Puerto de Mogán is known as “Venice of the Canaries” or “Little Venice”. It’s a delight to wander through the ancient lanes and tranquil canals. According to the tourist board it is the top three places to visit in Gran Canaria, and one of my top five.
Puerto Mogan is one of the most beautiful resorts on the south side of the island. Surrounded by mountains and the clear blue sea, the scenery is breath-taking.
This sunny seaside resort is a popular stop on the coach tours. We managed to avoid the chaos because our hotel, Mogan Princess Beach Resort, offers a free coach ride to Puerto de Mogan every day.
The charm of this historic fishing village is found in the gleaming white buildings, adorned by bougainvilleas, in fifty shades of pinks oranges and reds.
The bridges and canals that lead out to the gorgeous beach, is the reason it’s been nicknamed “Little Venice”.
The sandy beach, a pleasant half-moon shape, attracts both families and couples. Bars, restaurants, and tourist shops line the habour.
Our favourite place to stop and people watch was the ice cream café aptly named La Nostra Venezia. We had a front line view of the harbour and ice cream was well-priced.
After lunch on the seafront you can delve into Gran Canaria’s historical past at the archealogical ruin called Canada de los Catos.
The charms of lower Puerto de Mogan were just too much to leave, but next trip, I will climb those hills to learn more about its ancient beginnings.