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Arguineguin is the main commercial and residential town of the Costa Mogan. It has a busy fishing port and two beaches with the local sand. More...
Puerto Rico is the largest holiday resort on the Costa Mogan. It has a sheltered beach, two marinas and excellent facilities for water-sports and other activities. More...
Taurito, with its beach of native sand, is in a spectacularly steep-sided and narrow barranco (valley) and has an excellent lido and a recreation area. More...
It's a long way to the beach at Veneguera, but worth the journey if you don't mind driving down the long unmade road past banana and papaya plantations.
Playa del Cura, "The Priest's Beach", has a beach of dark native sand which is open to the sea and so has proper waves, unlike some of the enclosed bays.
The beach-front at Tauro is relatively undeveloped, though it does have a desalination plant providing water for the golf course just up the valley.
More recent development has taken place along the beachfront, stretching back up the valley.
The main beach here is of imported golden sand and is sheltered by a man-made breakwater; next to it there is a rocky beach which has proper waves and an old stone jetty.
The man-made "Lovers' Beach", with its imported white sand and beautiful blue water, is one of the most popular beaches in the area.
A typical Canarian small pueblo (town) in a spectacular mountainous setting, it is centred around the church of San Antonio el Chico. The Romeria de San Antonio el Chico fiesta takes place in late May or early June. More...
Patalavaca is a resort linked to Arguineguín, many of whose hotels are built on the face of the cliff below the costa road, and so one enters many of them on the top floor.
Patalavaca could be translated as "Cowleg", whether it means that or not we don't know!
Basic information and statistics for the beaches can be found on the Catálogo de Playas website produced by the Ministerio de Medio Ambiente (Ministry of the Environment).