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“Puerto de Mogan is slowly being spoiled.”
Review of Puerto de Mogan

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S. Wales.
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
63 helpful votes
“Puerto de Mogan is slowly being spoiled.”
Reviewed January 11, 2011

After many years visiting lovely Puerto Mogan we feel that we may need to start looking elsewhere for that quiet Xmas holiday that we have enjoyed here so much in the past.
We will continue to visit next Xmas as it's the ideal Xmas destination but it's slowly being ruined by commercilism.
Jet skies and VW beetle peddleos have appeared around the marina giving it a sample taste of that horrid Puerto Rico, shops have been thrown up and many have been empty for a few years now. Tacky electrical shops are more common now and to be honest you can get a better deal at home, don't be fooled by the sales persons. Avoid the 'Ideal Shop' sellers of most things, they can look you in the face and lie to you.
But don't be put off Puerto Mogan, visit it as soon as you can before it's completly ruined by the live for today sellers with no thought of tomorrow.

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5 Thank S_Wales_Honest_John
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South Wales
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
49 helpful votes
“a polished diamond among the tourism rocks”
Reviewed January 5, 2011

As a visitor to Mogan for over 18 years, every time I visit I assume it will be the last time. I keep thinking it will not have been able to survive the pressure called 'tourism development'. Amazingly, to the credit of the Mayor, councillors and Department of Tourism, Mogan has been developed - but for the better. The old village remains as it was in the early 1990's, with some signs of investment and upgrade to the houses still fully occupied by the fishermen and their families. The harbour development, referred to by us tourists as Little Venice, is still a joy to stroll, particularly in the early evenings when the day visitors have retreated to their egg-boxes in the main resorts. Yes, there has been expansion to meet the increasing demand from visitors. But it has not been 'at any price'. The major hotel development and complementing apartments has taken place some way away from the old town and, through clever landscaping, almost appears to be out of town yet close enough for the patrons to the small beach and myriad of restaurants around the harbour. If you want throbbing vibrant nightlife and a different bar for every lunchtime and night of the week, then the rest of Gran Canaria has plenty to offer you. But if you want a wide choice of affordable accommodation in an upmarket, picturesque resort, with enough quality restaurants to satisfy all tastes, then give Mogan a try. I promise you that you will return. I have still to pay my final visit and it seems that is a long way off.

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Glasgow Scotland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
5 helpful votes
“Fabulous weather for a winter break”
Reviewed November 24, 2010

Just returned from two weeks in Puerto de Mogan in Gran Canaria. The weather was perfect. Every day the sun would rise from over the mountains about 8.30 am and shone until about 5.30 pm. Only one day it was cloudy most of the day, but still lovely and warm. Puerto Mogan is a beautiful village, lovely beach and separate marina with very little traffic and no time share vendors nor people trying to sell you watches, fake bags etc. Very civilised.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
299 reviews
159 helpful votes
“the best resort in Gran Canaria”
Reviewed October 1, 2010

I have been to Puerto de Mogan every winter for the last 4 years, its a lovely resort described locally as "Little Venice" due to its whitewashed cottages and canals. The harbour area is very upmarket but expensive to eat and stay and noisy at night as its where everyone congregates. I would recommend staying about a 10 minute walk away in the residential part of town as its quiter and cheaper. there are lots of cheaper restaurants on the seafront. Dont book a package to this resort as an average apt and flight with thompson will cost around £650 a week. You can do it for half this price if you book an apt on Owners direct and arrange your own flight. Many apt owners will arrange transfers from the airport which is an hr away. The bus station in Mogan will take you to most other resorts on the Island for as little as 2 euros and the drive out of Mogan is hair raising to say the least as its via a huge cliff face with spectacular drops into the Atlantic! so I would let the proffessionals drive you!!

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Nairn, Scotland
Level 6 Contributor
52 reviews
60 helpful votes
“Fast route to Playa Mogan”
Reviewed March 30, 2010

Playa and Puerto de Mogan will soon be much easier to connect to when the tunnel from Puerto Rico is opened. I hope this little gem will benefit from the easier access but still retain its special ambience. This photo was taken yesterday at the Puerto Rico side. One local described it as the eyes have opened. Read Mogan Lady's forum report for more information 'New Motorway into Playa Mogan'

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