The Costa Mogan of Gran Canaria

About the Costa Mogan
La Romeria de San Antonio el Chico 2007
Fotos de la Romeria de San Antonio el Chico en Mogan, 9 junio 2007
Photos of the fiesta in Mogan
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Towns, Villages and Beaches of the Costa Mogán

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Hover the cursor over links to locate the places on the map. Clicking on the images shows full-size panoramic views.

Arguineguín
Panoramic view of the bay at Arguineguín

Arguineguin is the main commercial and residential town of the Costa Mogan. It has a busy fishing port and two beaches with the local sand.

Puerto Rico
Panoramic view of the Costa Mogan

Puerto Rico is the largest holiday resort on the Costa Mogan. It has a sheltered beach, two marinas and excellent facilities for water-sports and other activities. The two main centres have shops, supermarkets, restaurants and there is live entertainment at numerous bars, clubs and discotheques.

Puerto de Mogán and Playa de Mogan

The harbour area, known as "Little Venice", the new beachside development, and the "old" quarter.

Taurito
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Taurito, with its beach of native sand, is in a spectacularly steep-sided and narrow barranco (valley) and has an excellent lido and a recreation area.

Veneguera
Wild and beautiful beach at Veneguera

It's a long way to the beach at Veneguera, but worth the journey if you don't mind driving down the long unmade road past banana and papaya plantations. The track is pretty rough in places but once you arrive, this undeveloped beach is ideal for a picnic and a quiet lazy time. Take everything you'll need with you - it's a long way back to the shops!

Playa Amadores - "Lovers' Beach"

Amadores beach, with its white sand and beautiful blue water is one of the most popular beaches in the area. There are plenty of bars and restaurants and, for the energetic, scuba diving in the bay or pedalo hire.
There are showering facilities, lots of parking and a frequent bus service.

Playa del Cura - "The Priest's Beach"
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Tauro
Panoramic view of the Costa Mogan

The beach-front at Tauro is relatively undeveloped, though big changes are on their way as the new golf resort just inland is developed. Currently there are just two beach-side bars serving seafood and local specialities.

Mogán

A typical Canarian small pueblo in a spectacular setting.

Patalavaca - "Leg of the Cow"

Patalavaca is a resort linked to Arguineguín, many of whose hotels are built on the face of the cliff below the costa road, and so one enters many of them on the top floor.

Guide to the beaches of Costa-Mogán

Basic information and statistics for the beaches can be found on the Catálogo de Playas website produced by the Ministerio de Medio Ambiente (Ministry of the Environment).