What's the weather like in Playa Taurito in July?
Sitting on the south western shore of Gran Canaria, Playa Taurito offers holiday makers a relaxing retreat in the Canary Islands. Tourists flock here every month to experience its fabulous weather and beautiful volcanic sand beach. Just across the water from North Africa, on the same latitude as the Saharan Desert, the resort enjoys a similar sub-tropical climate with warm and dry conditions all year round.
July is one of the most popular times to visit Playa Taurito and there's no wonder why. The resort has some of the best weather of the year, with clear blue skies and scorching sunshine. Playa Taurito sees average daily temperatures continuing to rise, reaching a pleasant 22°C with high temperatures of 25°C on the warmest days. A cool sea breeze will keep things feeling comfortable though. Average low temperatures will drop on an evening, but never fall below 18°C in Playa Taurito, even at night.
You can expect plenty of sunshine on your trip to Playa Taurito in July too. Along with June and August, July is one of the sunniest months of the year in the resort, with an average of 12 hours of sunshine every day. There is a 75% chance of a sunny day in July, making it a fabulous time for a spot of sunbathing by the pool or on the beach.
Of course, one of the biggest draws of a holiday in Playa Taurito is that travellers are almost guaranteed dry weather. Rainfall is virtually absent during the peak summer months, with a tiny 1mm of precipitation falling throughout July.
Hotels in Playa Taurito in July
The Paradise Lago Taurito Hotel
If you're looking for a place to stay in Playa Taurito, there are many stylish and comfortable options. The Paradise Lago Taurito Hotel is a great choice for families and couples who are looking for great value, all-inclusive accommodation. The hotel has everything you could need on-site, including a buffet restaurant, a large outdoor pool and a spa. Kids and adults alike will love the hotel's water park, which is one of the largest in Gran Canaria. Nestled on a hillside, the Paradise Lago Taurito is just steps from the resort's beach.
Hotel Suite Princess
Hotel Suite Princess is perfect if you want to get away from it all and enjoy a tranquil vacation. The four star hotel is for adults only with a peaceful pool scene, a first-class à la carte restaurant and a piano bar serving quality cocktails. Playa Taurito's beach is on the doorstep with beautiful sea views from each of the hotel's rooms.
Beaches in Playa Taurito in July
Most visitors to Playa Taurito in July will spend much of their time on the resort's wonderful beach and for good reason. The whole resort is built around the soft, sandy beach which is one of the best on the island. Formed from volcanic rock, the black sand beach is sheltered by cliffs on both sides and bathed in sunshine all day long.
The quiet beach of Playa Taurito is great for families, with shallow waters for paddling and a life guard on duty during the day. There's also a selection of bars and cafés lining the beach where holiday makers can cool down or enjoy lunch.
July is also a popular time for water sports such as scuba diving and snorkelling in Playa Taurito. The calm, clear waters continue to warm up throughout the summer, reaching a lovely average sea temperature of 21°C in July.
Bars and Restaurants
Lola Ville Tapas Bar
Playa Taurito is home to many great all-inclusive hotels which offer buffet dining and free drinks. Many also have high quality à la carte restaurants, such as Lola Ville Tapas Bar located inside the Hotel Paradise Lago Taurito. Here, diners can relax on the outdoor terrace and enjoy a drink or some traditional Spanish cuisine.
Jack el Negro
For those occasions when you want to dine out though, the nearby resort of Puerto de Mógan is the best place to be. Puerto de Mógan has some excellent restaurants serving everything from local Canarian specialities to some international options. Jack el Negro is a budget-friendly eatery located inside an original fisherman's cottage in Puerto de Mógan. With an Italian owner, the restaurant specialises in pizzas, pasta and steaks cooked on an open grill. This small restaurant gets busy on an evening, so book a table if you want to dine here.
Casito Mediterraneo is located on the harbour overlooking the sea and is highly recommended for hungry holiday makers looking for high quality cuisine. The menu features fresh seafood from the port as well as Spanish tapas and a great range of cocktails.
Things to do in Playa Taurito in July
Fiesta del Carmen
It is no doubt that the Canarians and the Spanish love a fiesta. If you're visiting Playa Taurito in July, you may be able to witness one of the Canary Island's most important festivals. In the nearby resort of Puerto de Mógan, the Fiesta del Carmen celebrates the Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of fishermen. During the festivities, which can last a whole week, statues of the Virgin are taken out to sea in processions of decorated boats to pay tribute to the saint.
While Playa Taurito is a quiet resort, it makes a great base for exploring Gran Canaria. The resort of Maspalomas is just a 20 minute drive away from Playa Taurito and makes a great day trip. The area is known for its beautiful natural scenery, including sand dunes formed by sand blown from 250km away in the Saharan Desert.
Just along the coast from Playa Taurito, in Puerto Rico harbour, holiday makers can set sail on a dolphin safari. The ocean around Gran Canaria is home to many dolphins and whales which are wonderful to witness in their natural environment. The fun, family-friendly boat trips include snacks and drinks as well as a stop off where guests can swim in the ocean or just relax on the boat.