Autumn begins in October but that doesn't mean this is a bad time of year to travel. The weather conditions in Mogan are still ideal for a late season holiday when there are fewer visitors and smaller crowds. There is consistently beautiful weather and slightly cooler temperatures than the heat of the summer months like August. Temperatures here are some of the warmest in Europe at this time of year and sea temperatures remain at their highest for the whole year at 23°C.
The climate is starting to get wetter and average rainfall is starting to increase to 10mm that falls over 5 days throughout the month. This is still relatively dry and it is unlikely that rain will spoil your plans for the day. If it does rain, it is most likely to be moderate rain or drizzle rather than heavy downpours. Cloud cover varies from 40% at the start of the month to 45% at the end. Check the forecast before travelling for current conditions.
Daytime temperatures are a warm 24°C on average, with average high and low temperatures ranging from a high of 26°C to an overnight low of 21°C. These are perfect temperatures for enjoying the town, exploring the surrounding areas or for relaxing on the beach on the warmer days. Temperatures are gradually falling, so the warmer days to visit will be at the start of the month. Humidity remains the same as it does all year from a mildly humid 55% to a humid 85%. Winds are dropping in the autumn to between 2 m/s to 10 m/s, a light to fresh breeze. The length of each day is gradually decreasing, getting shorter by around 45 minutes from the first of the month to the last day. Daylight saving ends in October, so the clocks go back one hour.
Where to stay
For visitors who want to stay close to the beach in great value accommodation, the Apartments Casa Lila is a great choice. Offering a range of options from studio flats to two bedroom apartments and a maisonette that sleeps five guests, this resort features a sun terrace with lush gardens and is only a short walk to the beach and nearby restaurants and bars. Each apartment has a private terrace, a fully equipped kitchen with hob, microwave and fridge, Wi-Fi in public areas, use of barbecue facilities and tourist information at the front desk. This is a good choice for families, couples or groups of friends looking for a fun and relaxing holiday.
Featuring an outdoor pool that overlooks the ocean and a range of apartments, the HV Vista Taurito is located conveniently in Taurito close to Mogan. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas, and the friendly and helpful reception can advise guests on activities in the nearby area. The apartments feature a kitchenette with microwave and fridge, cable TV and a large balcony overlooking the ocean. Restaurants, bars and shops are located a short 5 minute drive away and close to other beaches in the area.
Situated in Puerto de Mogan, the Residencial Mogan apartments offer one-bedroom apartments that sleep two guests with an outdoor pool and sun terrace. Centrally located and within easy walk of all the town has to offer including beaches and the marina, this is perfect for an autumn break in this area. Units feature a kitchenette with oven, microwave and coffee making facilities, and some have a terrace for outdoor dining and relaxing. Car and bicycle hire is available at this property, so guests can get out and explore the surrounding area while the weather is still warm enough.
Restaurants and Nightlife
An elegant and refined venue for an evening drink is the New York bar at Arguineguin. This cocktail bar features a wide range of drinks to choose from and has a relaxed, intimate atmosphere, good music playing and indoor seating or an outdoor terrace to choose from. Centrally located in Arguineguin, this is a lovely spot for a quiet post dinner drink and enjoying the clear autumn evenings.
For great value food while visiting Arguineguin, go to Reataurante Valentino. Since opening in 1990, this restaurant featuring international dishes, offers fish, seafood and meat dishes as well as a good selection of vegetarian options. There is a wide variation of wines on the wine list and is a lovely spot for dining on the terrace listening to the ocean below. This casual dining option is perfect for a light lunch or dinner when exploring the area.
The Jamonal De Mogan wine bar is situated in the old square close to the marina, and is a great place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine with friends. With indoor or outdoor seating areas and located on the street with plenty to see, this is a good place to sit and people watch while you enjoy your drink. This bar is also a deli and serves some delicious hams and cheeses, all perfectly matched with the wines. Head there for some wine tasting and meet a few other visitors in this relaxed dining venue.
Things To Do
When the wind drops in autumn, head out onto the ocean on the Yacht Karolka. Sailing along the coast of Gran Canaria from Puerto de Mogan without the sound of the engines is a magical experience the whole family will love, and who knows; you might spot some dolphins or whales cruising alongside the yacht! Lunch is vegetarian and is served in a secluded bay where guests have the opportunity to swim or snorkel with masks and fins provided. The yacht is comfortable and good value for money, with plenty of drinks available throughout the 5-hour excursion. Bring warm clothes if the weather is cooler on the day you choose to sail.
Situated approximately 8 miles inland from the nearby resort of Maspalomas is a great day out for the whole family. The Camel Safari is in the nature reserve of Fataga and features camel rides around the area that lasts for three hours and takes in the geographical and historical sites of interest around the nature reserve. With some tours including a barbecue lunch and pick-up from your Mogan hotel, visitors will see palm forests over 300 years old, papaya and mango trees as well as farm animals such as horses and donkeys.