Puerto De Mogán
Puerto De Mogán
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  • r3p
    Newport, United Kingdom89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit!
    Worth the visit! Quite a busy yet calm area to visit. There are some nice shops in the town, some nice eating and drinking places along the sea front and some great scenery.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 February 2024
  • Sari P
    Oulu, Finland28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place for daytrip
    On friday there is great marketday on the Mogan. All the way from busstop streets are full of little open market shops. There is all kind of stuff. Try bargain and you can drop prices. Example they ask first 30€ and after bargaining its 20€. There is good restaurants with beer so you can drop husband there while shopping. 😁 Puerto de Mogan is beautiful village where you can come also by ferry from Anfi, Puerto Rico etc. You can buy ferrytickets from harbour. I think it was with only cash. There is atleast two different firms for ferrys; Salmon lines and blue bird, Blue bird had much bigger glass floor in ferrys. Salmon lines did have tiny piece where you couldnt see anything.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 February 2024
  • westcoastboy
    755 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Relaxation in the Sun!
    Winter sunshine in Mogan is such a tonic !! This was our sixth visit to 'Little Venice' and is still as exciting as the first time. This 'fishing village ' has evolved over the years, changes have occured, but the charm of the place is still there. !! The climate is just perfect, hot sunshine during the daytime, but not that 'burning' sensation. This year in January and February, we experienced the best ever weather, because the evenings were definitely warmer - just cardigans were sufficient, instead of our warmer fleeces in previous times . A very relaxing holiday, with days on the beach, ambling around the harbour area and time spent on our apartment balcony soaking up the sun, and dinners in the warm evenings. It's a very much 'home from home' place for us, mingling amongst the locals, strolling though the Friday market, and this year were lucky to experience their annual Carnival, a low key, but very enjoyable event, and entertained by a local lively Spanish group - a good evening of music ! Mogan has everything to offer for those looking for a quieter resort, buzzing during the daytime, and evening time for dining at one of the many restaurants, some really high quality places now, and plenty bars without the loud music, just the humdrum of chatter !! Plenty high end shops to browse, a fantastic Spar offering all kinds of foods including breads, butchery, delicatessen and even a fishmonger for apartment people. Wander through the maize of the original fishermens' houses, adorned with beautiful colours of Bourganvillea, take a trip on the boat down the coast to nearby resorts. A good bus connection too - there's plenty to keep oneself occupied if you're not a sunbed person ! It's a relatively small, but compact place, you'll never get lost ! We've become addicted and return every winter for our sunshine fix, plus relaxation and enjoy meeting people who've now become our 'Mogan' friends. Definitely recommended !!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 March 2024
  • Stig
    Stockholm, Sweden676 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A liitle adventure far from Playa del Ingles.
    As we have visited Puerto de Mogan a few times we enjoy the atmosphere a bit rom the more tourist areas on Gran Canari, and hire car and drive up the west cost and then inland and the villages and fertile banks. Puerto itself has a fish harbour, visit in the morning when the come in. Every friday is a market. Beware of pic pockets though. But good bargains..
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2024
  • Mark B
    Heathfield, United Kingdom189 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming seaside area with shops and a beach, aimed at tourists and with prices to match
    We came to Puerto de Mogan for two reasons - the Friday market, and to see the "Little Venice" neighbourhood. Read my review of the market to see why we found it underwhelming, or read on to get a more positive review of the area itself. Puerto de Mogan it for the most part very charming. The shops range from high street style clothes and souvenir shops to some nicer (and more expensive) boutique shops. Food prices in the restaurants next to the harbour are mid range and above and there seemed to be a lot of choice, with vegan options often chips, salads, or the usual Canarian Potatoes. As we'd already eaten at the market, we didn't sample any of the food here but the mango and raspberry sorbet from the heladería (ice cream shop) at the southern end of the Avenida de las Artes was delicious (and vegan). The beach is sandy and clean with deckchairs and sun loungers to rent, but only 1 toilet open at the time so there was often a queue. The "arm" of the harbour ends with another restaurant so that's a nice reward for making the walk that far (which we only did because of the market stalls there, as it was a Friday). Unfortunately you can't see over the sea wall without being a customer of the restaurant but that view can also be gained from the beach. The Little Venice neighbourhood is pretty and a good photo opportunity, while the harbour itself offers a range of boat cruises and sea tours, including a Yellow Submarine that coasted into the marina when we were there, offering an underwater experience (the lower part of the boat is submerged, with windows to see the fish through) for around €35 per person. Unfortunately the queue was quite long at the time (2pm) and we didn't fancy waiting a while in the heat so I can't comment on how good that particular experience is. If you want a charming seaside day out that's a little bit nicer (and therefore slightly more expensive) than some others, then Puerto de Mogan fits the bill. However, apart from the language and the extra heat, it doesn't offer much more of an experience than some of the more pleasant harbour areas in the UK such as St Ives in Cornwall so if you've been to one of those, you'll know what to expect. I've knocked off a star for the inflated prices and lack of facilities on the day we visited - only 1 open toilet on the beach and everyone (any gender) having to queue to use the 2 cubicles in the men's toilet at the bus station as the ladies' was closed.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 May 2024
  • Alanfran2
    Newport, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for couples and young families
    Beautiful fishing village, turned beach resort and marina. Pretty flower adorned apartments surround the marina with golden sands close by. Great choice of restaurants and quality food Slightly dearer than other resorts in area but worth it. This should ensure it remains a favourite with couples and young families and keeps the noisier bars in Puerto Rico etc. One minor complaint. Restaurant owners, please don't stand ourside your premises hassling customers. Let them browse the menu in peace and make their own mind up, otherwise it will become as unpleasant asTurkey used to be. Leave the aggressive sales to the bars and restaurants in the commercial centres
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 June 2024
