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Puerto Mogan - Tourist information & resort guide, Gran Canaria, Spain
Puerto Morgan Panorama of the Marina
Puerto Mogan is a picturesque fishing port. It appears to be undiscovered by the UK package holiday industry. This changed in 1966 summer season when Thomson holidays offered Puerto Mogan as a destination.
It has a sea water inlet with bridges and is know as "Little Venice" In total contrast to lively Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas, the picturesque town of Puerto Mogan is ideal for those seeking peace and quiet. Set at the tip of the Mogan Valley, on the foot of a rocky outcrop looking out to sea, Puerto Mogan is based around a pretty yacht-filled marina. The old town is a cluster of quaint, typically Mediterranean houses and whitewashed cottages, which climb up a steep hillside.
The main resort also has a village-like appeal with buildings emblazoned with bougainvillea and overhanging geraniums lining the narrow streets. Aptly named ‘Little Venice’, a canal runs through the resort, spanned by a criss cross of enchanting footbridges, while the harbour-front simmers with quay side restaurants and bars.
Harbours and Marinas are always a popular feature for tourists. Puerto Mogan is the most important marina in the Canary Islands with 950 berths that can berth boats from 5 to 70 metres
A wide varity of boat trips are available from the harbour including Dolphin watching, fishing, submarine trips
Atlantik Diving. Hotel Club de Mar. Puerto de Mogan
The yellow submarine takes tourists on trips to sea the underwater world through its view ports.
from Puerto Morgan harbour
Sheltered by high cliffs, and the harbour Puerto Mogan boasts a small, gently shelving fine beach whose striking black volcanic sands spill out into turquoise seas. The beach is located next to the harbour which protects it making it ideal for children.
While Puerto Mogan is home to a host of waterfront bars and a disco, generally speaking it’s a fairly quiet resort. Most evenings are spent enjoying a good meal or a quiet drink out along the quay side as the sun, streaked with red and gold ribbons, drops below the horizon for another day. The selection of bars, includes jazz and piano bars
Head down to the marina where you’ll find a host of boutiques and souvenir shops. However, for a day of real retail therapy it’s well worth heading up to Gran Canaria’s capital, Las Palmas, where you’ll find a host of shops and shopping malls selling everything from inexpensive gifts to international haute couture.
There is a large popular market held on Friday mornings on the fishermen’s quay.
Puerto Mogan’s harbour-front overflows with restaurants, many selling locally caught fish. For a real taste of the Canaries, try ‘morena frita’, fried morena fish served with ‘papas arrugadas’, wrinkly potatoes baked in their skins with salt. Another popular dish is ‘sama frita’, fried pieces of sama drizzled with ‘mojo verde’, a green sauce made from oil, coriander and garlic.
Puerto Mogan's locations shelters it from the wind giving it excellent average temperatures , with long hours of sunshine giving the vegetation a pseudo tropical look with plenty of cacti growing in gardens and in the wild. Rainfall is infrequent and scarce but can at times be very heavy.
Bus Stops in Puerto Mogan: Bus station in the town centre
Popular Coastal Bus Routes: 1, 32
There are other Routes run inland into the mountains
More information on Bus routes Southern Gran Canaria
The Tourist information Office is located by the quayside of the harbour
Address: Avda de Mogan s/n, Puerto Rico (Mogan) 35130 Telephone: 0034 928 560 029 Fax: 0034 928 561 050
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