Mogan Weather March Averages, Canary Islands
The weather in March is getting warmer as winter turns into spring, and days can reach a high temperature of 22°C, with average temperatures during the day a pleasant 19°C. Overnight, the temperature can drop to around 16°C, which still feels warm compared to the cool climate of northern Europe at this time of year. As the temperatures are starting to increase, a swim in the sea might be tempting, with sea temperatures around 19°C. Those looking to participate in water sports might prefer to postpone their visit until the warmer months of August and September when sea temperatures are at the highest. The climate at the time of year is similar to Lisbon in Portugal with its clearer days and mild temperatures.
Days are getting longer in March, with average hours of sunshine increasing to 10 hours per day, nearly 50 minutes longer at the end of the month than at the beginning. The earliest sunrise of this month is at around 7am and the latest sunset is at 8.20pm, leaving plenty of time to enjoy warmer evenings outside. Daylight savings starts in March, with clocks going forward one hour. Humidity is fairly constant during this time of year and continues to be a comfortable 50% to 85% humidity.
It is beginning to get drier in March too, average rainfall is 10mm of rain falling over 5 days during the month. Visitors may see moderate or light rain showers but chances are good that days will be clear. Cloud cover is 47% (partly cloudy) on an average day in March. Winds can be fresh at this time of year, frequently blowing from the north and averaging between 2 m/s to 11 m/s, with occasional strong gusts of 14 m/s. Visitors should look at the forecast before going out to decide what to wear and pack for the day.
Where to Stay
Situated in the middle of the marina, the 4* Puerto de Mogan hotel is ideally located for visitors wanting to try some sailing, diving or fishing as the days get warmer in spring. Set in traditional Spanish-style buildings with bright modern décor, rooms have satellite TV, air-conditioning and mini bar. Guests can relax in one of the two swimming pools, at the spa that features a hot tub and indoor pool for cooler March days, and massage therapies, or in the on the hotel terrace with views over the marina. Local and international cuisine is on offer at the on-site restaurant, while the town is within walking distance.
With stunning ocean views, the 3*Riviera Vista hotel is perfect for a relaxing break and has access to the Playa de Cura beach by private lift. This hotel offers a rooftop terrace with heated swimming pool, pool bar, buffet restaurant, Wi-Fi in reception area and free parking. Rooms have air-conditioning and a private terrace or balcony for enjoying that view. They also come equipped with a fridge, coffee machine, safe and flat screen TV with satellite channels. Junior suites are available for larger groups.
Visitors who enjoy being close to the mountains rather than at the beach would love to stay at Casa el Hornillo. Situated a 10 minute drive from the beach at Mogan, this holiday home is set in stunning countryside and offers a sun terrace with a hot tub where guests can relax with mountain views. Hammocks, sun loungers and a barbecue are available for use and the property offers free Wi-Fi. The nearby café and bakery provide small meals, while the nearby Mogan town has more dining options.
Restaurants and Nightlife
For a fun and welcoming atmosphere and great cocktails, head to Barbacoa bar and restaurant at Taurito beach. This is a favourite among tourists to the region as it serves up beer, wine, cocktails and free shots to your table by friendly staff. There is a restaurant here as well and the English breakfasts and roast dinners are not to be missed. With plenty of live shows, entertainment and indoor or outdoor seating, depending on the weather, this is a good venue for the whole family or for a big night out with friends.
If you are craving a decent Indian meal, go to Taj Tandoori restaurant in Mogan town. With indoor and outdoor seating and a takeaway option available, visitors will enjoy a delicious Indian meal at this friendly and welcoming venue. The food is well prepared and there is a wide selection on the menu and has a great atmosphere with excellent service. Come here for a special occasion or just a casual bite to eat after a long day exploring the area.
For authentic Mediterranean cuisine, the Casito Mediterraneo restaurant is hard to beat. Situated in Puerto de Mogan, this is perfect for a romantic dinner date or intimate evening meal in elegant surroundings. During the day, tapas, snacks, regional fish and meat dishes and salads are served, and in the evening the menu features Mediterranean specialities and daily specials. Make sure to visit this restaurant for your special occasion celebration while on holiday in the area.
Things to Do
Visitors who are interested in the region's history should go to the Archaeological zone of Canada de Los Gatos in Mogan. This site that was only recently excavated, is an example of the area's pre-Hispanic population, with stone houses, burial pits, tombs and caves. It is an important site for archaeological and cultural reasons and is estimated to be more than 1,300 years old. Enjoy a walk up to this hillside site and while there, spend time admiring the views of the ocean, marina and town.
A day trip to the nearby resort of Maspalomas allows visitors to see the Maspalomas lighthouse. This is a lovely area to walk along the coast and enjoy the scenery, while the lighthouse itself is a great feature than stands out far along the bay. Come down during the day and make the most of the great shopping in the area, or visit in the evening and experience the local restaurants and bars for a different night out.
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