Holidays in Gran Canaria aren’t complete without a visit to Puerto de Mogan. Nicknamed “Little Venice” it’s full of waterways and quaint houses. If you want to visit Puerto de Mogan market, go on a Friday. You can get the hourly ferry from Arguineguin or Puerto Rico (Puerto Base or Puerto Escala harbour). If you get the ferry, you will get views of Amadores beach on the way, which is another nice place to visit. The market in Mogan is on from 9am until 2pm. You can get the bus or a taxi if you’re worried about getting seasick!
You can have a ride on the yellow submarine in Puerto de Mogan or try scuba diving. There are also daily fishing trips and other boat trips leaving from there.
Last year the Canary Islands Sand Sculptures were held at Mogan – it’s amazing what you can create with sand and water! There are Sand Sculpture shows every year, some at Puerto de Mogan, some at Maspalomas and others at Las Palmas. They’re free to enter.
Since it’s on the South West coast, the weather in the Mogan area is usually very good and a couple of degrees hotter than Maspalomas. Quite a few British people live in the area and more in Pueblo de Mogan, the town a little further inland.
There are some craft shops in the area where you can buy homemade Canarian tableclothes, clothes and trinkets but if it’s shopping you’re after, you can visit on a Friday for the Mogan market. Be prepared for large crowds though, especially in the summer – it can get very busy! People always ask as they pass by my fishing desk the day before whether they need to book the ferry for a Friday but the answer is no – just turn up and you’ll get on. The boats are really big. The ferry from Puerto Rico to Mogan costs 10 euros return and takes 40 minutes each way.