What's the weather like in Playa Taurito in September?
The peaceful holiday resort of Playa Taurito sits on the south western coast of Gran Canaria. Often called the island of the eternal spring, it experiences a year-round sub-tropical climate with hot, dry summers and winters that are just slightly cooler and wetter.
September is a great time to visit Playa Taurito and attracts many tourists looking for a late summer holiday. The weather is still pleasantly warm and sunny while rain is still nowhere to be seen. The average daily temperature in September is just down from August's peak temperature, at 22°C while highs can reach 25°C most days.
With such sizzling heat, you should remember to pack plenty of sun cream, stay hydrated and take regular breaks out of the sun to stay safe. Temperatures continue to stay warm on an evening too, allowing for comfortable al fresco dining. Low temperatures hardly ever fall below 18°C in Playa Taurito in September, so you won't need to pack a jacket just yet.
As summer draws to an end, sunshine hours decrease into September, however there's still enough to please even the most ardent sun worshippers. Playa Taurito sees an average of 10 hours of sunshine every day in September and there's a whopping 75% chance of a sunny day. September skies are generally bright, blue and clear, with just a 1% chance of a cloudy day.
The very dry season of summer begins to wain in September. While practically no rain fell throughout July and August, September will see a very small amount of around 12mm of precipitation with only a 7% chance of rain. Any rain that does fall will tend to be light showers scattered through the day and shouldn't have too much effect on your holiday.
Hotels in Playa Taurito in September
Playa Taurito is a purpose built resort designed to offer holiday makers everything they should need. The hotels here are well equipped, with clean, comfortable accommodation to suit every visitor.
Paradise Valle Taurito
The Paradise Valle Taurito is an all-inclusive hotel set just a minute's walk to the beach, with beautiful sea views. Highlights include a large outdoor pool, a buffet restaurant, an array of sports facilities and a spa with steam room and sauna. The hotel is perfect for families with a kid's club, evening entertainment and even an on-site water park one of the biggest in Gran Canaria!
Hotel Suite Princess
Couples can indulge in some rest and relaxation at the adults-only four star Hotel Suite Princess. Enjoy the peaceful pool area, dine at the hotel's first-class sea view restaurant or spend an evening drinking cocktails in the piano bar. The beach is just steps away.
Beaches in Playa Taurito in September
With sunshine and warm temperatures, you may want to visit Playa Taurito's beach in September. The waters around the southern shore of Gran Canaria are perfect for swimming or splashing around in, with a peak average sea temperature of 23°C.
With constantly great weather, Playa Taurito's beach is a hit all year round and tourists still flock here in September. The resort revolves around the sheltered beach area and with good reason. The soft, sandy volcanic beach is lapped by shallow blue sparkling water and surrounded on both sides by cliffs which shield it from winds. Basked in sunshine all day long, the beach is popular with sun seekers looking to get a tan while water sports enthusiasts will have plenty to choose from; there are facilities available for jet skiing, scuba diving and snorkelling among other things at Playa Taurito beach.
Bars and Restaurants
Gran Canaria's food is similar to Spanish cuisine in some ways, but it unique in others, inspired by African and Latin cultures. Visitors to the island can sample some authentic Canarian cuisine while visiting Playa Taurito. The best place to dine is at the nearby resort of Puerto de Mógan which is just five minutes along the coast. Here, you will find a charming port town with an array of great restaurants and bars.
Porto Alegre Bar
Porto Alegre bar and restaurant is a fantastic place for lunch by the beach. The eatery serves a variety of local fish dishes fresh from the port including sea bass and squid as well as some delicious tapas dishes.
One of the best rated restaurants in Puerto de Mógan is Que Tal. Here, guests can expect fine dining with each dish artistically presented and served in sophisticated surroundings. The menu is international with an interesting combination of flavours.
Things to do in Playa Taurito in September
September is a great time to explore all that Gran Canaria has to offer. The small resort of Playa Taurito makes a wonderful base for day trips, whether you hire a car or use public transport around the island. Take a look at the weather forescast to help decide how you spend your time in Playa Taurito.
The capital city of Las Palmas is just an hour's drive from Playa Taurito and is a lively change of pace from the beach resort's laidback lifestyle, bustling with culture and history. Here, holiday makers can wander the old quarters of Vegueta and see the city's stunning cathedral. The city is also home to many authentic Canarian tapas bars some of the best on the island in fact.
To see some of Gran Canaria's amazing wildlife, head to Palmitos Park, a 40 minute bus ride from Playa Taurito. Spread over 20 hectares, the park makes a great day out with the family. There are botanical gardens and aviaries home to exotic bird species and cacti as well as an aquarium, a butterfly house and even crocodiles.
Fiesta de la Virgen del Pino
Some of Gran Canaria's most important religious festivals are held in September, which tourists can witness and take part in. One is the Fiesta de la Virgen del Pino (Feast of Our Lady of the Pines) in which pilgrims journey to Teror in the north of the island. Celebrations usually last a week. The other is Fiesta del Charco (Festival of the Lagoon). Held in Puerto de la Aldea, a municipality of San Nicolás de Tolentino. It includes traditional rituals such as villagers wading into the lagoon to try and catch fish with their bare hands while splashing each other with water.