Puerto de Mogán
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Popular things to do in Puerto de Mogán
Super Pirate Buggy Tour Gran Canaria
Super Pirate Buggy Tour Gran Canaria 3 hours
An adventure buggy tour on a 90-kilometre stretch of on and off-road journey with plenty of photo opportunities with highlights such as the Valley of Thousand Palms, mountains, villages and reservoirs.
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Paratrike tandem flying experience in Gran Canaria
Paratrike tandem flying experience in Gran Canaria 45 minutes
Have you tried Paratrike? It’s like paragliding but with the comfort of seating. Fly like a bird over the skies of southern Gran Canaria, exploring the mountain and gorges as well as the impressive coastline neatly tugged by rolling sand dunes.
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Jet boat big bang in Playa Taurito, Playa Morgán or Playa del Ingés
Jet boat big bang in Playa Taurito, Playa Morgán or Playa del Ingés 20 minutes
Calling speed and thrill seekers, hop on our Jet Boat and let the fun begins. Experience this powerful water sport “rallying” on the surface of the sea, with occasional unexpected spins and submerging in the water. Can you handle it?
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20 minutes helicopter tour: Fataga and south coast of Gran Canaria
20 minutes helicopter tour: Fataga and south coast of Gran Canaria 20 minutes
Explore the valley of thousand palms - Fataga - with its traditional Canarian houses. Spot lakes amidst the mountain ranges. Fly over the Arguineguín Port, Pasito Blanco and the awe-inspiring Maspalomas sand dunes.
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Water sports combo packs
Water sports combo packs 30 minutes
Jet ski, Parasailing, Banana Boat, Donut, Fly Board, Crazy Shark or Jet Boat? Can’t decide or simply want to do many of them? We have 4 value combo packs that will help you decide and save you bucks!
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Parasailing in Gran Canaria
Parasailing in Gran Canaria 10 minutes
On a parasailing ride, you get to ‘fly” like a bird and enjoy the stunning views of Gran Canaria coastline from high above. This exhilarating ride is fun for the whole family. Share the ride with 2 buddies for some savings or ride alone.
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Camel Safari with BBQ, show and transfer
Camel Safari with BBQ, show and transfer 4 hours
Camel Safari fun through the beautiful “Oasis of Thousand Palms” with yummy BBQ, the “Kissing Camel” show and much more. 4 hours of awesome fun with friends and family. Free transfer at selected resorts.
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The Cabrio Jeep Big Mountain Tour Gran Canaria
The Cabrio Jeep Big Mountain Tour Gran Canaria 5 hours
Undiscovered the beauty of the “other’ side of Gran Canaria with style as you drive a convertible Cabrio jeep of your own. Witness the scenic valley of thousand palms, mountains and reservoirs. Canario picnic included.
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Travel Inspirations - Puerto de Mogán
Puerto de Mogán is often referred to as the Venice of Gran Canaria . Its Italianate houses, pretty roof gardens and enchanting alleys certainly echo the romantic Italian city and attract tourists from all over the world. Puerto de Mogán is a popular tourist destination and many believe that it is the finest place to visit in the whole island of Gran Canaria . The beauty of the town coupled with a huge variety of things to see and do make this town a must-see. History It's hard to imagine nowadays, but before becoming the burgeoning tourist haven we see today Puerto de Mogán was a modest village, with small houses and narrow alleyways, called Playa de Mogán The Puerto de Mogán we see today was constructed in the 1980’s following the drafted plans of Rafael Neville. Following extensive land reclamation from the Atlantic, the current town was finished in 1988, after 5 years of construction. Although tourism plays a vital role in the day to day life of Puerto de Mogán, the local government has vowed not to let the industry destroy the traditions of this small village, whose heritage lies in fishing exportation. Culture Puerto de Mogán is a city rapidly expanding its tourism industry but it still remains authentically Canarian. Many locals have chosen to stay here despite the rise in holidaymakers stopping by the town all throughout the year. These locals are friendly too, and they recognise that this industry can benefit their town, which is why they’re so accommodating to the travelling public. The atmosphere in this part of the island is quite relaxed. This is a tranquil part of the world and it’s definitely worth visiting if you’re looking for a place to unwind. Economy Puerto de Mogán has blossomed into a fully fledged tourist resort. The town relies heavily on this industry and strives to cater to this specific market. Hotel complexes and resorts have been built to deal with the demand from holidaymakers in recent times. Also, many of the locals still rely on fishing to support themselves. Puerto de Mogán used to heavily rely on this business many years ago, and though still an important source of income, nowadays it is secondary to tourism. Interestingly, the local government had decreed that houses over 2 stories may not be built in the area, so as not to spoil the view from the various hotels located around the area! How To Get There If you are travelling by car from Las Palmas then you can reach Puerto de Mogán by taking the GC-1 all the way along the south coast. The journey should take no longer than an hour and a quarter. If you’re travelling by bus then it’s advisable to catch the Global 01 bus from La Palma s. This bus takes you directly to Puerto de Mogán and there are several services throughout the day. The first bus departs at 5.00am and the last bus departs at 11.30pm, with buses in between running approximately every 20 minutes. On Saturdays the services are slightly less frequent, running every 30 minutes. If you’re coming from the West then it’s best to jump on the Global 38 bus from San Nicola de Tolentino. This bus takes you straight to Puerto de Mogán too. However there are only 5 services from this station; the 5.45am, the 8.00 and 9.00am and the 2.05pm and 5.30pm.
