What's the weather like in Playa Taurito in May?
At the end of spring, May is an ideal time to visit Playa Taurito if you want to enjoy great weather outside of the summer season. Located on the south west coast of Gran Canaria with close proximity to North Africa, the resort benefits from a sub-tropical climate. This means bright skies and warm, dry weather practically all year round.
Temperatures continue to increase in May, with an average daily temperature of 18°C while high temperatures can even reach 21 or 22°C, especially towards the end of the month. The lowest temperature you can expect in Playa Taurito in May is around 14°C, which normally occurs on an evening, so remember to pack some warmer layers to wear at night.
The month of May is a great time to hit the beautiful black sandy beach of Playa Taurito. Sunshine is in abundance, with a glorious 11 hours of sunshine every day in the resort. There's a 53% chance of a sunny day in May and only a small 2% chance of clouds, so holiday makers will be able to return home with a golden tan.
The sea temperatures are also warming up this month, making water sports such as diving and snorkelling popular. Even if you just want to take a dip to cool down, you can do so, with average sea temperatures of 20°C.
The rainy season is over by the time May arrives, and the month sees almost no rainfall. There is just 8mm of precipitation that falls throughout the month in Playa Taurito and only 1 wet day. Chances are that if you plan your visit in May, you can enjoy a dry, rain-free holiday. In fact, there's only a 6% chance of rainfall in Playa Taurito in May. Combine this with sunshine and warm temperatures and you have the perfect conditions for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday in Gran Canaria.
Hotels in Playa Taurito in May
May is the last month before the summer season starts, so holiday makers should be able to get some great deals on accommodation in Playa Taurito. The resort is rather small but still has plenty of great hotels to choose from.
HV Vista Taurito
HV Vista Taurito offers self-catering apartments with a spacious outdoor pool that overlooks the sea. Each room is equipped with a kitchenette for cooking as well as a private bathroom, cable TV and a large balcony with beautiful ocean views. This hotel is a great option for families and couples looking for a tranquil and budget-friendly stay in Gran Canaria.
Hotel Taurito Princess
For all inclusive accommodation in Playa Taurito, look no further than the highly rated four star Hotel Taurito Princess. Here, guests can enjoy a buffet restaurant, a snack bar, a free-to-use sauna, a kid's club and a two outdoor pools - something for all the family! The hotel is just steps from Playa Taurito's sandy beach and each room has a stunning sea view.
Beaches in Playa Taurito in May
Playa Taurito's beautiful black sand beach is a must-visit attraction all year round. Stretching for 150 metres, the small but perfectly formed beach is sheltered on both sides by wind-shielding cliffs, offering an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Thanks to its southerly position, it is basked in sunshine all day long making it a great place to relax and catch some rays.
Close to the beach there is a selection of cafés, restaurants and bars where holiday makers can get a drink or something to eat, while a range of water sports activities are also available including diving and jet skiing.
Bars and Restaurants
Just along the coast, the neighbouring resort of Puerto de Mógan offers an array of eating and drinking options. For a unique dining experience, head to El Particularte, located just a short walk from the marina in Puerto de Mógan. The menu features a range of traditional-inspired Spanish tapas with a contemporary twist. Guests can also enjoy a great range of drinks here, including wine, sangria, beer and cocktails.
Located inside the Cordial Mogan PlayaH, Los Guayres offers first class dining that's perfect for a special evening meal in Gran Canaria. The food here is a beautifully presented fusion of flavours with a taster menu that gives diners the chance to try an array of gastronomic delights. Grab a seat on the terrace to enjoy amazing views over the mountains.
Things to do in Playa Taurito in May
Dia de Canarias
At the end of May, Día de Canarias, or Canary Islands' Day is celebrated all over Gran Canaria. This is the official holiday for the Canary Islands and includes concerts, traditional Canarian wrestling, folk dancing groups and much more. This is a great spectacle to witness if you're visiting the area in May.
Located on the south west coast of Gran Canaria, Playa Taurito makes a great base for getting out and about and exploring the island. Why not plan a day trip to Maspalomas to see the beautiful natural scenery of the region's sand dunes? Just a 20 minute drive along the coast, the nature reserve is one of the most popular family attractions in Gran Canaria. The dunes comprise of sand blown from 250km away in the Saharan Desert.
Alternatively, Palmitos Park is just a 40 minute bus ride from Playa Taurito and offers guests the chance to experience some of Gran Canaria's wildlife. Covering 20 hectares, the park is home to cacti, exotic birds, an orchid house, an aquarium and a butterfly house among other things. Palmitos Park makes a great day out for the family.