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Our first time to the Canaries, and the last thing we wanted was a big resort with lots of nightclubs. Puerto de Mogan was the perfect choice, and the apartments were excellent, with plenty of room for the two of us, including a really big balcony, with table and chairs and sunbeds.
We booked self-catering, so can't comment on the food. The kitchen is simply but adequately equipped to cater for 4, but if you want a sharp cooking knife, take your own! Teatowels, washing up liquid and sponge are provided, but no other basics. The supermarket across the road has pretty much evrything you need, but a fairly limited selection of fresh fruit and vegetables the selection at the Spar in the centre is much better you have to pay for carrier bags at both. It's only a 10-minute walk into the centre, along a broad pedestrian avenue.
All the staff at the apartments were very friendly and helpful. Our balcony overlooked the main pool, which was never crowded, with plenty of sunbeds in a choice of sunny or shady spots. That was the pool with the children's paddling pool, but as it was outside school holidays, most of the children were under five so it wasn't noisy. There was a good mix of nationalities, including Spanish, French, German, Dutch and Scandinavian as well as English, Welsh and Irish.
Our rep, Andrew, was very good and had lots of information (despite the fact that he'd only been there for a few weeks after transferring from one of the other islands) - many thanks to him for his excursion/restaurant recommendations. The dolphin excursion is well worth it - we were lucky enough also to see a small whale! And the day-long tour into the interior of the island was great fun it was interesting to see something other than the big tourist resorts (the town of Terror is very pretty - and not crowded).
The weather was fantastic - in the high 20s the whole time, making it an ideal destination at this time of year. The harbour area was very pretty, with all its white-painted buildings and waterways - it's also a working fishing port (so the fish in the restaurants probably hasn't travelled more than a few metres from boat to plate). The market on Friday is OK, but many of the stalls sell pretty much the same selection of tourist stuff: leather belts, bags, wallets etc. Only a couple of vegetable stalls, a small number of stalls selling locally made crafts and pottery and several selling Aloe Vera products, at a wide range of prices.
We'll be back!
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