Puerto de Mogán is a picturesque resort and fishing village in the municipality of Mogán, set at the mouth of a steep-sided valley on the southwest coast of the island of Gran Canaria and attracts many tourists either to stay or on day-visits. Canals linking the marina to the fishing harbour have led to it being nicknamed “Little Venice” or the “Venice of the Canaries”. Restaurants and bars fringe the marina and the beach front. On a Friday there is a very popular market which brings in tourists from all over the island.
Puerto de Mogán has very few buildings over two storeys high, and the government of Gran Canaria restricts new buildings taller than this. Puerto de Mogán can be reached via a new extension of the motorway GC1 (opened in March 2013) which terminates at a new junction just to the north of the resort on the GC-200 road, and is also on several bus routes. The mountains almost surround the urban area of the town.
The town is linked to Puerto Rico and Arguineguin by minor ferry routes from its small port, and is also a major stop for ocean going yachts beginning their journey across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. The smaller, mainly single-storey, homes and inaccessible streets are on the northern slopes; the larger inaccessible houses and a square lie in the northwest; and near the port and more to the northeast. There is a small enclosed beach which has golden sand imported from the Sahara. There are two or three hotels and many holiday apartments available for rent.
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