretches for 150 metres and is sheltered on both sides by wind-shielding cliffs. Basked in sunshine throughout the day, holiday makers can top up their tan or take a dip in the warm, shallow ocean. Warm sea temperatures of 19°C are ideal for swimming and snorkelling around Gran Canaria's coast.
Water sports such as snorkelling and scuba diving are also popular beach activities at any time of year. Plays Taurito is said to be one of the best areas of Gran Canaria for both, thanks to its clear waters and abundance of sea life.
Bars and Restaurants
Whether you're staying all inclusive, half-board or self-catering, you may want to sample some of the region's best bars and restaurant when you're visiting Playa Taurito.
Lola Ville Tapas Bar
Many of the most popular dining options are located in the resort's fantastic hotels. The Lola Ville Tapas Bar, for example, can be found at the Hotel Paradise Lago Taurito and offers diners a taste of traditional Spanish dining as well as a fantastic selection of drinks. The bar and restaurant has a laidback feel with an outdoor terrace where guests can relax and soak up the sun.
The nearby resort of Puerto de Mógan provides some of the best dining on the island and is a must-visit if you're looking for a great evening meal near Playa Taurito. Try Caravaggio Pizza Restaurant for fresh and homemade Italian food including delicious pizza and pasta dishes. Caravaggio is located on a quiet side street and has outdoor seating that's perfect for al fresco dining.
Another great spot in Puerto de Mógan is Restaurante El Capuchino 501 where diners will find fresh fish and seafood served in an ambient setting. One of the restaurant's specialities is its traditional Spanish paella; a must-try when you're in Gran Canaria.
Things to do in Playa Taurito in March
Lago Oasis Water Park
One of Playa Taurito's most popular attractions, aside from its beach, is the resort's water park. One of the biggest in Gran Canaria, Lago Oasis Water Park makes a great value day out for the family. Visitors can splash around in the natural sea water pools or have fun on the array of slides and water chutes.
With a prime location on the south west coast of Gran Canaria, Playa Taurito makes a great base for exploring the island. Hiring a car is a great way to get around the island, although there are numerous buses that visitors can make use of too. Nearby Puerto Rico is just a 15 minute drive away and makes for an enjoyable day trip from Playa Taurito. This lively town combines two world-class beaches with a great shopping scene and a bustling nightlife.
Playa de Las Canteras
Further afield, the island's capital city of Las Palmas takes around an hour to get to, but is worth a trip. Here, holiday makers can relax on the Playa de Las Canteras, one of the best urban beaches in the world, marvel at the city's stunning cathedral and explore the historical enclave of Vegueta, one of the best places on the island for traditional Spanish tapas.