There are a limited number of modest museums in the area but if you would like to visit a comprehensive museum then it is advisable to take a short trip to Las Palmas, where there is a much bigger range.
There are heaps to do in Puerto de Mogán. Take a relaxing stroll in this Venice-like waterfront, or spend the day on the beach and swimming in the relaxing seas. There are a number of water sport activities like jet ski, jet boat, flyboard, banana boat, parasailing to add a little bit of thrill and adrenaline to your otherwise calm and relaxing holiday. You can also join a boat trip, board a glass bottom boat to visit neighbouring town or simple submerge in beautiful underworld on a diving trip. If you are looking for something different, why not go on a Camel Safari and spend a nice time with family and friends? Or try out the new and exhilarating paratriking flying experience
The sand of the Puerto de Mogán beach was actually imported from the Sahara desert. As a result the sand is gloriously golden and it stretches a considerable way across the area. The sea on this beach is almost always calm, due to a device implanted towards the shore of the area which eliminates heavy waves. This makes it possible for swimmers to relax and feel truly at peace. For those of a more adventurous nature, all you have to do is swim out around 40 or so metres. Here, the waves are more lively and the sea is slightly more aggressive. This is also a good area to bring snorkels and diving equipment. The promenade on this beach offers a range of different restaurants and shops. So you can satisfy any food or shopping craving without too much trouble!
Festivals Fiesta Del Carmen Every July, the fiesta del Carmen is celebrated in Puerto de Mogán. This fiesta consists of locals carrying a statue of the Virgin Mary from one end of the town to the other in an extravagant procession. This festival lasts for several days and usually concludes with fireworks being let off at midnight on the beach. It’s a great spectacle and something you won’t forget in a hurry. Puerto de Mogán celebrates various other local festivals but none is as big, or as widely known as the fiesta del Carmen. Restaurants Puerto de Mogán offers a wide array of fine restaurants. On top of local Spanish cuisine, there are Indian, Chinese and Mediterranean eateries in the area. Below are a couple of examples of them. Restaurant Casito Mediterraneo This restaurant offers freshly prepared Mediterranean cuisine along with excellent service. The seafood is delicious and the atmosphere is generally relaxed. During the day, you will be able to enjoy authentic tapas, fish dishes as well as salads. For dinner, the restaurant serves up authentic seafood specialities using locally sourced ingredients. Address: Local 107, 35138 Puerto de Mogan, Gran Canaria Telephone: +34 678 923 671 Email: [email protected] Opening hours: Noon to 22:30, except Saturdays from 18:00. Restaurant is closed between 17:00 and 18:00 for preparation and cleaning. Restaurant La Cucina Although small with only a few tables available to serve customers, this restaurant offers some great italian food at reasonable prices. Great pizzas, pastas and desserts prepared by passionate singing chef. Address: Calle Corriente 8 , Puerto de Mogán, Gran Canaria . Telephone: +34 928 588 747 Nightlife The nightlife here is fairly lively. There are plenty of bars with vivacious atmospheres. Puerto de Mogán also offers a variety of live music and the locals are great fun to be around. Here are some examples of good night spots in the area: Restaurante Orillas del Mar This place offers an interesting brand of entertainment. Here, you can experience first hand what it is like to be serenaded by a genuine Canarian guitarist! An interesting and unique experience. Tapas Tapas This place doubles as a restaurant and dance club and from 6.00pm onwards a host of different cocktails are on offer at the bar. Tapas Tapas also screens live football matched from around the world. Telephone: 928 565 381 Zona Verde This bar-restaurant with shaded beer garden always has something going on. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays Zona Verde offers live music. Friday is also barbeque night. Definitely worth a look! Telephone: 617 026 709 Shopping Every Friday morning, in Puerto de Mogán, there is a market sale which includes a whole range of different items. If you take a stroll down to the dock you can buy anything from shoes and dresses, to fruit and veg. Puerto de Mogán also has an abundant amount of supermarkets, shopping centres and souvenir shops. There are also banks, opticians and post offices should you require the use of these services. Listed below is an example of a few of the type of shops you can find in the area: Bali-Art Bazar Gifts, clothes arts and crafts Telephone: 928 565 729 Joyeria Omara Good for decorations and clocks Telephone: 928 565 098 Media Electronics Anything you could possibly want in electronic form Telephone: 928 565 928 Acuarela Great for books and presents for the family back home Telephone: 928 565 406 Rincon Canario Shop selling genuine Canarian crafted item. Something for everyone. Telephone: 928 565 026