If you had to choose the perfect location for an exotic escape, where would you want to go? You’d want somewhere warm, beautiful, and sunny. Close to the ocean maybe, and shaded by palm trees. A quiet spot, but with plenty to see and do nearby. Would you choose a location close to quality restaurants and shops? A spot not too touristy, where local life still goes on? What if you can have both, or all of the above all in the same place? You can in Puerto de Mogán, in the south of the island of Gran Canaria. Relax and rejoice with friends or family at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria Mogan where you see a southern valley transform into paradise.
The best climate in the world
The Canary Islands are known as the Fortunate Isles because of their year-round, sunny climate. They are warmed by African sunshine and cooled by breezes flowing down from Europe. This combination gives the islands one of the world’s greatest climates. Within the Canaries, Gran Canaria has its own special climate: the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, has the most pleasant climate of any city in the world. And where do the people who live in Las Palmas go when they want great weather? They head to Puerto de Mogán, where the sun shines for more than 320 days every year. Here, even the locals agree that Puerto de Mogán, sitting in a bubble of sunshine, is blessed by great weather.
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Mogán: Peace and quiet, if you want it
The Mogán Valley is one of the most peaceful and undisturbed rural spots in Southern Gran Canaria. Aside from a few hamlets and Pueblo de Mogán village, there isn’t much around except for farmhouses surrounded by mango and orange orchards. Things become a bit more alive as you reach the coast, but only so much. Local boats still head out every day to catch fish for the various seafront restaurants. The original, white-washed village, clinging to the hillside overlooking the harbor, is as dormant as ever. Even Puerto de Mogán’s famous marina, with its timeless, elegant houses, pedestrian lanes and vibrant bougainvillea arches, is quiet most days. Behind Mogán’s golden beach, the atmosphere is a bit more lively with more restaurants and cafes as well as a select choice of shops. The Mogán marina and beach are just a ten minutes stroll away from the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria, Mogan, making sure you have golden sand and warm sun ready on the go.
Things to do in Puerto de Mogán
Most people come to Mogán to wander around and sit by the sea to enjoy a cool drink and a plate of fresh seafood. But there are many more things to do in the mesmerizing southern area of the island. Mogán harbor for example, is home to Gran Canaria’s yellow submarine along with many charter yachts, jet skis, dive shops and fishing boats. Or you can rent a car and head inland: Gran Canaria is a rugged, beautiful volcanic island that impresses everyone who explores its interior. Puerto de Mogán itself is famous for its big Friday market which sprawls through the streets behind the marina and all the way along the harbor wall. Take a stroll and you’ll find stalls selling everything from fresh fruit and clothes to art and jewelry. Lesser known, but just as much fun is the Monday handicrafts market behind the beach. It’s the place to find local quality pottery, art, fabrics and handmade souvenirs. You can treat
As a fishing village, Puerto de Mogán celebrates the Fiestas del Carmen every July. The highlight of this ancient tradition is a boat procession along the coast between Mogán and Arguineguín harbor. The town also hosts a fair and puts on live music and fireworks in the evenings. If you’re the active type, look out for Mogán’s annual sporting events. There’s a race or fun run almost every month, including the only long-distance swimming race in Europe, Mogán Open Water.