Isle of Gran Canaria

Puerto Mogan – Venice of the south

Puerto Mogan is a small village that is situated in the south of Gran Canaria. It is called one of the most beautiful and picturesque towns in Gran Canaria.

Several beaches are visited everyday by hundreds of tourists. You can either sit in the sun, have a nice bath in the very clean water or one can do all kinds of watersport activities.

Puerto Mogan was build around the port and is a typical fishing village. People say that you will find no fresher fish in the restaurants then in Puerto Mogan. Some of the best fish restaurants of the island are situated in the village.

Because of the channels that reach from the port towards the village, Puerto Mogan is called Venice of the south.

Even though there is a huge frequency of tourists comin to Puerto Mogan every year, the village kept its typical fisher-village-identy. One reason might be that it is not allowed to build houses that are higher then two levels.

If you love nature, then you should go and see the “Parque Natural de Ojeda, Inagua y Pajonales“, which is just next to Puerto Mogan. This park has a wonderful landscape and very interesting flora and fauna.

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am and is filed under About Gran Canaria, Places to visit, Puerto de Mogán.

2 Responses to “Puerto Mogan – Venice of the south”

  1. Stephen Tully Says:
    November 3rd, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Hiring a car from Gran Canaria airport to drive to Mogan, could you share directions? Could you recommend a reliable car hire company? Thanks, Stephen

  2. Anna Says:
    March 26th, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Hello, on this page: you can find hiring cars on the right side.


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