The stretches of golden sand and crystal-clear water which make up stunning beaches may be the defining characteristic of Mogán, but the resort is also a must visit for those looking for a port with stunning views, a charming fishing village and a holiday destination which can be enjoyed by all ages. The fact that it has one of the best climates in the Canary Islands only adds to its picturesque landscapes and scenic clifftop views. Even the colourful houses which line the streets leading to the harbour are a sight to behold, never mind the flower-filled terraces of the cafes spotted along the port. Such pretty establishments are certainly not overshadowed by the fishing boats, yachts and tourist boats who call the resort their home. Take a close look and find the submarine which offers tours of the area’s rich marine seabed. This should be on the bucket list of all scuba diving fanatics! Come to Mogán to recharge your batteries, and leave hooked on deep-sea fishing, with taste buds accustomed to only the finest fresh fish and seafood, and, without a doubt, a deep yearning to return to its spectacular beaches not just once, but again and again and again.
Looking to visit this up-market resort on a budget? Then check out the pocket-friendly accommodation currently on offer from Wimdu. Choose from self-catering apartments with sunny balconies to peaceful villas located just footsteps from the beach. All of which are in close proximity to the centre of the town. No matter your choice, a wonderful stay in Mogán is sure to be had.
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- Mogán has earned the nicknames "Little Venice" or the "Venice of the Canaries" due to its winding canals!
- Very few buildings in Mogán are over 2 storeys high due to a restriction made by the government of Gran Canaria!
Make the beach your prime location as you holiday in sunny Mogán. Start these days of leisure lying upon sun loungers shaded by colourful parasols. Take a refreshing dip in the sea from time to time, or cool down with an ice cream cone as your read the water at your own pace upon a pedalo of canoe. Those looking for something a bit more adventurous can hire a jet ski, take part in a sport-fishing excursion or go on a submarine trip. The sea air is sure to work up an appetite so as the sun begins to set, pack up your belongings and check out one of the restaurants situated along the promenade. If you want to spend the entire day hidden away from the bustle of the resort, then travel a little further to the secluded beach at Playa Taurito.
Things to see and do in Mogán
The port area of the resort is well-known and very popular for its water-based activities, but is also a nice area to go and indulge in a spot of shopping. Walk in and out of stores selling both boutique and designer fare, and stop to browse stalls offering local handicrafts. Purchase fresh seafood here which can be prepared and eaten back at your apartment or villa. On Fridays, head to a large open-air market which encompasses 2 squares near the marina. This is the best place to try out your bargaining skills as your haggle with vendors for discounts on leather goods, clothes and watches. You can even pick up some locally-produced crafts such as exotic candles and glass sculptures which make beautiful presents. A smaller craft market takes place every Monday.