These are the resorts of Puerto Mogan, Arguinegin, Puerto Rico, Amadores and Taurito...where you'll also find lots of entertainment.
The town itself is 12 km inland. And up inland you'll also find the largest reservoirs on the island which we recommend you visit.
As you drive along the coast (GC-500) you'll find these 5 tourist resorts in this order:
Arguineguin is a traditional fishing port and many locals do live here. There are also a number of hotels and apartments for holidaymakers.
Anfi del Mar is the most popular resort...and it's a slightly
up market time-share. There is also a very large Norwegian community
here in Arguineguin.
Puerto Rico is further along ther coast. And it's one of the most popular, if not the most popular tourist resort on Gran Canaria.
Here most hotels and apartments were built on the mountains surrounding
its beach and they seem be 'hanging' off them. There are lots
of restaurants, Irish bars and koraokes here.
Amadores - walking down the promenade from Puerto Rico you will get to Amadores. This is the newest resort on the island.
Its beach is man-made and has white sand. This gives the water a turquoise
colour to it. This has made it very popular over the past few years.
Playa Taurito is a 5 minute drive from Puerto Mogan. This is an even more isolated all-inclusive hotel resort with a sea-water swimming pool.
However there is not too much to do outside of the hotel unless you go to one of the neighbouring resorts.
Puerto Mogan is a much more tranquil area although mass tourism
has reached this corner of Gran Canaria.
Building are only 3 floors high and there is a peaceful feeling to the area. This resort is especially popular with more mature couples.
From the port you can drive up inland, taking the GC-200,
and visit the town of Mogan itself and explore its mountainous
There's lots to do here…and it doesn't matter which resort you stay at as there are ferries which can take you from one to the other.
there are a number of diving companies which we heavily recommend.
Anfi Tauro Golf you will find 18-hole golf course with great
Dolphin & Whale Excursions
there are two companies that offer these excursions they are the
'Spirt Of The Sea' and 'Animal Encounters: Dolphin Seafari'.
Excursions are 2-3 hours long.
leaves from Puerto de Mogan and submerges you into Gran Canaria's
Glass Bottom Ferry if
you want to see the marine life, but you don't dare getting onto
the Yellow Submarine you can try the Glass Bottom Ferry.
Or…you can simply relax on a luxurious Catamaran Cruise while
it takes you up the west coast. Here you will see the secluded beaches
of Gui-Gui. However, if you want to walk along this isolated beach
you will have to walk there….
you can also join Pirate Boat which leaves from Puerto Rico. The
boat is a 1950's replica and takes you along the coast line.
Atlantida Water Park
is a waterpark in Puerto Rico and it is not bad if you are
travelling with children.
You can also try big game fishing, jet-skiing, sailing or windsurfing. And of course there are lots of 'pedalos' you can just rent on the beach.
To get to the town of Mogan you'll have to drive up the GC-200 from the port. You'll be driving straight up an impressive ravine and with great views from the top. It's definitely worth visiting.
Once you visit the town, we recommend you continue driving up the GC-605 towards the largest reservoir on the island...Presa de Soria. Here you'll find what are know as 'palmerales' where lots palm tree grow giving it an oasis feeling.
From here you can also go to La Aldea Gran Canaria and from there to Agaete. All you have to do drive along the GC-200. This means turning left at one point. But it's all well signposted so there is no need to worry about directions.
Puerto Rico Gran Canaria,
Puerto Mgn, Arguineguin & Amadores