This quaint fishing port offers a rather more subtle form of tourism than the bustling beach resorts of Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas. The waterfront, a purpose-built holiday resort, features buildings no higher than three floors and was expanded into a traffic-free village with colourful houses designed in the Mediterranean style. These houses give way to narrow alleys, all of them prettily lined with small gardens and window boxes planted with flowers, mostly bougainvilleas, in an array of colours.
Puerto de Mogán also boasts a network of pretty sea-water channels – from which this port earns its ‘Little Venice’ nickname – linking with promenades and small bridges, making a stroll around this port very relaxing.
The attractive yacht marina with its neat and tidy restaurants, stylish cafés, jazz and piano bars surrounding the local fishing fleet, which is still operating, is the perfect location for an evening walk and, what’s more, a romantic sunset dinner.
Puerto de Mogán represents an ideal day out too, especially on a Friday morning when a huge and attractive market occupies the fishermen’s quay. At the east of the port there lies a small, well-protected sandy beach – ideal if you have children holidaying with you.
Other attractions are a yellow submarine offering visitors trips to the underwater world off shore, small replicas of old sailing ships taking passengers to the beaches of Puerto Rico and Maspalomas and deep-sea fishing boats offering you the opportunity of making the catch of your life with world-record-sized tunas or marlins. And in July there’s even a blue marlin angling competition.
Just a five-minute drive from Puerto Mogán and you’ll reach the beautiful beach of Playa Taurito. This cosy spot enjoys plenty of sunshine, is set against a backdrop of dramatic cliffs and has warm still waters.
At Spain-Grancanaria we carefully select the hotels we work with, aiming to provide excellent accommodation in the best locations all over the Canary Islands. With this in mind, we suggest a stay at the 4-star Hotel LTI Valle Taurito. This family-orientated hotel offers a wealth of facilities and leisure activities including a superb spa, exciting dining options and complimentary entrance into the Lago Oasis water park, located opposite the hotel. And so close to the beach; a short stroll from your room and you will be lazing in the sunshine... heaven!