Do you dare to look through a giant stone window? Discover the most poignant scenery on the island of Gran Canaria with me. Clue: Roque Nublo and the Canary Islands pine tree are the main features.
We take the S-90 trail and we cross the Tamadaba Natural Park, a Canary Islands pine forest and one of the greenest areas on the island of Gran Canaria. Along the trails through the pine forest, you will come across beard lichen hanging from the trees, making them look like bearded wizards. Further along the trail, we gradually discover that the entire area is surrounded by cliffs.
Along the S-82 trail, we come to the second-highest point on the island, the most iconic symbol of Gran Canaria: Roque Nublo. One of the largest natural volcanic outcrops in the world, standing at a heigth of 80 metres. From here, we can make out the silhouette of the island of Tenerife in the distance. We come across two more rock formations in this area: El Fraile and La Rana.
EL NUBLO WINDOW
To see Roque Nublo from afar, it is best to go to the area of Llanos de la Pez on the Pico de las Nieves. Trail PR GR-40 starts there and goes to the El Nublo window, also known as the Agujereada, a curious, natural stone arch that frames an incomparable landscape: Canary Islands pine forest with Roque Nublo in the background.
MAKE A NOTE OF THIS TIP/RECOMMENDATIONS
- Get up very early to go to Roque Nublo and you will be the first to enjoy it.
- Sunset from the El Nublo window is spectacular. Take a torch.