As I mentioned in my previous post, 7 Beach Towns To Explore in the South of Gran Canaria, Puerto de Mogan is by far my favourite place on the island. The mountains in the middle of Gran Canaria block off almost all the rain from ever reaching Puerto de Mogan, which makes it the perfect place to enjoy summer weather all year round.
We’ve been living here for the past couple of months and loving the island lifestyle. Here are 10 things we’ve discovered that you must do if you ever visit Puerto De Mogan…
1. Stay in Volver Beach Hostel
Honestly you won’t regret it. This place is by far the best place to stay in Puerto De Mogan and is an attraction in itself. You will meet so many cool people here and feel totally relaxed.
2. Tan on the Beach
Mogan beach is man-made and small but that doesn’t stop the hundreds of tourists enjoying it.
Tip: Try to avoid coming here in high season (winter) if you don’t like packed beaches.
Or you could relax by the rocks.
3. Take a stroll to the Marina
Puerto De Mogan is a popular stop-over spot for sailors waiting for the right time to cross the Atlantic ocean. It’s also an excellent place to go out for a meal with a variety of restaurants in the area.
Fun fact: It can be echoey in the sidestreets of Puerto De Mogan because years ago the streets were designed so the fisherman’s wives could yell down to their husbands at the marina.
4. Visit the Sunset Point
Ahh the famous sunset point…Since Puerto De Mogan is the last town on the coast it is THE best spot to watch the sun set on the island. It never gets boring and sometimes we get to see our neighbouring island, Tenerife.
There’s loads of positive vibes here, especially on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays when Mosé comes to play the guitar for everyone. The rocks also remain warm here after the sun has set, which I find really amazing.
5. Take the Stairs to Mirador (Look-Out)
I’m not sure if I’ll ever get used to walking up all these stairs to the hostel every day let alone going even further up to the look-out. But it’s so worth it when you get to the top because you can see all of Puerto De Mogan.
We usually hike the steep hill past Mirador for another 10 minutes to get an even better view of the town.
6. Hike to the Mountains
Puerto De Mogán is surrounded by mountains so you can hike for hours around the island. There are many different ways to go and the views of the ocean from the top of the hills are unreal. Check out these 5 best hikes in Gran Canaria.
7. Take a Yoga Class
My yoga teacher Lenka teaches classes on the beach at 9.15am every morning from Monday-Friday and I definitely recommend her classes no matter what level you’re at with your yoga practice.
8. Stock up on Fruits & Veg at the Friday Markets
Friday morning is probably the most exciting time of the week in Puerto De Mogan because people travel from all over the island to stock up on fruits and vegetables from the local farmers. It’s the best feeling getting home to unpack a week’s worth of food!
Tip: If you need to get food and it’s not market day then take a walk to SuperDino (supermarket). It has a larger variety of food and is generally cheaper than Spar.
9. Swim to the Caves
Grab a mask and snorkel and swim to the caves not far from the beach.
Tip: Check the tides before you go. We didn’t, and realised once we got there that there was no way of getting into the caves so we had to swim all the way back…just a bit of a workout.
10. Dive Deep Into The Big Blue
If you’re a diver we recommend diving with Gran Canaria Divers in Puerto de Mogan, where we obtained our PADI Diver certification. They do a range of dives including discovery, night dives and wreck dives.
If you’ve never dived before you can do the ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ day or complete the Open Water Diving course in just a few short days to be certified to dive all around the world.
So here are 10 things to do in Puerto De Mogan on the island of Gran Canaria. We’ve honestly had such a great time since we arrived to this stunning part of the world and definitely encourage you to visit Puerto De Mogan some day soon.
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