Wild Swimming Video of the Month – The Sea Caves of Puerto de Mogan, Gran Canaria

This is a wonderful location, combining a handsome port nicknamed ‘Little Venice’, with a small and attractive beach resort.

You can swim from the beach to the hotel opposite, where you can dive from the steps or swim to the neighboring resort of Taurito beneath the cliffs. Sea races are held between these resorts and no one will find it at all strange when you set off swimming. 

Along the way you will discover caves to explore, both large and small, with one of particular interest. Swim along until you find a do-nut shaped rock about six feet underwater. If you come to the caves first you will have missed it, so head back and try again.

We had great fun diving down and swimming back up through the rock circle, that is, until a Spanish swimmer pointed out that if you climb out onto the rocks and walk to the cliff there is a circular plunge pool with two underwater exits. The easier of the two heads away from the beach through a long underwater tunnel.  Once you plunge into the pool there is no way out other than by swimming underwater through the cave.

Please note that these activities are for experienced swimmers only. The view from the dark tunnel out to the bright blue sea is addictive and you will want to do it over and over again!

Swimming activities here vary with the tide; jumping from the bridge (which joins the port to the beach); diving from a detached part of the sea wall; snorkeling (I saw a ray), and even a ship wreck.

For the less adventurous members of the family, a trip on the yellow submarine will provide a voyage to be remembered. Enjoy!

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