Surrounded by mountainous scenery, the popular residential development of Tauro offers the ideal place to sunbathe and swim in your own villa pool. A local mini-market, restaurant and bar can be found together in the development, and the bustling resort of Puerto Rico can be reached within a 10 minute drive. The popular sandy beach of Amadores can be reached within a few minutes drive and offers a selection of facilites. Anfi Tauro’s 18 hole golf course is on your doorstep and definitely worth a visit, with some amenities accessible within its Hotel, while the popular fishing port of Puerto de Mogán is just a 20 minute drive away. At Puerto de Mogán you’ll find a beautiful boating marina, lots of sailing and watersports, and charming waterfront eateries for you to enjoy.
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When in Gran Canaria be sure to try the traditional Spanish tapas bars and restaurants, some popular choices are patatas bravas, spicy meatballs, iberico ham, manchego cheese, Spanish omelette and much more tasteful delights. A speciality of Gran Canaria is the Papas arrugadas "wrinkly potatoes" is a traditional baked potato dish eaten in the Canary Islands. They are usually served with a pepper sauce, called Mojo, or as an accompaniment to meat dishes.
There are a couple of local restaurants in Tauro, however if you want to visit somewhere with a bit more choice then Puerto Rico is just a short distance away.
As Tauro is mainly residential, the nightlife tends to be more on the relaxing side, with a few local restaurants and bars.
Boat trips can be found all along the coast, mainly in Puerto Rico and Maspalomas, ranging from luxury catamaran cruises to deep sea fishing boats to dolphin watching excursions.
For lovers of nature, a 60 minute drive will take you up to the north of the island where the botanical gardens 'Viera y Clavijo' are located, established in 1952. There are many species of flora and fauna grown here, a paradise for nature enthusiasts. You will enjoy wondeful views of these colourful gardens at the sites' restaurant, located at the entrance.
Angry Birds Activity Park - feauturing a range of indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family, based on the popular game.
Palmitos Park- One of the best wildlife and botanical parks in the Canary Islands. You can enjoy displays of Raptors, Parrots and exotic bird shows, and you can admire the spectacular dolphin shows, even swim with them, plus visit the aquarium, and the largest collection of orchids in Europe.
There are three waterparks to choose from in the area; Atlantida in Puerto Rico has the longest and fastest water slide on the island, Aqualand in Maspalomas is the biggest in the Canary Islands and Ocean Park in Maspalomas with it's 13 water slides.
Head to Maspalomas and the Meloneras area for a range of upmarket eateries and designer shops. Many more family fun holiday activites can be found here including bowling and go-karting.
You cannot visit Gran Canaria without seeing the Maspalomas Natural Dune Reserve, over a kilometre of sandy dunes running parallel between the town centre and the sea. The dunes gradually descend into lovely beaches, and you can take a camel ride over the peaks of the rippling sand.
Puerto Mogan is a charming place, just a 15 minute drive away with a sandy beach and quaint selection of bars and restaurants along the sea front. It is nick-named "Little Venice" for it's canals and bridges in the streets, and truly is a pretty and authentic Canarian village.
New Years Daynational event
Classical Music F...national event
Gran Canaria has two annual world class classical music festivals. The Canary Islands Music Festival in January and February is the first classical music festival of the European season. It takes place all over the Canary Islands and you can go to concerts in both the Las Palmas Alfredo Kraus auditorium and the Expomeloneras concert venue in Maspalomas.
In Gran Canaria, carnival is celebrated in almost every corner of the island and if you want to experience the most famous and exuberant, make your way to Las Palmas, San Bartolomé, Maspalomas, Agüimes, Agaete or Telde, each of these towns’ carnival festivities having their own trademark. Dressing up in colourful costumes, dancing and singing are mainly what carnival is all about.
Día de Canarias (...national event
This is the official holiday for all the Canary Islands. There are celebrations in every corner, including concerts, the traditional Canarian wrestling, folk groups and more, mainly focusing on tradition.
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