Just coming back from a week's break at Costa Paradise Taurito. We went with some reservations having read some of the reviews and were positively surprised by the resort. We had a wonderfully relaxing week, helped by warm sunny weather, and enjoyed all the features of the hotel, especially the all inclusive aspect. We always found food to our liking, although we are both fussy health food eaters. The resort and hotel was definitely growing on me during the week. Having passed through some other resorts, during the night transfer from the airport, where - how to put it best "Hollywood meets Las Vegas"? - we definitely think Taurito was a great choice, although when arriving at 10pm at night I had a bit of a shock when I first saw the monstrous hotel buildings all lit up, looking like huge cruise liners in harbour. In the sunshine they disappeared much more to the background, and it was easy to forget about them. Every square inch seems to have been used up for apartment blocks. Not sure how the people on the hilltop ever make it to the beach. We were always more than happy to come back to our cosy and laid back 3-storey hotel situated a bit away from the water park. The water park itself is a well kept feature and looks good. You can swim large laps in sea water and see the valley from a different angle. Due to the sheltered location the whole valley is pretty much protected from the wind, the resort is smallish by comparison but has got everything you may need. Everything was within walking distance, beach to hotel took 10 minutes maximum. The bus to Puerto Mogan leaves every 20 minutes, 10 minutes journey time and you are there (not recommended if you suffer from vertigo). Supermarkets there are much cheaper for shopping.
What would I change? I found the volume of the outdoor night entertainment a little much (think of the echo in the valley) but it always stopped at 10.30ish. Parasols on the balconies would be a great addition, and better quality coffee a plus. Towels cost 1 Euro a day to hire which is really not much. I don't understand why people make such a fuss about it. We did not use the wifi so that was no problem either. In fact the week we were there was a welcome break from the internet. Rooms were clean and spacious. Yes, you can hear your neighbours but we have always found that wherever we were on holiday. All in all I came back bronzed, relaxed and definitely very happy with our choice of hotels. I really enjoyed the relaxed and quiet atmosphere in the hotel and the whole valley, especially at meal times. Afterwards everybody moved on to the pool area or to the beach. I must say though that the pool area would be much more peaceful without the music. The proximity of the main coastal road can be a problem over the weekend as all local bikers seem to go for joy rides (again think echo in the valley). Most age groups were present at the hotel (apart from children of course). Staff at reception had the patience of saints despite being bombarded with never ending requests. The entertainment people were fun and not in your face. The view from the balcony onto unfinished buildings on the opposite side of the valley took a bit of getting used to but then was easy to ignore. The warmth and sunshine made up for most things that were not 100%. We did a 2.5 hour dolphin trip booked with the diving place on Taurito beach, from Puerto Rico, which turned out to be quite amazing as we came across a pod of whale calves and lots of dolphins. The skipper Jose seemed to know where to go. We also booked a horse riding trip which was enjoyable. Not sure though what the resort would be like in high season when there are lots more people. I would go again, and make sure to book the same hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Paradise Costa Taurito Hotel Mogan
- Costa Taurito Mogan
- Paradise Costa Taurito Gran Canaria/Mogan