Puerto de Mogán is 54 kilometres from Gran Canaria Airport (LPA)
Puerto de Mogán is a magical place. Located in the Southern coast it can be reached in just 45 minutes by car from Gran Canaria Airport. Here the traveller can walk through the narrow streets, over quaint little bridges linking the many canals, it is no wonder they call it the Little Venice of the Canaries. An old fishing village that has now developed in to a picturesque marina surrounded by colourful tiny houses. Tourism has not spoilt the charm of this resort. For example, buildings cannot exceed two storeys high.
Puerto de Mogán has a beautiful marina and therefore is very popular with older visitors looking for sailing trips, fishing excursions, or just to relax with a glass of wine. However, younger tourist also come here for a day visit to enjoy the unique diving opportunities nearby. Also families enjoy an adventure on the Yellow Submarine taking them below the clear blue waters to see the colourful marine life.
There is also a weekly market located at Puerto de Mogán. Each Friday the town really comes to life with local farmers, local crafts people bringing their produce to sell.
Playa de Mogán is an artificially created beach but looks so natural. There are two breakwaters on either side of the beach so the clear water gently laps the golden sands, unlike the darker sands found at other beaches on the island. Due to the breakwaters there are hardly any waves so you can sit on the edge of the water and sunbath.
For the more adventurous there is a sports centre offering jet-ski hire and parasailing, along with other water based activities like pedal boats and kayaks.
There is a lovely promenade fringed with palms along this beach with quaint cafes and chic restaurants and a number of gift shops. Visitors have a choice of German, Spanish, Mexican and Italian food. For wheelchair uses there are pathways and ramps leading to the beach.
Playa de Tritaña is located South East of Mogán in the next bay. It is really one of the last undeveloped beautiful beached on the island. Surrounded by sheer volcanic cliffs it is a real sun trap. If you like your privacy and want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the major resorts, this is the place!
This is the only water park in the Canary Islands that is sea (salt) water. It is located just outside of Mogán, It is smaller than the other water parks near Maspalomas but still has some excellent slides and pools. For those on a budget this is a good choice as it is much cheaper than the others. Also close by is a wellness centre and thermal spa and gym.
Whale and Dolphin Sea Watching Tours. These tour companies are located over in the next little harbour along from Playa de Mogán. Visitors can hire boats or you can charter a guided tour to search for some of the amazing marine life to be found along the coast.
The walk to the top is well worth the view. Located just to the rear of the town the mirador provides stunning views of the sea and the marina below. It takes some effort to reach the top but worth every step to view the town and harbour.
Plaza Mogán shopping centre is located slightly inland behind the harbour. There is a Hyperdino supermarket there providing all in the way of fresh food items. There are some restaurants for fast food and other small shops. The cheapest and probably best supermarket is the Puerto de Mogán Spar located at Ctra. Vieja, 3, 35139 Mogán.
Throughout the town you can meander along the quaint streets and find all kinds of shops selling perfume, electronic items, local art and much more.
If you are staying in Puerto de Mogán then it makes sense to hire a car from the airport. Compare low-cost car hire at Gran Canaria Airport.