Roque Nublo: A Gran Canaria Icon

Roque Nublo: A Gran Canaria Icon

Roque Nublo Rock stands right in the center of Gran Canaria and you can see it from across the highlands.

It's easy to get to if you rent a car. Just drive up any of the southern valleys (Arguineguin, Fataga or Mogan), and follow the signs.

Stop at the little car park on the GC 60 road between Tunte (also known as San Bartolome) and walk uphill towards the rock. The walk is steep in places but safe and takes about 15 minutes.

Once you reach the platform at the base of the rock you will have great views of the Gran Canaria's highlands. Right by the rock there's a tiny platform that is perfect for photos (though it's a bit hairy to get to).

Another option is to fork left about half way up the trail and walk around Roque Nuble through the pine forests. The trail takes an hour and gives you lots of photo ops of the rock and the west of the island.

Another good option is to head to the island's high point. Pozo de las Nieves lies east of Roque Nublo and the view takes in the whole of west and central Gran Canaria along with Teide volcano in Tenerife on the horizon.

 

Tip:

Unless you visit the Gran Canaria highlands in summer, it's always worth taking an extra layer. While it's almost always warm in the sun, the island is close to 2,000 meters high and it gets cold when the clouds roll in. We've lost count of the number of times we've seen tourists in t-shirts shivering on the hills.

 

Photography Shared by Alex Bramwell
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