Mogan Weather January Averages, Canary Islands
January is winter in Mogan, and is the coldest month of the year. Average temperatures at this time of year are fairly constant at 19°C during the day, which is still fairly pleasant. At night the temperatures can drop to a chilly 16°C so warm clothing is recommended when travelling to the area in this month. On the warmer January days, temperatures can climb to as high as 21°C, making it perfect for exploring the town and outdoor activities. Similar temperatures can be experienced in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt in this month. Check the weather forecast before heading out for the day to decide what to wear. The highest temperature recorded in this area was 29°C in 2010, while the lowest was 8°C in 1957.
Average rainfall in January is 17mm that falls over 5 days during the month, making it one of the wetter months of the year. However, there is only around a 20% chance of rain falling on any given day, so it is worth planning days out if visiting in this month. Cloud cover is usually around 50%, and does not vary much over the course of the month. The length of each day in January is fairly constant, at around 9 hours of sunshine per day. Days are gradually getting longer as the month progresses and sunrise at the start of January is at around 8am, with sunset at around 6.15pm.
The humidity in the resort ranges from 50% to 85% in January, which is relatively comfortable. Wind speeds vary from 1m/s to 9 m/s and rarely get stronger than 12 m/s, most often blowing from the north.
Where to Stay
The stunning 4 * Cordial Morgan Playa hotel is located close to the beach and marina of Mogan, and is ideal for winter breaks, with plenty on offer for the cooler days. Set in beautiful tropical gardens and featuring two outdoor pools, hot tub, sauna, bars, terrace and an a la carte restaurant, this hotel offers spa treatments including massages, wraps and aromatherapy. There are a variety of rooms to choose from, and all have free Wi-Fi and flat screen TV with satellite channels. Get active while staying here while the weather is cooler and hire a bicycle or have a game of table tennis.
Situated close to the Playa de los Amadores, the 4* Altamadores apartments offer superb accommodation. This complex has 90 one-bedroom apartments with balcony or terrace, TV, separate bedroom and living area and a kitchen with hobs, microwave oven, fridge, toaster and coffee maker. The pool area features a year-round heated pool for cooler January days, sun terrace, gymnasium, kids club with plenty to keep the children entertained such as archery and basketball, as well as a games room with billiards table and table tennis.
With fantastic views over the nearby Puerto Rico bay, the 3* Servatur Puerto Azul Amadores resort has plenty of activities for cooler January days, such as tennis courts and two pools, one heated in winter. The resort has a sun terrace with an adult's only chill out area, a buffet restaurant, poolside bar and handy on-site supermarket. Apartments include a kitchenette and lounge with satellite TV channels and many have ocean views from the balcony.
Restaurants and Nightlife
Head down the coast a little way to Arguineguin and check out Mary D's bar. The perfect spot to relax with friends, meet new people, watch the live football and sport from home and around Europe or indulge in a delicious cocktail. If you enjoy your sport or music, this is the place to go, with regular entertainment on offer such as live music and quiz nights. The staff are friendly and welcoming and this bar is relaxed and warm and gets very busy day and night.
Authentic Italian cuisine can be found at La Cicala restaurant in Playa de Mogan, serving food that is based on simplicity of ingredients and natural, locally sourced produce. Prepared fresh daily by the chefs, dishes include pasta, pizza, meats, seafood and vegetables, food allergies are well catered for. With a great view over the bay and welcoming staff, visitors staying in the area must go here for lunch or dinner during their holiday.
When visiting Mogan town, go to restaurant Acaymo Mogan, serving authentic dishes in a traditional atmosphere at a great price. Enjoy your meal outside, if the weather is good, overlooking the barranco, or stay in the warm and welcoming restaurant with its great service. The food is fantastic and features Canarian, Spanish and international cuisine, with locally produced wines and a selection of other drinks.
Things to Do
When staying at Puerto de Mogan or one of the nearby coastal resorts, a visit to the inland town of Mogan is a nice change of pace. Located about 5 miles from the coast and overlooked by stunning mountain scenery, this town has a church and several restaurants and tavernas which are a great place for soaking up some local culture and trying some local cuisine. Many also display locally made handicrafts such as pottery and art. Local fiestas often take place here with traditional dancing and music, and the nearby Molino Quemado is a beautifully restored windmill that is worth exploring.
A great way to spend a day is at the local market at Arguineguin. Featuring local and tourist items, there are plenty of shopping opportunities for everyone. Shop for souvenirs, t-shirts, handbags leather goods or fruit and vegetables in this bustling and interesting market that is held every Tuesday. Don't be shy about haggling to get price reductions on most items.