Do your family love getting outdoors and active? Then perhaps Taurito on Gran Canaria is the place to go on your next holiday. This destination is family friendly in every sense of the word, so whether you’re travelling with young kids or picky teens, you’re sure to find something to please the whole brood.
Though this Spanish paradise is suited to all families, those with an interest in outdoor adventures should definitely keep reading. Here are the top attractions in the area for thrill-seeking travellers.
Flyboarding and Paratriking
Start your holiday as you mean to go on with a flyboarding adventure at Playa Taurito. This is sure to be an experience you’ll never forget – feel like a real superhero as you don your special equipment and, with the help of a jet ski, fly effortlessly above the water. The force of the water jets attached to your equipment allows you to hover, glide and speed over the waves, giving you a thrill like no other.
If you’d rather stay on dry land but still want to try your hand at being airborne, why not give paratriking a go? This new, exciting flying activity is a form of paragliding, only the participants are seated in a small buggy. You can sit back, relax and enjoy soaring over Gran Canaria in your very own flying car – with an experienced pilot, of course.
Good to Know: The minimum age for flyboarding is usually around 14 years, but minors can enjoy a paratriking experience as long as they have parental consent.
A Day on the Dunes
The dunes of Maspalomas are a must-see if you’re heading to Taurito with your adventure-loving family. Admire the sweeping expanse of sand and look out for the migratory birds, lizards and other unique animals that call Maspalomas Beach their home. For lovers of the outdoors and nature, this attraction simply can’t be missed!
As one of Gran Canaria’s biggest attractions these sandy spectacles can get rather busy, but since the dunes stretch over five square kilometres you’re sure to find a spot to enjoy a picnic.
Fun at the Water Park
The best way to cool off while in Taurito? Head to its famous water park, Oasis Lago! Suitable for both little ones and older kids (and adults, too), this park offers a great family-fun day out.
Younger kids can enjoy the mini park complete with fun slides, waterfalls and pirate-themed attractions, while the older ones will love the water roller coasters, freefall slides and the ‘Space Bowl’, a whirlpool-style slide. This park also offers tennis courts, a mini-golf area, bowling alley and an onsite restaurant – what more could you wish for on a fun day out?
Where to Stay
Mogan Princess Hotel – This resort is ideal if you’re travelling with kids. Boasting three onsite restaurants, a children’s club, an onsite minimarket and a great location (it’s just a short walk from the beach), Mogan Princess Hotel is a great base for your Taurito holiday. Evening entertainment never fails to impress the guests, so you can really make the most of your stay here.
Paradise Valle – Just yards from the beach, this hotel has all the facilities you could ask for on your family adventure. Rooms are decorated with a modern flare and all have a fresh, sleek feel. There’s a private pool, onsite restaurant and hot tub, and the hotel staff often provide evening entertainment as well as daytime activities from sports to immersive workshops. You’ll want for nothing!
How to Get There
You’ll first need to book a flight to Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) via any UK airline (there are plenty offering direct flights). The journey is just over four hours, so it’s advised that you take plenty of entertainment for the kids so that they don’t get too fed up while you’re travelling.
Luckily, getting from the airport to Taurito is a piece of cake, and it takes less than a quarter of an hour if you take the journey with an airport transfer provider like Shuttle Direct. If you pre-book, you can rest easy knowing that all your travel is sorted before you even touch down. Who needs extra stress when travelling with children?
- UK to LPA Flight Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
- LPA to Taurito: 54 kilometres
- Shuttle Direct Transfer Time: 42 minutes
About Shuttle Direct
Shuttle Direct offer reliable airport transfer services in a number of destinations across the globe, so wherever you and your family want to start your next adventure, we’ll be there to help you do it in style. Pre-book with us today and prepare for a smooth, stress-free ride.