Visitors who come to Mogan in August will enjoy long hot days and warm nights. This can be a very busy month to visit as hundreds of tourists come to enjoy the beautiful weather. This is the hottest month of the year with average temperatures of 25°C during the day, average highs of 28°C in the day and lows overnight of a balmy 22°C. Temperatures like this are similar to those seen in Athens in Greece at the same time of year and are perfect for relaxed days by the beach and long evenings sitting outside enjoying a drink or two. In 2010, temperatures reached a very hot 39°C, a record high for the area, while in 1968 the lowest recorded August temperature was just 16°C.
This is also one of the driest months of the year, along with July, and the average rainfall this month is 0mm. The Median cloud cover is around 28% and does not vary much throughout the month so skies are clear more often than not. Head to the beach and go for a swim while the sea temperature is a lovely 22°C.
The days are starting to get shorter in August and there are around 11 hours of sunshine each day. At the start of this month the sun rises at 7.25am and sets at 8.50pm so there is still plenty of daylight to enjoy. Humidity is from 55% to 85%, mildly humid to humid, but is never too uncomfortable as the fresh sea breezes keep conditions manageable. Calima can occur during the summer months and causes an increase in temperatures and hot, dry, dusty winds, caused by trade winds blowing from the African Sahara Desert. Wind speeds are often quite strong and range from a moderate breeze of 6 m/s to a high wind of 14 m/s. These can sometime get as strong as 16 m/s, so check the conditions before heading out on a boat if unsure. The weather forecast will keep you up to date with current conditions.
Where to Stay
The Paradise Costa Taurito is the perfect place for stay on a family holiday with the kids in August. This 4* hotel boasts a choice of modern rooms with private balconies, a mini bar and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Located in the Taurito Valley, just a 5-minute drive from the beaches and marina of Morgan, there are plenty of activities available to keep everyone busy. Set in lush gardens, on offer are tennis, paddle and squash courts, mini golf course and a waterpark including an outdoor pool, slides and a pirate ship. The 24-hour reception can help guests with car hire and arranging other activities. There is a Mediterranean restaurant and snack bar on-site.
Set in a quieter area for visitors wanting to avoid the large summer crowds, the Cala Blanca hotel is a 3* complex set in the mountains near Taurito beach, about 3 miles from the port of Mogan. The apartments offer a large terrace, living area, kitchen with oven and fridge for guests wanting to self-cater. The apartments are not accessible by wheelchair or for those with difficulty walking as they are set in the hillside. This resort has an outdoor pool, tennis court, fitness centre, sauna and restaurant, and there is a mini-market and library on-site as well as 24-hour reception.
Visitors with children will love the great value and location of the 3* Riosol hotel. Located close to Mogan at Puerto Rico, apartments and rooms are available with balconies and ocean views. The resort features a kids club with plenty of activities to keep the children entertained, a games room with pool table and video games, three swimming pools, tennis court and gym. Apartments have either one or two bedrooms and are equipped with a kitchen with hob, microwave and toaster, as well as satellite TV and spacious seating area. The on-site restaurant serves buffet breakfast and dinner. Nearby Amadores beach has plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Hit the Beach
The stunning Playa de Amadores beach is situated between Mogan and Puerto Rico and has crystal clear waters lapping along the 800m beach. This is a well-protected bay in a crescent shape, which is perfect for young children and families looking for a quiet escape and safe swim. Meaning lover's bay, Playa de Amadores beach was awarded the Blue Flag award for high standards of cleanliness in 2004 and does not permit ball games or loud music preferring to cater to couples or families rather than a party crowd. There are shower facilities and a range of bars, restaurants and cafes close by and buses run frequently along the coast for those staying elsewhere.
Restaurants and Nightlife
If you are looking for a night out dancing and enjoying a few drinks with friends, go to the Ensayo Pub Disco at Mogan. This nightclub is small and cosy and caters for both tourists and locals. The DJ plays great music and there is a billiards table available. Enjoy the atmosphere, drinks and great service slightly away from the main tourist area. Open from 10pm until 4am, this is the place to dance the night away in Mogan.
On those really hot August days, head to La Zona Verde. This bar-restaurant features a tree-shaded beer garden and is the perfect spot to enjoy a nice cold beer in the sun. There are barbecues on Fridays and live music three nights a week. This is good for a meal too, with the restaurant serving lunch and dinner with grilled meats and excellent local wines on the menu. The service is fast and friendly and it is ideal for a family lunch or an evening drink.
A fantastic small restaurant located at Puerto de Mogan is the Que Tal restaurant with great service and delicious food. This is ideal for a special occasion dinner or just to experience an exceptional night out. The elegant menu consists of a five course set menu with selected wines to compliment the dishes. Only one seating per evening, at 8pm, allows guests to enjoy the experience as dishes are plated in front of diners at the table.
Things To Do
Summer is the perfect time of year to try out some exciting water sports such as diving with Gran Canaria Divers. Just off the coast there are barracudas, angel sharks, rays and schools of small fish just waiting to be discovered. For experienced divers, trips to El Cabron marine reserve is an option, while professional instructors can take new divers for their PADI certification or just a fun dive on the local reef. With year round clear and warm seawater and small group sizes, this is a great way to explore the underwater world, try something new while on holiday.
Offering day trips, weekend or longer excursions, the CarpGranCanaria is great for those who love to fish and prefer to do so in a lakeside setting. This beautiful area inland from Puerto de Mogan, offers peaceful scenery and the chance to spend quality time with friends or family. For visitors wanting to make a weekend of it, the company can organise accommodation for you and arrange pickup from your hotel if just planning a day trip. Fish for carp in these stunning lakes with professional guides who have years of experience fishing in this area.