In this article we tell you about Tauro beach, in the south of Gran Canaria. Until recently, it was popular for having two beachfront bars (Pio Pio and Vistamar), but they have now closed. The beach is located in the tourist municipality of Mogán. You should know that the beach of Tauro used to be made of pebbles and in 2021 a project was approved to add sand from another beach… Below, we give you more information about this beach in case you would like to visit it during your trip to Gran Canaria.
Tauro beach, Mogan
The Tauro beach is a real haven of peace for those seeking a quieter space away from the crowds. This beach of fine golden sand and calm waters is ideal for swimming and snorkelling, and many sailboats even anchor here. Tauro is not as crowded as other nearby beaches, as it has hardly any services: it is not accessible, nor does it have showers, public toilets, etc. As we said, this beach used to be a pebble beach. Here is a photo of an area that has been left untouched. Behind it we can see the tourist complexes of El Cura beach.
Getting to the beach is not that complicated, but it is true that at weekends access to the beach itself can be difficult. As for Tauro beach itself, it is not one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. But we would choose this beach over the Mogán beach or Puerto Rico. Without a doubt, a perfect spot for those looking to combine relaxation, nature and comfort in their days of sun and sea.
Nearby is also the well-known Bufadero de Tauro where the locals often go for a dip and visit its caves. Be careful if you don’t know the area and come to swim here.
Bar Pio Pio and restaurant Vistamar
Unfortunately, the bar Pio Pio in Tauro closed in January 2023, apparently due to non-payment. Next door was the restaurant Vistamar, which is apparently also closed now. So, if you want to eat on this beach of Gran Canaria, all you have to do is take your sandwich with you.
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