Visit Puerto de Mogan in the Spain Travel Guide

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Visit Puerto de Mogan

Puerto de Mogan is on the island of Gran Canaria, one of the Eastern Canary Islands. It is on the south-east coast of Gran Canaria.

Explore Puerto de Mogan

Puerto de Mogan is set on a stretch of coast which is, as yet, relatively unspoilt. It is a very picturesque town particularly the part with its buildings set on the sides of bridged waterways. The combination of bright paint work on the buildings and a mass of colourful plants all around the little port make it a real treat.

The canals linking the harbour to the marina are very attractive and wandering these waterways is a treat. Its beauty does mean however that it is full of tourists in the high season, especially on Fridays - market day in Puerto de Mogan.

The original fishing port nestles into the mountain and nearby is the luxury marina full of expensive yachts. Head down to the harbour if you are looking for a spot for lunch. There are some excellent fish restaurants as well as a whole variety of restaurants for all budgets.

The beach is a nice golden sandy beach with plenty of shops and caf├ęs set behind it for when you need a break from all that sun. Snorkling is fun as there is plenty of sea life to see.

Be sure to take a walk into the hills above Puerto de Mogan to get a view of the whole bay with cliffs dropping straight down to the sea on the left, the lovely curved sandy beach in the middle and then the wonderful white buildings of the harbour town with their multi-coloured painted window outlines and building edges. With the palm trees dotted all around, the brightly coloured bougainvillea covering balconies and the sea gleaming in the sun it really is a lovely view.

On the other side of the valley from the harbour it is possible to walk to the ruins of an ancient settlement at Canada de los Gatos archaeological zone. 1300 years ago this was a thriving settlement and it is now possible to visit the ancient village for a modest price.

There are plenty of opportunities in Puerto de Morgan to take Catamaran trips, diving trips or go on the 'yellow submarine' to see a couple of wrecks in the bay. You can also go scuba diving, jet skiing, paragliding or fishing .

Places to visit nearby

About 6km inland is the village of Mogan. This is a pleasant village which has remained largely untouched by tourism on the island. This is a good base for walkers.

The incredible sand dunes of the Maspalomas resort are well worth seeing. The neighbouring resort of Playa del Ingles is also popular. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital of Gran Canaria and its old centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

See also:

Map of Puerto de Mogan and places to visit

Puerto de Mogan places to visit

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