Playa Taurito holidays are ideal for those who want a stress-free break focused around soaking up the sun on the beach. On the southwest coast of Gran Canaria, this walkable (even for little legs) resort is small but perfectly formed. The beach’s stretch of soft, black-volcanic sand nestles in a crescent-shaped bay, hugged by rugged cliffs and fringed with palm trees. And when you need a break from sunbathing, the resort’s fabulous water park is on hand to entertain kids of all ages.
Or you can take a stroll around the picturesque seafront, stopping off at the promenade’s bars and restaurants. Shoppers, meanwhile, will love browsing boutiques stuffed with beach and sports equipment as well as souvenirs, jewellery and gifts. And when the day is done, evenings on holidays to Playa Taurito can be spent enjoying the incredible sunset from one of the seaside restaurants, accompanied by a glass of Canarian banana-flavoured rum.
Make a splash
Oasis Lago Taurito is a saltwater aquapark next to the beach, where you’ll find toboggans, a pirate ship and all sorts of scream-inducing water slides.
Board an unusual boat
Join a Yellow Submarine adventure tour to explore the depths of the ocean and view tropical fish, marine life and spooky shipwrecks through the portholes.
Learn to dive
This part of Gran Canaria is blessed with diving schools catering for all abilities. You can dive around the coast all year, though peak season is May to September.