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Watch the sunset in Puerto de Mogán

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Watch the sunset in Puerto de Mogán

The tourist town of Mogán is in the south of Gran Canaria, offering possibly the best climate in the whole Canary Archipelago. Few places in the country have as many sunny days Mogán does, although sunshine is not the only thing on offer here.

It has fine sandy beaches and a whole host of places to stay, namely Puerto Rico, Patalavaca, Amadores, Arguineguín and Taurito, which lie along on the route leading to the village and the Port of Mogán.

The Port is just the place for visitors seeking out a peaceful haven, to watch the sun go down after a day on the beach.

You’ll soon see that Puerto de Mogán is one of the most picturesque and welcoming spots in the south of Gran Canaria. It is the perfect place to stop and eat or to take a quiet break for a drink under the colourful houses which line the streets leading to the harbour. The windows are adorned with bougainvilleas and hibiscus and you can easily find a peaceful place to sit outside the port’s terrace cafés. Next to the harbour there is a group of houses built over small canals which only add to this fishing district’s charm.

The Port also has a marina with 225 moorings housing an anarchic mixture of fishing boats and yachts, bringing life to the port’s bars. Tourist boats leave from this point every day to tour around the island’s southern coast. The small tourist submarine also leaves from here offering a tour of the rich marine seabed in the area.

You’ll also find that the seabed along the Mogan coast is phenomenally beautiful and a well kept secret among scuba diving fans. The Port of Mogán has often hosted underwater photography championships and it is a must-see for scuba divers when they get to Gran Canaria.

It is also the mooring point for deep sea fishing boats. Not far from here, in Puerto Rico, if you are interested in sailing with dolphins, you can sign up for a day’s excursion.

Would you like to go on a boat adventure for a few hours? Mogán is one of the best spots to jump on board a boat trip. If all you want to do is simply have a peaceful drink, Mogán Port is the perfect place to while away the hours watching the sun slowly setting behind the houses round the port. Later, when night falls, you don’t necessarily have to go to bed. The terrace bars are lively with music whilst tourists and locals spin out the evening just a little longer. You’ll have every reason to return to Mogán.