Mogán is another of the tourist municipalies which receives the most visitors. It is situated 93 kilometres from the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It has a surface area of 172.44 square kilometres, which makes it the second biggest municipality in terms of land extension on the island. Its lowest part is situated 22 metres above sea level, whilst its highest point lies in the Sándara Mountain (1.583 metros above sea-level) in the interior part of the municipality.
The outline of Mogán is characterised by wide slopes broken by deep gullies that are born in the interior of the island and extend toward the sea. The most spectacular of these gullies are Veneguera and Mogán, where one can appreciate the most beautiful landscapes.
The beaches which spread along this coastal locality have integrated several tourist centres: Arguineguín-Patalavaca, Anfi del Mar, Puerto Rico, Amadores, Tauro, Playa del Cura, Taurito and the Puerto de Mogán (the Mogán Harbour). In all of these there are hotel and restaurant facilities bordered by avenues and beachwalks. The tourist centres also have the optimum infrastructure for the practice of nautical tourism as well as sports marinas. The observation of whales is one of the most attractive practises that the municipality has to offer sea lovers.
Mogán Harbour is a sailing community that, due to its unique enclave and natural beauty, is the origin of one of the most beautiful towns on the island. Its marina is also a meeting point for numerous international nautical enthusiasts.
If you choose a cultural visit, a walk through the streets of the old quarter of Mogán where one can contemplate the Church of San Antonio de Padua (built in the year 1814), is recommended. In the church one can admire a beautiful wooden sculpted coffered ceiling. Also, close to the Parque de Nicolás Quesada in the Rincón de Mima the visitar can see the five murals that show traditional canarian costumes. Just as a matter of interest, on the road towards the Puerto de Mogán one finds the Molino Quemado (the Burnt Mill), constructed in the XIX century and which supplied “gofio” (powdered toasted corn) and flour to the region as a whole. It is the highest windmill that exists on the island, reaching a height of seven metres.
Mogán holds the largest dam on the island: La Presa de Soria (18.8 kilometres from the village of Mogán). The vegetation of the municipality is primarily formed by “cardonales” and “tabaibales”, endemic plants of the island, although it also has green mountainous areas with an important mass of Canarian pine, palm tree oases and exotic fruit trees.
If you would like to get to know the south coast of the island and spot some dolphins and whales, TaxiBoat Gran Canaria offers boat trips off the municipality of Mogán.