Known as the ‘Little Venice’ of the Canaries because of its numerous canals, you could say Puerto de Mogan is as romantic as its Italian counterpart. On the southeast side of Gran Canaria, it’s a picturesque fishing village with gorgeous cobbled streets, bright with scented bougainvillea and purple hibiscus, attractive buildings and charming little bridges – Puerto de Mogan holidays are all about enjoying the unspoilt charm of this rustic resort. Puerto de Mogan beach is cute and sheltered, situated in a little cove, with waters tranquil enough for small children and relaxing views of the passing fishing boats and yachts.
Take a break from your sunlounger and browse the craft and produce shops for Canarian cheese, honey and wine. When you’ve worked up an appetite for traditional tapas or fine dining, eat al fresco while enjoying the quaint surroundings. Restaurants and bars line the harbour, and seafront meandering is a favourite after-dinner activity for all. With all its whimsical appeal, holidays to Puerto Mogan might just see you fall in love.
Explore the ruins
Perhaps the biggest architectural landmark on the island, Canada de los Gatos, on the slopes of the ravine, is the site of ancient villages, tombs and burial caves more than 1,300 years old.
Float on by
An amazing swimming spot, the Charco Azul in El Hierro is a natural seawater pool formed out of a rock formation that was once flowing lava.
See the sea floor
Take a glass-bottomed ferry trip along the coast to catch a glimpse of Gran Canaria’s most friendly aquatic visitors, including dolphins, fish and other sea life. Hop off at Puerto Rico for lunch and a change of scenery.