Once a small fishing village in southwest Gran Canaria, the harbor has been transformed into a pretty marina complete with quayside bars and restaurants like La Caracola. Rather flatteringly known as "The Venice of Gran Canaria" due to a couple of water channels running past the sandy beach, Puerto de Mogán nevertheless provides a enjoyable day out, strolling around the gleaming yachts and motor cruisers and lunching lazily on fresh seafood. Despite tourism development, the character of the old village has been retained, as most of the new buildings are no more than two storeys high.