Discover Gran Canaria's South-West

For those who are not fond of driving, the following route can be found on the island of Gran Canaria.

Your journey starts in Ingenio and takes you from here to some nice places in the south of Gran Canaria to the Pueblo de Mogán.

The municipality of Ingenio

In the municipality of Ingenio, surrounded by precious natural spaces and breathtaking landscapes, you should visit the Presa de la Sorrueda and the Fortaleza Grande de Ansite between Vecindario and San Bartolome de Tirajana. The latter are volcanic formations with cave dwellings of the ancient canariens.

From here, head towards the sea and enjoy a coffee at Pozo Izquierdo, the International Windsurf Center on the beach.

The next place on the list - Vecindario - is particularly suitable on Wednesdays for a visit of the large and well-known street market on the shopping street of the city.

The municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana

San Bartolomé de Tirajana is the village and name of the region in the south-west of the island, amongst the dunes of Maspalomas. The village itself is worth a visit and the church square is an ideal place to enjoy a snack in an idyllic setting. San Bartolomé de Tirajana also includes the beach promenades of Meloneras and San Agustín as well as the lighthouse of Maspalomas. If you want to go a bit further, you plan a day trip to the Presa de Chira reservoir.

The Municipality of Mogán

Mogán is probably one of the most famous villages on Gran Canaria and among the visitors named as the Venice of Gran Canaria. However, everybody talks about Puerto de Mogán. However, there is also the village of Pueblo de Mogán and this is a must visit. In the center of Pueblo de Mogán you will find the church of San Antonio de Padua, the Park Parque Nicolás Quesada, and the historic windmill Molino Quemado. For a beach visit the nicest beaches are Anfi del Mar, Puerto Rico and, of course, Puerto de Mogan. If you are a nature lover, you can visit the Presa de Soria, which is about 18 km away.

The village of La Aldea de San Nicolás

In La Aldea you will find a natural beach, surrounded by popular Canarian architecture: houses of stone and straw and balconies from the 17th and 18th century. Great village to dine in front of the shore. Or alternatively, you can enjoy typical Canarian dishes at the beach on big stone plates. In La Aldea you will also find the Museo Vivo, wind and water-powered grain mills, as well as the cactus park Cactualdea.

Gastronomical specialties:

Wine, cheese, fresh fish, Pulpitos fritos con mojo verde (fresh squid with green mojo), Sancocho canario (stew with fish and potatoes), fish broth and mantecados (lard pastry)