Across the "barranco" the beach of imported golden sand is sheltered from the ocean by a rocky breakwater, providing calm water for swimming. Restaurants and shops with apartments above them line the promenade and extend up the valley from the beach.
This more recent development, on an area that less than twenty years ago was a plant nursery and home to locals, also includes four and five star hotels and contrasts with Cañada de los Gatos, the site of a Guanche settlement dating back to before Spain colonised the Canary Islands. You can buy a multi-use ticket to visit the archaelogical site and learn about the early history of Playa de Mogán.
The bars and resatuarants along the promenade are a great place to relax with a beer or coffee at the end of the day and watch the sunset over the resort and the cliffs.