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leigh w
Yeovil, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Pleasant town with lots of good restaurants , unusually for gran caneria it's disabled friendly being mostly flat or on a gentle incline easy for wheel chair users of which I saw a large number !
If you're looking for a wild time this probably isn't the place for you, seems cater for those who want to chill out and have good meals.
Has an excellent bus service to all the other resorts , water parks etc so don't bother booking tours to these places save some cash and jump on the bus.
Please mate in mind there are few cheep places to eat so if cost is important to you go all inclusive or half board, to give you an example me and my partner are spending about sixty euros a night on food with a few drinks.
Written 24 September 2022
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Jools Mason
Weymouth, UK255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
We stayed in Playa Del Ingles but if you are looking for a place which is a bit more upmarket and beautiful then you cannot beat Puerto De Mogan. As soon as we arrived for a day trip we both said that we wished we had stayed here. It is a beautiful harbourside town with a beautiful beach, very pretty restaurants, bars and hotels and the buildings are covered in gorgeous flowers. The harbour is where you will go on your day trips from across the Island. It has a very laid back vibe, if we come back to Gran Canaria we would absolutely stay here. We saw that Tui offer the Hotel Puerto de Mogan which is right on the seafront and has direct access to the sea. It is fully booked until September which says it all. Even if you don't stay here hop on the bus for a day trip. You won't be disappointed.
Written 27 April 2022
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Alanfran2
Newport, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Beautiful fishing village, turned beach resort and marina. Pretty flower adorned apartments surround the marina with golden sands close by. Great choice of restaurants and quality food Slightly dearer than other resorts in area but worth it. This should ensure it remains a favourite with couples and young families and keeps the noisier bars in Puerto Rico etc. One minor complaint. Restaurant owners, please don't stand ourside your premises hassling customers. Let them browse the menu in peace and make their own mind up, otherwise it will become as unpleasant asTurkey used to be. Leave the aggressive sales to the bars and restaurants in the commercial centres
Written 10 June 2024
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westcoastboy
Fylde coast755 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Winter sunshine in Mogan is such a tonic !! This was our sixth visit to 'Little Venice' and is still as exciting as the first time. This 'fishing village ' has evolved over the years, changes have occured, but the charm of the place is still there. !! The climate is just perfect, hot sunshine during the daytime, but not that 'burning' sensation. This year in January and February, we experienced the best ever weather, because the evenings were definitely warmer - just cardigans were sufficient, instead of our warmer fleeces in previous times .
A very relaxing holiday, with days on the beach, ambling around the harbour area and time spent on our apartment balcony soaking up the sun, and dinners in the warm evenings. It's a very much 'home from home' place for us, mingling amongst the locals, strolling though the Friday market, and this year were lucky to experience their annual Carnival, a low key, but very enjoyable event, and entertained by a local lively Spanish group - a good evening of music !
Mogan has everything to offer for those looking for a quieter resort, buzzing during the daytime, and evening time for dining at one of the many restaurants, some really high quality places now, and plenty bars without the loud music, just the humdrum of chatter !! Plenty high end shops to browse, a fantastic Spar offering all kinds of foods including breads, butchery, delicatessen and even a fishmonger for apartment people.
Wander through the maize of the original fishermens' houses, adorned with beautiful colours of Bourganvillea, take a trip on the boat down the coast to nearby resorts.
A good bus connection too - there's plenty to keep oneself occupied if you're not a sunbed person !
It's a relatively small, but compact place, you'll never get lost !
We've become addicted and return every winter for our sunshine fix, plus relaxation and enjoy meeting people who've now become our 'Mogan' friends.
Definitely recommended !!
Written 5 March 2024
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plainfields22016
Leeds, UK106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I almost don't want to give a good review as I want to keep Puerto de Mogan to myself. We have visited twice and booked for a 3rd time. It does get quite busy on the beach but it's a decent size so not too much of a problem. Lots of great places to eat and drink and the marina is lovely.
Written 8 January 2020
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Sari P
Oulu, Finland28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
On friday there is great marketday on the Mogan. All the way from busstop streets are full of little open market shops. There is all kind of stuff. Try bargain and you can drop prices. Example they ask first 30€ and after bargaining its 20€.
There is good restaurants with beer so you can drop husband there while shopping. 😁
Puerto de Mogan is beautiful village where you can come also by ferry from Anfi, Puerto Rico etc. You can buy ferrytickets from harbour. I think it was with only cash. There is atleast two different firms for ferrys; Salmon lines and blue bird, Blue bird had much bigger glass floor in ferrys. Salmon lines did have tiny piece where you couldnt see anything.
Written 26 February 2024
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Stig
Stockholm, Sweden676 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
As we have visited Puerto de Mogan a few times we enjoy the atmosphere a bit rom the more tourist areas on Gran Canari, and hire car and drive up the west cost and then inland and the villages and fertile banks. Puerto itself has a fish harbour, visit in the morning when the come in. Every friday is a market. Beware of pic pockets though. But good bargains..
Written 21 April 2024
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BrittisdB
Sundbyberg, Sweden84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
Calm village wedged in between two mountains. Super commercial, but so tiny that it doesn’t become too much. Skip the beach, tiny and wedged in (as well). Take the local bus to a beach nearby.
Written 5 March 2020
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r3p
Newport, UK89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Worth the visit! Quite a busy yet calm area to visit. There are some nice shops in the town, some nice eating and drinking places along the sea front and some great scenery.
Written 23 February 2024
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SteveErr
Enniscorthy, Ireland100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
If you are after another Maspalomas or Puerto Rico, you will be sadly let down as Puerto De Mogan is neither of those.

