What's the weather like in Playa Taurito in January?
Playa Taurito is a tranquil resort situated on the south western coast of Gran Canaria, just off the coast of Africa. As a result, it experiences a sub-tropical climate with high temperatures and little rain. The weather in Playa Taurito is great all year round, even in January when much of Europe is experiencing freezing winter conditions. This makes it a popular destination for winter sun and sees many tourists visiting at this time of year.
While not as hot as the summer months, January still sees average temperatures of around 15°C, which are more than warm enough to enjoy the island's outdoor attractions, namely the beach. High temperatures can even reach a balmy 18°C on warmer days. January temperatures do drop at night, but rarely ever fall below 12°C. It is recommended to pack a few warm layers or a jacket to wear on an evening if you're visiting Playa Taurito in January.
Along with pleasant temperatures, January experiences long, sunny days in Playa Taurito. Visitors can enjoy around 9 hours of sunshine a day throughout the month, which allows plenty of time for getting a good tan. There's a 40% chance of a sunny day and only a tiny 4% chance of clouds, so skies are generally bright and clear. Holiday makers should always remember to wear sunscreen, even in the winter in Gran Canaria.
In terms of rain, there's no doubt that January is one of the wettest months of the year in Playa Taurito, falling only behind November and December. Don't let that put you off planning a winter break though the resort is generally very dry all year round. January only sees 45mm of rain, which is spread over just 3 wet days of the month. There's only a 20% chance of rain in January, so visitors should see many dry days.
Hotels in Playa Taurito in January
Hotel Taurito Princess
Though Playa Taurito is a relatively small resort, holiday makers will still find some great accommodation options here. One of the most popular places to stay in the area is the Hotel Taurito Princess. The 4 star hotel is located just steps from the sandy beach, with views looking out over the ocean from each room. There's also two outdoor pools, one of which is heated in the cooler winters months. The hotel is perfect for families as well as couples, with a restaurant, sports facilities and a playground among other facilities.
Hotel Paradise Lago Taurito
Another great family-friendly option is the Hotel Paradise Lago Taurito. This hotel offers everything holiday makers could possibly need, including an à la carte restaurant, a pool, a kid's club and even its own on-site water park. Tucked into the cliff-side in one of the best spots in town, the hotel faces the beach which is just a two minute walk away while the lively resort of Puerto Rico is only 10km away.
Beaches in Playa Taurito
With year round great weather, visitors to Playa Taurito can still take advantage of its beautiful beach, even in January. The black sand beach of Taurito is the main attraction that the resort is built around and for good reason located in a horseshoe cove backed by cliffs, the beach is peaceful and sheltered, basking in sunshine all year round. At 150 metres long, the beach is relatively small, but never feels too crowded thanks to its generous width. The sea around Playa Taurito is gentle and ideal for swimming in, with an average sea temperature of 19°C in January.
Bars and Restaurants
The Atlantic Cafe
Holiday makers looking for places to dine have a number of great options in and around Playa Taurito. The Atlantic Café is located in a lovely spot on the beach front in Playa Taurito with an outdoor terrace overlooking the sea which guests can enjoy all year round. The family-run restaurant is renowned for its charm, excellent service and delicious Italian menu, with a range of pasta dishes, pizzas and steaks.
Lola Ville Tapas Bar
Located inside the Hotel Paradise Lago Taurito, the Lola Ville Tapas Bar offers à la carte dining for hungry holiday makers. The restaurant has a relaxed feel with an outdoor chill-out area where guests can enjoy a cocktail or some food.
Que Tal Restaurant
Tourists visiting Playa Taurito will also find some excellent bars and restaurants along the coast in the next resort of Puerto de Mogán. For fine dining, head to Que Tal Restaurant located in the marina. The food here is some of the best in the area, with a taster menu full of gastronomic delights.
Things to do in Playa Taurito
Playa Taurito is a peaceful resort that's perfect for those who want to spend their holiday relaxing and unwinding. However, you can still find plenty of fun and active things to take part in if you wish. January is a great time to explore Playa Taurito and the surrounding areas when the temperatures are cooler.
Why not spend a day learning to scuba dive around the beautiful shores of Gran Canaria? Playa Taurito is often named as the best location on Gran Canaria for snorkelling and scuba diving thanks to its clear blue waters and abundance of sea life.
Alternatively, the bustling resort of Puerto Rico is just a short bus ride away from Taurito and makes a great day trip for the family. Puerto Rico is home to a number of golden sandy beaches as well as large shopping complexes including the Europa Centre where visitors can enjoy shopping as well as dining.