Mogan Weather September Averages, Canary Islands
September is still summer in Mogan and the temperatures are still high and the days are still long and sunny. This is a better time of year to visit if wanting to avoid the larger crowds of July and August. The sea temperatures are at their warmest this month at 23°C, making it the perfect time to enjoy the beaches and water sports available without the crowds. The days are gradually getting shorter as autumn approaches, but there are still 10 hours of sunshine each day. Days are decreasing in length by around 50 minutes from the first of the month to the last day. Sunrise at the start of September is at 7.40am, while the sun sets at 8.20pm, so still plenty of opportunity to enjoy the balmy evenings.
This month sees average temperatures of 25°C, with average highs and lows of between 22°C at night to 27°C at the hottest time of day. These are similar conditions to Santorini in Greece for the same time of year. Cloud cover ranges from 30% to 37%, mostly clear and humidity ranges from 55%, mildly humid, to 85% humid, staying fairly comfortable. Wind speeds are dropping slightly at this time of year, ranging from 3 m/s, light breeze, to 12 m/s, strong breeze, and rarely getting above 14 m/s.
The climate at this resort continues to be fairly dry, although the end of summer means more rain. Average rainfall in this month increases to 9mm falling over 3 days, so it is unlikely that rain will spoil any plans. If it does rain, it is likely to be moderate or light showers. Check the forecast before travelling to see the current conditions.
Where to Stay
Visitors looking for a bit of luxury should choose the 5* Radisson Blu resort in the nearby Arguineguin, approximately 8 miles from Mogan. This resort features two outdoor swimming pools, two children's pools and a spa with hot tub, sauna and Turkish bath. The spa also offers massages and beauty treatments and there is a gym, tennis court and other sporting activities available on-site. This resort has a rooftop restaurant with ocean views and an outdoor lobby bar. All rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV, and free Wi-Fi, while the suites also feature a kitchen with hobs, microwave and Nespresso coffee maker.
Set in an ideal location just two minutes walk to the Playa de Mogan beach and very close to the marina, the Las Brisas Mogan Apartmentos has one-bedroom apartments that sleep up to four guests. The property offers a communal roof terrace with sun loungers, free Wi-Fi and easy walk to the town's bars and restaurants. This is a good value option for visitors who want self-catering accommodation as all apartments have a kitchenette as well as satellite TV and pets are allowed on request.
Centrally located close to Puerto Rico beach, about 4 miles from Mogan, is the great value 3* Rio Piedras Apartments. This complex features a rooftop swimming pool with spectacular views over the bay and a large sun terrace with sun loungers. Apartments are one or two bedrooms with either a terrace or a balcony and include a small kitchen with fridge and kettle, and satellite TV. This resort is within walking distance of supermarkets, shops, restaurants and bars as well as the beautiful beach, making it perfect for visitors on a budget.
Hit the Beach
Playa de Puerto Rico is a busy and popular stretch of beach, renowned for being the sunniest place in Gran Canaria. This beach has plenty on offer for everyone, with water sports such as jet skiing, sailing, diving, boat trips, fishing and windsurfing available. There is often a cooling breeze that blows in keeping temperatures pleasant, and the calm ocean means it is great for swimming. Family friendly and wheelchair accessible, this beach has everything visitors might need during their time on the beach. Bars, cafes, restaurants and shops are within a close walk, shower facilities, sun loungers and sunshades are available and buses run regularly along the coast from nearby destinations such as Mogan.
Restaurants and Nightlife
A relaxed and friendly welcome is always found at The JukeBox bar in Arguineguin. Featuring a pool table, nightly karaoke, free peanuts and a wide selection of drinks including cocktails, this bar has a fun and lively atmosphere. Take part in karaoke, quizzes and games and meet some new friends. Located close to the shopping center and kids play area, visitors can pop in here for a quick drink while the kids have fun within sight.
Located in the heart of Puerto de Mogan, the Restaurante Olivia has been established for over 10 years and serves delicious local and regional dishes. Using high quality ingredients from all over the world, this restaurant serves fish, seafood, meat dishes, paella and tapas. The bar serves a wide range of cocktails and all are made to high standard with a range of spirits from around the world. The bartender also creates his own cocktails so be sure to try something new.
When travelling along the coast, the beautiful Playa de Amadores is the location of the Webers Heineken Beach bar. This is a friendly bar that serves great appetisers, tapas, sandwiches and burgers, with good beer on tap and a beach side setting. The bar also serves delicious cocktails and the staff are welcoming and relaxed. This is an ideal place for a few quiet beers in the afternoon while enjoying the late summer weather.
Things To Do
While visiting this area, take a trip on the glass bottom ferry with Lineas Blue Bird, which offers regular transport between the coastal towns on the southwest coast of Gran Canaria. With over 1000 seats, disable access and a wide range of departure times, this is a great way to see the coast and take in a day trip to another part of the island. Visitors are able to get off at one stop and get on another ferry in the same direction with the same ticket. The ferry connects the ports of Mogan, Puerto Rico, Anfi del Mar and Arguineguin, stopping briefly between Puerto Rico and Mogan to admire the marine life through the glass bottom of the ferry.
If you are feeling active while on holiday at this resort, head to the impressive Presa de las Ninas, an artificial lake set in the mountains of Tejeda, not too far from Mogan. This is a lovely spot for a hike, a picnic and some photo opportunities, surrounded by pine forests and several trails that criss-cross the area. There is a large recreation area with pit fires, tables, toilets and parking and camping is permitted. There are many legends surrounding this area, and one pine tree is 400 years old having survived many fires throughout the years.
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