02 Feb 2012

Arguineguin market in Mogan - south of Gran Canaria

Published in Living in Gran Canaria
[gallery link="file" columns="4"] Every Tuesday morning a large and colourful market is held in the former fishermen’s village Arguineguin. Besides a variety of products manufactured and grown on the island (aloe vera, mangos, cacti fruits, potatoes, the famous “mojo” sauces etc.), one can also find cheap clothes, second – hand goods, everyday objects, watches, sun glasses, African handicraft and a lot more. Basically everything you can expect of such a diverse market place. The market area is situated just at the entrance to the town, only meters away from the first big roundabout when coming from Maspalomas. The bright sun and the restaurants surrounding the market are the reasons for all the happy people there. A soft breeze carries the scent of the sea, which can be seen sparkling behind the market stands. Street musicians and artists entertain the visitors. Dozens of different languages can be heard in the alleys and streets. The market has become a must see not only for tourists from all over the world, but for the locals too. Around noon the market place starts to fill with visitors. After we satisfied our curiosity and desire to buy, a walk along the sea front of Aguineguin presents itself to be the perfect option. The warm air and the crystal clear water of the Atlantic Ocean give us a wonderful idea: swimming in the sea. It’s in the middle of January but everything seems to be different here. Gran Canary has everything one can wish for. One just feels comfortable here…even on a very normal Tuesday in the middle of January.