Isle of Gran Canaria

Holidays in Puerto de Mogan, Gran Canaria

Enjoyable Holidays in Puerto de Mogán

Puerto Mogan map

Puerto de Mogán is beautifully situated on the southwest of the island and has retained much of its original charm. It is called one of the most beautiful and picturesque towns in Gran Canaria.

You wont find rambling hotel complexes here, as the government has forbidden any new buildings which are over two storeys tall. You will find a much cozier ambiance than in lots of similar villages. Because of the channels that reach from the port towards the village, Puerto Mogan is called Venice of the south.


Accommodation and Apartments

When making travel arrangements, accommodation is one of the most important issues. In Puerto de Mogán visitors and tourists can choose from a variety of possibilities.

You may either opt for a stay in one of the hotels, spend your vacation in one of the holiday apartments or rental homes or decide for a stay in a private Bed & Breakfast house.  

Even though there is a huge frequency of tourists coming 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.


More about Puerto de Mogán

Puerto de Mogán boasts a very nice fishing harbor which is connected to the lively marina through a number of canals. The village was build around the port and is a typical fishing village. Because of its numerous channels and waterways the town is also known as the "Venice of the South".

The village of Puerto de Mogán was constructed around the harbour.

Puerto Mogan
Puerto de Mogán: a marvellous place to visit!

The sports and yacht-harbour of Puerto de Mogán is one of the most exclusive harbours of the island and enjoys enormous popularity. The "Old Town" invites guests to take a stroll through picturesque and narrow alleys whilst enjoying the Spanish flair.

That also earned the village its nickname - "Venice of the Canaries". Along the marina you can find a multitude of restaurants and inviting bars, which are a popular stopover for yachts on their way to cross the atlantic.

Additionally, it's the perfect starting place for ferry rides to Puerto Rico and Arguineguin.

Puerto Mogan, Venice of the South
Puerto de Mogán - Venice of the South


Beach Vacation in Puerto de Mogán

 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.

The sandy beach with its fine grey sand is well protected by a bay. It is especially suitable for families with children since it gently slopes into the water.

Moreover, a small beach-promenade with bars, fish-restaurants and shops invites for a walk.

People say that you will find no fresher fish in the restaurants than in Puerto Mogan. Some of the best fish restaurants of the island are situated in the village.

Channel Puerto Mogan
Channel in Puerto Mogan

Holidays, Sports & Entertainment

Puerto de Mogán and its surroundings are ideal for all kinds of water sports. Sailing, diving, fishing and swimming are only a few of the possibilities to spend enjoyable holidays on the island.

Another interesting option is a trip in a "Yellow Submarine". During a 1-hour trip guests can discover the beauties of the "under-water-world" and watch fish and other marine species in their natural environment. 

You can also charter a boat at the harbour and enjoy the ocean or catch your own fish for dinner.

The hills surrounding the village offer a wonderful opportunity for hikers and for those who like trekking.


Events in Puerto de Mogan

Fridays are especially lively with a weekly market that attracts people from all over the island.

By the end of July, the annual "Fiesta del Carmen" is celebrated. It is dedicated to the patron of the fishermen and visitors from all areas and regions travel to Puerto de Mogán to participate.


How to get to Puerto Mogan?

This little village in the south of the island is easily accessible by the motorway and the coastal road.

A ferry and a bus connection do also exist.  

Streets Puerto Mogan
Streets in Puerto de Mogán as you see it when you came with a car