Little Venice – Puerto de Mogán

Please note: Leave early if you have evening plans. Also take ginger biscuits, the roads zig-zag in a stomach churning fashion.

Dibbed as the ´´little Venice´´ of Gran Canaria, more like “little lies”,  this floral port is some-what less water logged than its romantic reputation lures you to believe. Placed South-West of the island, going by car will take you a leisurely hour along GC-1 (starting at Las Palmas). Or take the bus (number 30) changing at Maspalomas taking you a slightly longer 2 and a half hours.

You can enjoy a lazy afternoon here walking around the harbour, viewing the beautiful Spanish architecture. They´ve gone all out on flowers that climb up houses and they´re rich in colour against the sun.

There are many restaurants to choose from, naturally specialising in fish of the day, and it´s highly recommended to sample: white Canarian fish, papas fritas (chips, to you and I), ensalada with drizzled lemon and chunky coleslaw for a reasonable 5 euros.

The sun will probably be radiating, so take your swimming gear and find a spot on the busy beach, dipping into the clear inviting sea. No jellyfish in this part of the island although who is to say whats by the barrier of rocks.


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