About Mogan

Playa de Mogan

Puerto y playa de Mogán

Puerto de Mogán is a picturesque resort and fishing village within the municipality of Mogán, set at the mouth of a steep-sided valley on the southwest coast of the island of Gran Canaria, which attracts many tourists either to stay or on day-visits. Canal-like channels linking the marina to the fishing harbour have led to it being nicknamed “Little Venice” or the “Venice of the Canaries”. Restaurants and bars fringe the marina and the beach front. On a Friday there is a very popular market which brings in tourists from all over the island. Puerto de Mogán has very few buildings over two storeys high, and the government of Gran Canaria restricts new buildings taller than this. Puerto de Mogán can be reached by the motorway GC-1 and from the neighbouring towns Puerto Rico and Arguineguín in the West also by the coastal road GC-500, and is well connected by several public transport bus routes. The mountains almost surround the urban area of the town. The town is additionally linked with Puerto Rico and Arguineguín by ferry routes from its small port, and is also a major stop for ocean going yachts beginning their journey across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Smaller, mainly single-storey, homes are on the northern slopes; larger houses and a square lie in the northwest; and near the port and more to the northeast. There is a small enclosed beach which has golden sand imported from the Sahara. Several hotels and many holiday apartments are available for rent.

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