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Playa de Taurito

Taurito, Gran Canaria

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Playa de Taurito is a real highlight for water sports and diving enthusiasts. On this sandy beach, nestling in mountain scenery, you will find three diving schools offering courses for beginners, advanced divers and pros. The water sports centre is worth a look, too. Here you can hire a pedal boat, jet ski or kayak, try parasailing or be towed across the sea on a banana boat. If you'd like to let off steam on the beach itself, you can do that on the volleyball court on the right hand side. On a small promenade you will find, in addition to the diving schools already mentioned, restaurants and shops selling beachwear, beach equipment and souvenirs.

Playa de Taurito - Sandy beach in mountainous landscape with plenty of opportunity for water sports

Playa de Taurito is on the south-west coast of the island of Gran Canaria. The sandy beach is situated between Puerto Rico and Mogán against a mountainous backdrop. On the slopes of the mountains you can see several hotels in the distance, but these do not have much of an impact on the scenery. The sand is greyish and very fine. At the sides of the bay there are also a lot of rocks and stones.

From the car park it’s not far to the steps that lead down to the beach. If, however, you go past the steps on the right, you come straight to the first diving school. Here you can sign up for everything imaginable, from taster courses right up to instructor training programmes. Down the steps is a small promenade, where you will find two further diving schools, a water sports operator and three restaurants, plus several small shops selling beachwear, equipment and souvenirs.

The water sports operator offers a number of ways to spend an exciting day. You can rent a jet ski, kayaks or pedal boats, try out parasailing or have a go at driving a sports boat. All of these are available as a one-off activity or you can purchase a package, which makes each activity considerably cheaper. You can easily fill a whole day this way.

The reef just off the coast is host to an interesting underwater world rich in biodiversity. If you are nervous of diving, you can just go snorkelling instead to gain a first impression. More experienced and advanced divers can even explore a sunken shipwreck off the coast.

On the sands you will find a volleyball court already equipped with a net. However, you do need to bring your own ball with you or buy one in the shops. The lifeguards will keep a watchful eye on your safety all year round. Another highlight of Playa de Taurito is the water park, which is only 200 metres from the beach. There you can have a fun day on the water slides or the big lounger areas, or in one of the many pools. There is a minigolf course next door.

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Playa de Taurito is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 5/10 points
Place 21 of 58
Although it can get a little busy, you will find a nice spot here where you can relax.
Family: 8/10 points
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The beach is well-equipped, is easy to get to and is safe - an ideal beach for families.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 29 of 58
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 10 of 58
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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Banana boat, Jetski, Canoe, Parasailing, Sport boat, Stand-up paddling, Paddleboat, Fly Board, Hover Board
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Vista Taurito

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Taurito Water Sport - Aqua Sport Taurito
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Banana boat, Jetski, Canoe, Parasailing, Sport boat, Stand-up paddling, Paddleboat, Hover Board, Fly Board

www.watersports-grancanaria.com
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Canary Diving
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Diving

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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

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