What's the weather like in Playa Taurito in October?
Playa Taurito is a small and serene holiday resort located on the south western shore of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. Gran Canaria is a year round destination thanks to its excellent climate. Often described as the island of eternal spring, Gran Canaria experiences warm, dry weather every month of the year, so you can visit at any time and you won't be disappointed.
As summer turns to autumn, temperatures do drop in October, but are still pleasant and mild. The resort sees average temperatures of around 20°C while highs can reach 23°C a great temperature for October in comparison to some other areas of Europe. The weather does tend to cool on an evening, falling to lows of around 17°C. A breeze can make it feel slightly cooler, so it is recommended to pack a light jacket or cardigan to wear at night in Playa Taurito. Overall though, temperatures in October mean that you can still spend much of your time on the beach or dining al fresco.
October experiences almost as much sunshine as September, with an average of 10 sunny hours a day. There's still a 57% chance of a sunny day and only a 1% chance of clouds, so skies will be bright and clear. This is great news for those looking to return home with a tan. Remember to always wear sunscreen though even though it is October, the warm temperatures and abundance of sunshine can still cause sunburn.
If you're visiting Playa Taurito's beach on your holiday, October is one of the best months to swim in the sea, with sea temperatures still remaining at their peak after the hot summer months. The waters around southern Gran Canaria stay at around 23°C throughout the month which is more than comfortable.
As autumn arrives, there is a slight increase in rain, but Gran Canaria has a dry climate all year round. There is an 18% chance of rainfall in October, with just 28mm falling over 2 days. Chances are, if you're unfortunate enough to be there on a rainy day that the light showers will pass quickly without causing too much inconvenience.
Hotels in Playa Taurito in October
Hotel Paradise Costa Taurito
As a purpose built resort, Playa Taurito's is filled with great hotels that cater to every need. For all-inclusive accommodation, look no further than the Hotel Paradise Costa Taurito. The adult-only hotel provides a peaceful retreat for couples, with a full-service spa, a buffet restaurant and a range of bars. Set in lush grounds, the hotel benefits from a large outdoor pool while rooms are stylish and tastefully decorated.
Cala Blanca Hotel
The Cala Blanca Hotel is a fantastic budget-friendly option in Playa Taurito. The three-star hotel is ideal for families, located just a short walk from the beach and the resort's water park. On-site, there's a large outdoor pool that overlooks the sea as well as clean and comfortable self-catering rooms.
Beaches in Playa Taurito in October
While beaches in some other Spanish resorts may be getting quieter in autumn, this isn't so in Gran Canaria. Amazing weather and high temperatures all year round mean that holiday makers still flock to Playa Taurito beach, even in October. The small sandy beach is the perfect place to relax and unwind, basked in sun throughout the whole day and sheltered from winds by the cliffs at each side.
Playa Taurito beach is perfect for families, with sand that slopes gently into the sea and lifeguards on duty throughout the day. There's also a range of snack bars, cafés and shops nearby where visitors can get a drink or something to eat if they wish.
Bars and Restaurants
Lola Ville Tapas Bar
Casual dining is available at Lola Ville Tapas Bar, an à la carte eatery based inside the Hotel Paradise Lago Taurito. Guests can relax on the outdoor terrace and sample some authentic Spanish dishes. A great option for lunch in Playa Taurito.
The neighbouring resort of Puerto de Mógan is just five minutes from Playa Taurito and provides a whole host of eating and drinking options in a charming marina setting. El Caldero serves up some delicious and authentic Mediterranean cuisine including seafood from the local port and huge paellas that are ideal for sharing. There's also a great range of desserts. El Caldero is wonderfully located overlooking the marina.
Taj Tandoori Restaurant
If you fancy trying something different to the usual Spanish cuisine, Puerto de Mógan is home to a highly-rated Indian restaurant. Taj Tandoori Restaurant offers a real taste of Indian in Gran Canaria and will really hit the spot if you're craving a flavoursome curry.
Things to do in Playa Taurito in October
Fiesta de la Naval
If you're visiting Playa Taurito on the second Saturday of October, don't miss one of the island's most important fiestas, the Fiesta de la Naval (Festival of the Sea) This event features maritime processions to commemorate the victory of the Spanish Armada over the British explorer Sir Francis Drake in 1595. Celebrations are held in most major ports, but the main one is in the capital of Las Palmas. This is just an hour's drive from Playa Taurito and makes a great day trip.
Lago Oasis Water Park
One of Playa Taurito's main attractions is its water park, which is actually one of the biggest in Gran Canaria. The open-air park can be enjoyed all year round, with natural sea water pools to splash around in as well as some adrenaline pumping slides and chutes. Located at the centre of the resort in the Hotel Paradise Lago Taurito, Lago Oasis Water Park is great for families.
A boat trip is a wonderful way to spend a day in Gran Canaria. Gran Canaria Boat Trips operates from all over the island and has a number of exciting packages, from dolphin-spotting safaris to fishing trips and catamaran boat parties. Many of the trips include free drinks and lunch on board as well as transport from your hotel.