Fishing village charm
Found on Gran Canaria’s southern coast, Puerto Mogan holidays are known for their idyllic, luxury feel. The town is nestled between two emerald green mountains and is home to pretty streets lined with trees and leading down to the harbour and the golden sands of the beach. This pretty former fishing village is still home to narrow streets and whitewashed houses, as well as little cafés and family run restaurants.
Puerto Mogan’s harbour is the perfect place to people watch as you sip cocktails and fine wines or enjoy the fresh catch of the day from the sea. Watch the yachts as they dock for the evening and the fishermen as they bring in their catches. Alternatively, head into the centre of town where you’ll find pedestrianised streets, canals and footbridges, as well as boutiques, little shops and a further selection of restaurants and bars.
Flight time from the UK to Gran Canaria is approximately 4 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Las Palmas airport to Puerto Mogan is approximately 50 minutes.
Summers are long, hot and dry in Gran Canaria, keeping at a steady mid-20s and climbing beyond 30°C in July and August. The Canaries are a good destination for winter sun, too – even winter and the shoulder seasons stay warm and sunny, with averages hovering around 18°C.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.