Holidays in Puerto Mogan Gran Canaria
Puerto de Mogan is the most westerly resort on the island of Gran Canaria. This picturesque port town grew from a traditional fishing village, to become a popular year round beach resort. The recent addition of a modern marina and an excellent tourism information centre, have only added to the resort’s appeal for holidaymakers. Not only that, but thanks to a clean and well-protected beach, holidays to Puerto de Mogan are a great option for families.
Puerto de Mogan holidays
Puerto de Mogan is sometimes referred to as ‘Little Venice’, owing to the intricate network of canals and bridges that fill the centre part of the town. A holiday to Puerto de Mogan offers visitors the chance to soak up the rich local culture, as well as taking advantage of some of the best beaches in the Canary Islands like the holiday resort of Puerto Rico.
The beach at Puerto de Mogan features a wide stretch of fine, golden sand, with some great spots for sunbathing and swimming. The shallow water and large natural harbour make this a very safe environment for children to play, and the more adventurous holidaymakers might also like to try out some of the water sports on offer. These range from windsurfing, to scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic. Alternatively, it’s just a five minute drive from here to the nearby Playa Taurito; this beach is a little more secluded, hemmed in by steep cliffs. It’s a great place to relax, and get away from the crowds.
For a little local culture, head down to the port area of Puerto de Mogan. Here you’ll find some great shopping facilities, with stores that range form designer outlets to stalls selling local handicrafts. There are also a good number of restaurants around the port, and no holiday in Puerto de Mogan is complete without trying the superb local seafood!