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A BRIEF HISTORY OF MOGAN
The "modern" fishing village of Playa de Mogán has a history of almost 200 years years, when fishermen settled, attracted by the richness of the local waters. 

The Valley of Mogán, however, has a history dating back to prehistoric times.  Various archeological sites in the valley have been discovered and "renovated" which prove that the it has been occupied for thousands of years.

It may have been the climate that has attracted people for centuries to this particular place.  It is said that it has the world’s best climate; it is rarely too hot or too cold with a daytime temperature normally between 25º & 35º all year round and we have, on average more than 320 days of sunshine every year. No wonder that visitors fall in love with this place and return year after year!

Construction of Puerto de Mogan commenced in 1981 and it developed into probably the prettiest harbour in the Canaries. 

The story of Puerto de Mogán starts with its creator, the late artist Rafael Neville, who moved to Mogán in the mid 60’s. Rafael Neville Rubio-Argüelles, Fifth Count of Berlanga was a Spanish nobelman, born in Málaga in 1926. He died at the age of 70 in his beloved Sardinia in Italy. His father Edgar Neville was a famous film producer. His first development projects were on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain. Afterwards he moved to Sardinia in Italy, where he developed the small but very charming Port Rafael. On the façade of the old City hall, the former house of Rafael Neville, you can still read his motto that inspired his work:

He dedicated the tiny church in Port Rafael to Saint Rita, Patron Saint of lost causes, who showed during her life that it is possible for our dreams to be merely delayed, but not necessarily denied. He brought Saint Rita, his family’s Patron Saint, with him all the way to realize his final dream: Puerto de Mogán.

There is a shrine to Saint Rita in the small square in front of the Hotel Venecia.

In 1980 his dream started to become reality and construction of the first phase of the harbour started in 1983. The second and final phase was completed 5 years later.

Playa de Mogán once just a small isolated fishing village, is as we see it today because one man dared to dream the impossible.

Now every visitor to Mogán can live his dream....
The "modern" fishing village of Playa de Mogán has a history of almost 200 years years, when fishermen settled, attracted by the richness of the local waters. 

The Valley of Mogán, however, has a history dating back to prehistoric times.  Various archeological sites in the valley have been discovered and "renovated" which prove that the it has been occupied for thousands of years.

It may have been the climate that has attracted people for centuries to this particular place.  It is said that it has the world’s best climate; it is rarely too hot or too cold with a daytime temperature normally between 25º & 35º all year round and we have, on average more than 320 days of sunshine every year. No wonder that visitors fall in love with this place and return year after year!

Construction of Puerto de Mogan commenced in 1981 and it developed into probably the prettiest harbour in the Canaries. 

The story of Puerto de Mogán starts with its creator, the late artist Rafael Neville, who moved to Mogán in the mid 60’s. Rafael Neville Rubio-Argüelles, Fifth Count of Berlanga was a Spanish nobelman, born in Málaga in 1926. He died at the age of 70 in his beloved Sardinia in Italy. His father Edgar Neville was a famous film producer. His first development projects were on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain. Afterwards he moved to Sardinia in Italy, where he developed the small but very charming Port Rafael. On the façade of the old City hall, the former house of Rafael Neville, you can still read his motto that inspired his work:

He dedicated the tiny church in Port Rafael to Saint Rita, Patron Saint of lost causes, who showed during her life that it is possible for our dreams to be merely delayed, but not necessarily denied. He brought Saint Rita, his family’s Patron Saint, with him all the way to realize his final dream: Puerto de Mogán.

There is a shrine to Saint Rita in the small square in front of the Hotel Venecia.

In 1980 his dream started to become reality and construction of the first phase of the harbour started in 1983. The second and final phase was completed 5 years later.

Playa de Mogán once just a small isolated fishing village, is as we see it today because one man dared to dream the impossible.

Now every visitor to Mogán can live his dream.