The Spanish Costas department has committed to removing all obstacles to the refurbishment of the Arguineguín to Patalavaca seafront promenade, according to local mayor Onalia Bueno.
Puerto de Mogán is pretty from all angles, but one of the best views is from the El Faro restaurant at the tip of the harbour wall.
The Hotel THe Puerto de Mogán pool isn't the biggest or the most spectacular on the island, but it makes the list of best Gran Canaria pools thanks to its views and ocean access.
Now that things have calmed down in Arguineguin after the Fiestas del Carmen celebrations, it's time for Playa de Mogán to get started. It's traditional fiestas start on July 21st ands run until August 2.
The Mogán Municipality now has its Blue Flags in place at Amadores, Playa de Mogán and Puerto de Mogán marina. They were run up the flagpole by local footballer Aythami Artiles, signed to newly promoted football team UD Las Palmas.
Puerto de Mogán marina is known as Little Venice because of its gorgeous lanes and canals. It's a must-visit spot in Gran Canaria and here's twenty photos that show you the highlights.
One of the three great barranco drives up into the Gran Canaria highlands, the GC 605 hairpins its way up the Mogan Valley until it reaches the cumbres at Ayacata village just below Roque Nublo.
Radisson Blu, one of Europe's top upmarket hotel brands, has announced that it plans to open a new 422 room hotel in south Gran Canaria's Puerto de Mogán resort. Radisson already has a presence on the island thanks to its 189-room Radisson Blue Resort close to Arguineguín.
The plans for the new hotel look impressive: 422 rooms with private balconies, free high-speed internet access, an all-day restaurant, a themed restaurant, two pool bars, a multifunctional ballroom, extensive gym and spa facilities, three pools, a climbing wall and a running track.
Work has already begun on the site of the hotel in Puerto de Mogán.
The hotel will be operated by Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in partnership with Radisson Blu. It5 is due to open in Q4 2016.
Market days in Puerto de Mogán are Gran Canaria's biggest but if you visit on other days, there's plenty of little shops to explore in the gorgeous lanes behind the marina and the beach.
Puerto de Mogán beach is as calm and sunny as it gets. With golden sand, a strip of bars and restaurants right by the sand and all the charm of Puerto Mogán marina right next door, it's a favourite for locals and visitors.
Puerto Mogán massive Friday market is so crowded that there's now a Monday handicraft market in the town as well. This focuses on handmade goods and all stallholders have to be certified as local handicraft producers.
The Monday Mogán market is behind the beach rather than along the harbour wall. The goods on sale tend to be better quality than on Fridays but prices are also higher.
Puerto Mogán on a Friday is the island's biggest outdoor market with stalls all along through the town and along the harbour wall.
There's hundreds of stalls selling everything from embroidery to fresh fruit and vegetables and you're bound to find something to take home. Combine it with lunch in the marina or a day on the beach and it's a great Gran Canaria day out.
We always recommend getting to the market early to avoid the crowds, especially if you drive and need parking.
A lot of people come by bus, but if you want to get the real holiday feeling why not take one of the glassbottom ferries from Arguineguín or Puerto Rico?
Gran Canaria’s resorts, clustered along the south coast, get the most sunshine on the whole island. They are sheltred by the rest of the island and exist in a permenant bubble of blue sky.
If you come to Gran Canaria for a week’s holiday you are virtually guaranteed plenty of sun. With minimum winter temperatures over 20ºC they are the best place in Europe for topping up your winter tan.
Playa del Inglés Weather
Even when Gran Canaria’s mountains are covered in cloud Playa del Inglés is sunny. The clouds seem to burn off when they float over the Maspalomas sand dunes in front of the resort.
Minimum temperatures during the day never drop below 20ºC and rarely rise above 33ºC. Combined with the sunshine this makes Playa del Inglés a fantastic sunshine destination all year round.
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With it’s enormous beach and dune system Maspalomas has its own microclimate. The hot air rising from the dunes keeps the clouds off the resort and blue is the default sky colour. You can sunbathe all year round on the beach and the water is warm enough for a dip even in the winter.
Maspalomas is the Gran Canaria’s flattest resort so it does sometimes get windy on the beach. If the palm trees are swaying back and forth take a windbreak, head to sheltered Meloneras Beach at the end of the promenade, or just stay by the pool for the day.
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Mogán is the prettiest resort on the island and the weather is dreamy too. It’s as sunny as it gets anywhere in Europe with 320 days per year of sunshine and is rarely windy. For the absolute best chance of getting a winter tan, Mogán is your spot.
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Puerto Rico Weather
Puerto Rico is a couple of days short of being the sunniest spot in Gran Canaria behind Mogán but is still basically set to ‘permanent sunshine’. With the beach, a short walk from all the accommodation, and with stunning Amadores beach just around the headland, Puerto Rico is the sunbather’s resort.
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San Agustín Weather
San Agustin gets the blue skies and hot sun of Maspalomas without the crowds. The beaches are stunning but can be windy. If you get a blowy few days head along the promenade towards Maspalomas. The sheltered beaches along the way, like Las Burras, don’t get the gusts.
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Las Palmas Weather
Gran Canaria’s capital city is tucked up in the north east of the island and has much more varied weather than the resorts. It still gets seven hours of sunshine per day on average, but cloudy days are more common. During July and August Las Palmas is often cloudy due to the Panza de Burro or Donkey Belly cloud that lingers over the city.
During the winter, Las Palmas gets plenty of sunshine and is an excellent spot for a city break that includes tanning time on the beach along with great nightlife and culture.
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The Cumbres Weather
Most of the real weather in Gran Canaria happens up in the mountains or Cumbres. In the winter the very top gets frost and even snow. Even in the summer it can be chilly in the mornings and evenings and in winter it gets bitingly cold if the clouds are low down.
The weather up top changes by the hour. Take a windcheater and a couple of extra layers if you plan to walk about. We can’t tell you how many times we have seen poor tourists in shorts shivering away up there. They always say the same thing: “Nobody told us it gets cold in Gran Canaria”.