Puerto de Mogán is one of the most attractive tourist resorts in the Canaries, as it combines a typical fishing-village atmosphere with a marina built in the local style. In this seafaring village, the original-looking houses – traditional straight lines, whitewashed walls, brightly painted doors and windows-seem to cling to the cliffside.

Beneath, sits the new town, constructed over a lacework of canals, overlooking a yacht-filled harbour and a charming seaside promenade. Fishing boats and pleasure craft alike are docked at the harbour, the latter category consisting mostly of 12-metre (or longer) ocean-going vessels, since this port specialises in the transoceanic sailor.

Puerto de Mogan, Gran Canaria

Puerto de Mogan, Gran Canaria

Mogán Beach is situated a few hundred yards further on, at the mouth of the gorge of the same name. Heading inland along this deep valley by road, one gets to the town of Mogán: a pleasant run which, in the space of a few kilometres, reveals the swift change in scenery from the aridity of the coast to the verdant leafiness of the island hinterland.(photo:Gessi694)

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