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“Pretty resort”
Review of Playa de Mogan

Playa de Mogan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to meet up with friends in Puerto Mogan. Many years ago we holidayed there but this was only a day trip using public transport. The core of the resort around the the harbour is as lovely as ever. The vibrant colours of Bougainvillea draping over the walls in the pretty low rise streets is a joy. The marina area with bars, shops and restaurants is still a great spot to pleasantly while away the time. Traditional colourful boats in the working harbour are are few and far between nowadays, which is a pity. In addition there is a small interesting archaeological site nearby.
The resort has retained much of it's original charm. However the additional developments and large hotels are not contributing positively. The beach is small and with the addition of day trippers it can be too crowded. It was an example of excellent resort planning in the past but danger and destruction loom with the threat of further building in proximity. Developers take note:don't kill the golden goose!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Friday market and had a nice time at Mogan which is very pretty. The boat trip cost E12 and took about 50 mins There are a lot of nice boutique shops and good places to eat by the harbour front and it's well worth a visit as loads of stalls and no pressure to buy. You can haggle reasonably with some of the stall holders.

Thank julie W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to visit from recommendations. Gorgeous little town with a fantastic little beach and very colourful houses. Loads of reasonably priced restaurants and bars. Lots of little shops to mooch around in. Would advises getting the sea ferry from Puerto Rico though as parking in the town is limited and quite expensive.

Thank dave01962
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our visit to this beach. Having spent the afternoon wandering around Puerto de Mogan old town and then visiting the mirador viewpoint for some awesome views (see separate pages for reviews), we decided to chill out on the beach with some ice creams we bought in a shop nearby. There are lots of facilities nearby so definitely a good place if you want to get something to eat or drink after being on the beach. It's close enough that one member of the party could pop to get some drinks/ice creams/snacks whilst the others stayed on the beach, but everything is so nice and clean that it doesn't feel like the town is encroaching. This is everything a beach town should be! There's parking nearby too, which is a bonus.

The beach itself is beautiful golden (imported) sand. You can hire sunbeds with parasols as on a majority of the beaches on the island, but you can also sit on the sand with a towel which is what we did. The beach is in a little cove, so it's sheltered and the waves are gentle. We didn't go swimming as we didn't bring a change of dry clothes, but we did go paddling as deep as we could without getting our clothes soaked! The sea was lovely and clear and we could see lots of little fish in the water, we whiled away a good amount of time just looking at them. A good spot for snorkelling.

Would definitely recommend this beach: Playa de Mogan was our joint favourite with Playa de Amadores. Great for all ages.

Thank flamingice
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We went on Friday which is market day, at a guess if say there were more than 150 stalls all at good prices. The setting is gorgeous and a lovely place just to walk round and have lunch, would definitely go again if we came back to Gran Canaria.

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