Thursday, 19 July 2018

Exploring Sunshine Islands - Gran Canaria

Return to Gran Canaria. Another escape to the sunshine.

Flowers tumbling down a wall in Puerto de Mogan

On our travels through the sunshine islands of Las Canarias, I usually wrote a blog post to share our experiences. Many of these appear in the chapter on Gran Canaria in Island Interludes: Just Us Two Escape to the Sun.

 Puerto De Mogan lies on the south-west of the island.

"Our half day excursion to Puerto De Mogan would follow the coast road westwards from San Agustin. This coast road ends at Puerto De Mogan from where it turns north to follow
the valleys and over the mountains to the west side of the island. Until recently the motorway ended at Puerto Rico further east but the new tunnels through the mountains have made travel much easier; this was the route home.

Picture of a flower-covered archway in Puerto de Mogan.Early one morning, we boarded our coach to head towards Maspalomas from where we could see the sand dunes and the Faro de Maspalomas or (Lighthouse). This coast road took us through the villages of ArguineguĂ­n and Puerto Rico with its busy harbour/port where, from our vantage point of the coach high on the road on the side of the mountain, we could see the many boats. Once in Puerto De Mogan, looking back and upwards we could see how high on the side of the mountain we had been. Almost hanging off with a sheer drop to one side. It is a fascinating way to get a good glimpse of the coastline and geography of the area.

boats lying idle in the harbour of Puerto de Mogan

Our guide gave us the choice of heading off ourselves or following her to the harbour. What an enchanting place. There were many boats in the harbour and the bustle of market day did not detract from the tranquil scene. We were both entranced by the streets where walls and bridges across the streets were festooned with flowering shrubs of many colours as they rambled at will. . ."

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