For a long time we wanted to share here how to get to the Ventana del Nublo (Window of Nublo). It is a tourist attraction started by the locals, but now many visitors want to discover it. The trail to the Ventana del Nublo is very short and is done in less than 15 minutes on foot from the Viewpoint Pico de Las Nieves. In the next lines we will give you all the tips for your visit: where to park, track of the route on foot, etc. Keep reading so you don’t miss it!
How to get to the Ventana del Nublo
The first thing you have to do is take your car to go to the Viewpoint – Mirador del Pico de Los Pozos de Las Nieves. You can park right there. Once at the viewpoint, follow the path in the direction of the road, looking towards the Roque Nublo (not the staircase that ascends). In short, it is as if you had to skirt the Viewpoint and then descend a few meters.
Then look for the most marked path, since it is not signposted and follow it until you reach the ice cream-shaped rock that we show you below.
After this great rock, continue descending until you reach the Window (it is the rock that we see to the right of the ice cream). It is unmistakable, since it has two small lateral holes and a central one (the Window). The view from here to Tunte town and Roque Nublo are awesome.
Anyway, the perfect photo of Roque Nublo in La Ventana is done from the other side. Right where is the circular hole of the mountain that we show you below. Don’t worry, it’s not a great hike, just a few steps away you have your Instagram photo.
Track of the route and the perfect Instagram picture
You can make the perfect photo of the Roque Nublo inside the “Window” a few meters under the hole in the rocks that we show below. Next to a pine. Ideally, you should come on a clear day so that you can see well all the views and even Tenerife. There is also a spectacular sunset from here, we will return without a doubt!
Below we leave you the track to get to the Nublo Window on foot from the viewpoint Pico de Las Nieves.
You can combine this trail with the visit to the Roque Nublo rock as both tourist sites are nearby. That is, around 15 minutes drive. Then you have the trail of about 30 minutes in order that you can touch the Roque Nublo with your own hands.
Tips for the route
- You have to wear proper shoes
- Wear warm clothes if you are going to see the sunset or during winter months. Sometimes it is even cold during the summer.
- Do not leave anything of value in the car, much less in the sight of others
- Bring a headlamp if you are going to see the sunset for the return, you will need to have your hands free in case you slip
- Come in a clear day, that is, without fog, clouds or haze. Otherwise you will not see Roque Nublo, nor El Teide.
Lastly, we do not recommend coming here with children as it is not an official path or trail. However, since the trail is short, you can check yourself for safety while the others wait at the start of the trail. Be careful family!
Video of the route to the Ventana del Nublo
Below we leave you with a short video about this magic place. Remember that you can activate the English subtitles! Enjoy!
Finally, we invite you to have a look at our guides section. Find the one which is more suitable for yo. It is time to discover the real Gran Canaria on your own!