Puerto Mogan



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Puerto Mogan
This area caters for all ages, although not for those who want lively nightlife. It is best suited to guests wanting to relax and eat, especially fresh fish.

The accommodation here has a 3-star hotel and apartment complex, there are a few pensions. At nearby Playa Taurito, there are a few 4-star hotels and apartment complexes.

Puerto Mogán beach is downhill from most of the accommodation and tiny compared to the vast expanses of sand in Gran Canaria's other resorts. It is also safe and sheltered from the elements.The original dark brown volcanic sand wasn't especially attractive and so, once a year it's given a face-lift by the council using tonnes of imported golden sand.

There are two water parks nearby - 'Aqualand' is the biggest and offers the best variety of slides. Holiday World is a traditional funfair near Melonares with dodgems and a big wheel. Both are within a taxi ride away. Further afield is the 'cowboy' town, Sioux City and the beautiful Caldera de Bandama volcano.

Eating out provides an ample number of middlemarket restaurants serving international food and fish. Pizzerias, fast-food outlets, even some eateries offering Spanish cuisine.The low-key bars and restaurants around the marina are a magnet for evening strollers and the food quality tends to be above average.

Daytime activities include sailing and unsophisticated fishing trips; submarine trip to ocean bed; jeep safaris along more fertile Barranco Mogan valley and other areas. It is also one of the best dive spots on the island with two wrecks just in front of the harbour and the Morgan Caves about a mile away where divers and snorkelers can expect to see large shoals of fish, moray eels, barracudas and yellow gunters. Non-divers can take a fascinating submarine trip to discover this underwater world. The actual village of Morgan is about six miles (10km) inland and is well worth a visit; it retains a strong rural Spanish ambience and is home to some good traditional Canarian restaurants.

Nightlife offers very little offers less than handful of discos and a couple of late night music bars.

Local excursions consist of tour operators' reps organised tours according to demand. Shopping in Playa del Ingles or Las Palmas. Glass-bottomed boat trips to Puerto Rico. Deep-sea fishing.