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Puerto de Mogan holidays... Gran Canaria

The picturesque fishing port of Puerto de Mogan is located on the South Western coast of Gran Canaria. Please see maps below. Puerto de Mogan has plenty to do but is a quieter resort compared with the busier places such as Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas, and is a perfect retreat for a relaxing holiday. The town has its own unique style not seen elsewhere in Canary islands. Bustling and busy, Puerto de Mogan still an easy going environment, largely pedestrianised, where pastel coloured, harbour-side houses line streets laced with bridges, trim gardens and flower-filled window boxes. The port is both an attractive yacht marina and the home to a small working fishing fleet. The harbour is surrounded by restaurants, stylish cafes, jazz and piano bars perfect for a romantic meal.

Puerto de Mogan is very well placed to explore the island’s interior as the national park, with the most spectacular scenery, is at this end of the island. The coast road stops at Puerto de Mogan and turns inland to cut across the island through a magnificent rugged mountain landscape formed by volcanic activity. You can also take a trip up into the mountains by car, taxi or bus where, at around 5,000 ft above sea level, you can experience a completely different climate and vegetation with stunning views and beautiful light, particularly at sunset. Puerto de Mogan also has several sea water channels giving rise to its name "Spanish little Venice". A stroll around this port is enhanced by the many promenades and small bridges

Puerto de Mogan

Whilst visitors come to Puerto de Mogan for the day by the local ferry service, especially on Fridays when there is a tourist market, by 5pm most of them have left on the last boat. It is a family holiday destination during school holidays for a number of nationalities, but mostly Spanish, and it is also a year-round resort for Scandinavians and other Northern Europeans escaping from the miseries of winter to blue skies and sunshine. Although there is a relatively small number of English visitors staying there, a large number do come on day trips so most people, including the excellent local doctor, speak English.

The white sandy beach in Puerto Mogan curves around the horseshoe shaped bay. Its small, but so is the town, so the beach is never crowded, and offers the visitor a peaceful day of sunbathing. Hire a sun-lounger or just lay a towel on the golden sand. Puerto Mogan sets a more leisurely pace in the evening, but you will have no problem getting a drink in select bars late into the night.
There are a number of bars both beach front and harbour front, which cater for most tastes and stay open long enough for a night-cap. Puerto Mogan is a so-far hidden gem of a town. Visitors return year after year to enjoy a relaxing break, away from hustle and bustle, nightclubs and noise. But beware, once visited, it's a hard act to follow.

Local attractions in Puerto de Mogan include: A yellow submarine offering trips to the underwater world off-shore, boat trips to the beaches of Puerto Rico, Playa Del Ingles and Maspalomas. Deep sea fishing trips are also available. Nearby. Gran Canaria island boasts other attractions such as Water parks, Sioux City Western Theme Park and Palmitos Park providing a colourful and entertaining look at nature. Puerto Mogan harbour also offers diving activities. The waters outside of this tranquil harbour have recently been designated a marine reserve and are popular for diving because of their calmness and transparent waters. With the existence of old shipwrecks just off the coast and the natural volcanic seabed, the marine life is varied and plentiful.

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