Puerto de Mogan holidays 2020
For a 2020 adventure that oozes charm, character and intimacy, you can’t go far wrong with a holiday to Puerto de Mogan. Tucked away up the coast from the sweeping sandy beaches of Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles, Puerto de Mogan is nestled around a horseshoe-shaped beach and picturesque little harbour. Surrounded on both sides by tall rocky cliffs, it’s almost as if the town has been hidden from the outside world. A visit to Puerto de Mogan is like taking a step back in time, a unique glimpse into the heritage of the Canary Islands before they became popular with tourists.
Owing to its intricate network of canals, bridges and whitewashed villas covered in dazzling bougainvillea flowers, it has earned the nickname ‘Venice of the Canaries’. It’s a picture postcard old world Spanish town, home to fabulous restaurants, pretty plazas and a glorious sandy beach. Close enough to the buzzing nightlife of Playa del Ingles and historic architecture of this island’s ancient capital, Las Palmas, Puerto de Mogan makes for an ideal base from which to experience all the joys that holidays in Gran Canaria have to offer.
Puerto de Mogan at a glance
Discover the best beaches
Soak up the great weather at Puerto de Mogan's wide, sandy beach, complemented by wonderful views
Sample the local food
Take a trip down to the harbour for a bite to eat, aside from delicious dishes, you'll also get lovely views
Perfect for watersports
Fancy seeing some sights underwater? Go scuba diving and spot the shipwrecks
Explore the local markets
Every Friday, head to the market to pick up all your must-have holiday bargains
Go on a road trip
Visit the island's capital of Las Palmas, the biggest city in the Canary Islands, for museums, sights and great food
Rest & relaxation
Puerto de Mogan is a charming, picturesque town that's also known as Little Venice
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Things to do in Puerto de Mogan
Owing to its seafront location, Puerto de Mogan holidays are synonymous with days spent on the sparkling blue ocean. There are several companies in the harbour offering deep-sea fishing boat trips. Revel in the chance to enjoy the Atlantic winds in your hair as you attempt to land tuna and marlin. If hauling in maritime game isn’t your thing, there’s also the opportunity to don a snorkel and flippers and go for a leisurely paddle around the breakwater where the waters are calm. Or why not jump aboard a ‘Supercat’ catamaran and cruise along the coast in search of bottlenose dolphins?
Back on dry land you can take a 4x4 adventure into Gran Canaria’s famous and spectacular Fataga valley, or hop atop a camel and go for a ride across the vast sand dunes of Maspalomas. Keep walking a little further along the beach and you’ll arrive at the charming Faro de Maspalomas, a 19th century lighthouse close to some excellent local shopping outlets. Or finally, get wet and wild at the infamous Taurito Waterpark, known for its thrills and spills aplenty such as the ‘kamikaze flume’. You won’t be short of things to do on a holiday in Puerto de Mogan.
Beaches in Puerto de Mogan
The town is home to a charming waterfront. A short walk from the boats and restaurants of the pretty harbour lies Puerto de Mogan’s long sandy beach. Plenty of sun loungers and parasols are on offer, although it never gets too crowded. At its far end, away from the relative hustle and bustle, there’s plenty of natural shade under the overhanging trees, not to mention turquoise rocky waters just waiting to be explored. Waterfront bars and boutiques line the beach, so there’s always a place to indulge in a spot of beachside retail therapy or to relax with a cool glass of wine and a plate of seafood. Pedalos and canoes are available to hire, should you fancy taking an adventure onto the water, whilst it’s usually calm enough for all ages to enjoy a dip. Couples should head to the nearby Playa de Amadores, or Lovers’ Beach, for wistful sunset wanders through the surf.
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