What it is is a charming and picturesque working port and village with a couple of idyllic hotels that are in keeping with their surroundings. Known as Little Venice, if you are after a quiet and relaxing break free from night clubs and drunken parties, Puerto De Mogan is the place for you.

Hotels
There are a handful of hotels. I won't review them as I've not stayed in all of them, but there will be reviews here on TripAdvisor for all of them, but I will comment briefly on the main ones from my viewpoint;

Cordial Mogan Playa - Arguably the best of all the hotels. We have stayed there, 3 times so far with a fourth booked. Why do we keep going back? Because it's the ideal hotel for us. Built like a little village, it's quiet, large enough for the usual fight for sunbeds to be unnecessary, but small enough to retain the personal touch we all look for. Regularly does the Playa receive anything less than a 5 star review, and for good reason.
Recently the main hotel has added various alternatives to staying in the main hotel such as the Solaz, Muelle Viejo and Paraiso apartments, we're trialling the Solaz in November 2021, coronavirus permitting.

Cordial Mogan Valle - Self Catering Apartments, high quality and value for those not wanting to be tied down to hotel meals and those with larger families. Reviews good, we've never stayed there.

Hotel The Puerto de Mogan - Gets excellent reviews based mainly on location which is the beach front. The only hotel to be in this position besides the Cordial Muelle Viejo apartments. Loved by those who have stayed there. We have not as we won't risk it!

Raddisson Blu - New compared to the other main hotels. Its a bit of a concrete jungle and not our thing. Clearly a few teething issues but they look to have been sorted out now.

Things to do
Well, not much apart from walking and sunbathing! But that's the beauty of this place and why you choose it. There are a few walks to be done, one to the viewpoint from where you can see the entire village which I am reliably informed has a bar which is a welcome addition after the big climb. There is also a historical walk behind the Cordial Mogan Playa, again leading to a bar which is worth doing. You see the other side of the barranco from here.
You can also find the village on the hill, walking up is again hard work, but the little houses built almost precariously and seemingly out of anything that can be found, is worth a look.
The remainder is bars and cafes with a little shopping built in. It's actually hard to find a bad restaurant as if there was one, it would soon close. The trick is to either look for the busy ones, or where to locals are eating.
Shopping wise is pretty good too. Many fashion shops where the brand names are real and not the fakes you might find in other resorts. As usual though its Buyer Beware, keep your wits about you and if it sounds too good to be true it usually is.

The port
Its a working fishing port with a taste for the tourist. The Yellow Submarine is docked here as is the Pirate Ship (a ship that can be chartered for parties I'm led to believe). It's worth a walk around to see it, again, at the end of the sea wall is a bar.......you're getting the gist of this place by now I'm guessing!

Staying or visiting
Whether you stay, or just visit, it's worth it. There is a ferry that does a round trip between Puerto De Mogan, Anfi, Puerto Rico and Arguiniguin for almost no money. So if you decide to stay in one of those villages, you can get to the others easy enough.
There is a market day, which if I recall correctly was a Friday. Worth checking it hasn't changed if you want to visit, but it's mainly Chinese tat, so don't make a special trip if you're after local crafts.

Summary
Puerto De Mogan is a quiet port village with plenty of bars and restaurants and a great beach. If you want a quiet holiday for two, and you're not after nightlife beyond a bar with some light music then try here. But if you want a livelier holiday, try Puerto Rico up the coast.
Written 4 April 2021
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