Gran Canaria - Mogan

Puerto de Mogán is an area with a marine tradition which because of its unique setting and natural beauty, has evolved into one of the most beautiful urban settlements of the Canary Islands. The marina, where many international sailing enthusiasts converge, has 225 moorings and is an excellent sailing spot, making the port of Mogán an unforgettable place.

 

For those interested in culture, a walk thorough the streets of the centre is recommended, to see the church of Saint Anthony (Iglesia de San Antonio), built in 1814. The church includes a beautiful wooden carving and statues of Saint Anthony of Padua and the Immaculate Conception.

 

The natural area of Mogán is another place well worth a visit. The massif of the southwest is an area of great geomorphological and botanical interest, and also has unique landscape and archaeological features. In this area it is possible to see large expanses of spurge plants, which are endemic to the island. The ravine El Barranco de Veneguera starts at the foot of the spectacular rock formation of Los Azulejos, a large wall of rocks which vary in colour from dark red to blue, with several shades of yellow.

 

In the high area, the Natural Park of Ojeda, Inagua y Pajonales is home to a major pine forest. This is an ideal area for walking, with walkways for this purpose. From Arguineguín, on a steep, winding road, it is possible to reach the dam Presa de Soria, the largest in the island, with a large green lake surrounded by palm trees. In the ravines of Toscas, Puerto Rico, Tauro and Taurito there are also some interesting walkways.