February is the wettest month of the year in Mogan, with an average rainfall of 22mm in 5 days over the course of the month. This is still relatively dry in comparison to other European destinations at the same time of year and is similar to Prague, Czech Republic. The chance of rain falling on any given day in this month is around 20% and if it does rain, it is most likely to be in the form of moderate showers. Check the forecast before heading out to see if an umbrella is needed. Cloud cover is roughly 50% during the month and does not vary much throughout February.
Average daytime temperatures are 19°C at this time of year, which is comparable to Malta. This can be experienced through average high and low temperatures of between 16°C at night to 21°C during the warmer days. These are almost identical to January, but it is slowly getting warmer now as spring gets closer. For visitors hoping for warmer days, it might be a better option to plan a trip later in the year, such as June, when the days are more consistently warm. The highest recorded temperature was in 2010 when the mercury hit 31°C, while the coldest was just 7°C in 1954.
The days are getting longer now, with the sunrise at the beginning of February at around 7.50am and sunset at 6.40pm. There are approximately 9 hours of sunshine each day and humidity ranges from 50% to 85%, remaining comfortable. It can get windy away from the shelter of the bay, and wind speeds are usually between 2 m/s to 10 m/s, but get gust up to 13 m/s, most often northerly. The sea temperature remains at 19°C during February, and does not increase until the beginning of summer making days exploring the town and surrounding countryside a great option if the beaches are a little too chilly. This month is still a very good month to visit the region, as there is plenty to see and do and the cooler temperatures mean fewer crowds.
Where to Stay
For a romantic Valentine's winter escape in February, stay at the adults only Servatur Casablanca hotel. This 4* resort is ideally located overlooking the ocean and features a pool with a bar, solarium, restaurant with buffet lunches and more formal sit-down evening meals, a reading room and on-site supermarket. There is also a spa that offers massages and a range of other treatments to spoil yourself while staying here. All rooms have air-conditioning, balconies or terraces with views of the ocean or town and a kitchenette.
Visitors who are looking for accommodation off the beaten track and set in beautiful natural surroundings should try the 3* La Aldea Suites, situated in western Gran Canaria, in the nearby municipality of St Nicholas. Close to the Tamadaba Nature Reserve and offering guided hiking excursions and free use of the hotel bicycles, this would be the ideal accommodation for active visitors looking to explore the area while the weather is cooler. The accommodation features a pool and hot tub, free Wi-Fi and a bar, while rooms have a private balcony, satellite TV and are tastefully decorated with tiled floors and stone walls. The beach and Mogan are a 10-minute drive away.
Located just a 5-minute drive from the beach, the Villa Luxe Tauro Morgan offers air-conditioned accommodation with three bedrooms, two king-size and one twin and is perfect for family winter getaways. The property features a private heated pool, sun terrace, communal kitchen and barbecue facilities, and a bar and restaurant on-site. Nearby is the golf course and Puerto Rico town centre for restaurants and shops.
Restaurants and Nightlife
When visiting nearby Puerto Rico, try the Rock out Gran Canaria bar. You can have a great night out here, with rock and heavy metal music playing in a friendly relaxed setting. Enjoy a few beers and request the rock songs you want to hear from the resident DJ. Playing rock music videos, featuring live bands and showing sports on TV, this makes a fun night out for those who enjoy their music a bit heavier.
Fish and seafood lovers will enjoy a meal at Puerto Grill restaurant in Puerto de Mogan. Serving top quality, locally sourced fish, this restaurant offers dishes such as tuna steaks, grilled fish, tartar, goulash and a selection of seafood that will please anyone who enjoys healthy, well prepared meals. If you want to try your hand at fishing, the hosts here can arrange fishing trips off the coast of Mogan and guests can try their hand at catching tuna, barracuda or shark.
The authentic Canarian cuisine that is served at Restaurante Las Canadas makes this restaurant in Veneguera a popular place for locals and visitors alike. Traditional local dishes are served including goat, octopus, potatoes with mojo sauce, sausages and hams. Set in beautiful hillsides just 10 minutes from Mogan, the building has a rustic feel, a wood oven and stunning views over the countryside. This is perfect for lunch or dinner with the family, with fruit trees and animals in the garden, a museum on-site and a cosy atmosphere with options to dine inside or outside if the sun shines.
Things to Do
The ruggedly beautiful Tamadaba Natural Park is worth a day trip when the February weather is mild and visitors can enjoy the walks and amazing views. Situated in the northwest of Gran Canaria, approximately one hour's drive from Mogan, this stunning area is made up of steep cliffs, ravines, and hillsides that drop away into the blue ocean. Rising to around 1000, the top of the Tamadaba Mountain features a pine forest that is fantastic for hiking and enjoying the natural scenery of this island. The drive to this park is also breath-taking as the ocean road takes in some magnificent views.
Take the kids to the Angry Birds activity park in Puerto Rico near Mogan, and let them burn off all the excess energy they have in a fun and safe environment. With good facilities such as friendly staff, clean toilets and a snack bar, there is everything a family would need for a day out away from the beaches. For the kids there are trampolines, go-karts, scooters, basketball and more.