Ventana del Nublo (Nublo Window) is a natural arch in Parque Rural del Nublo in Gran Canaria, through which you can see Roque Nublo and its stunning surroundings.  

In 30 minutes, you can hike to this viewpoint from the Bailico camping area, just off the GC-600 road. This trail is easy-to-follow and well-signed.

If you’re craving a longer hike, you can visit the Nublo Window on the Cruz Grande to Pico de las Nieves hike.

It’s worth noting that there’s also another natural arch, called the Gañifa window, near Pico de las Nieves, which is also referred to as the El Nublo Window.


Ventana del Nublo Viewpoint Hike

Ventana del Nublo, Gran Canaria

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Nublo Window Trail Map


Where to Start the Ventana del Nublo Hike


Área Recreativa de Bailico

Bailico is an outdoor recreation area off of the GC-600 road between Llanos de la Pez (recreation area) and Mirador Presa de Los Hornos (viewpoint) in Central Gran Canaria. 

This is the fastest ascent route to Ventana del Nublo.

When we visited, the Bailico recreation area was fenced-off, but you could still park at the trailhead.

It’s easy to miss the turn-off to the somewhat hidden Bailico parking area. 

Exact Location of Turn-Off: Google Maps

If you’re driving from Llanos de la Pez in the direction of Mirador Presa de Los Hornos and La Goleta, keep your eyes out for a dirt road on the left-side. Follow this road for about 200 meters to the trailhead. 

The trailhead is marked with a large Camino de Santiago sign, a Parque Rural del Nublo Sign indicating that motorcycles, bicycles, and trash are prohibited in the park, and a S-50 trail sign.


Cruz Grande

You can also visit the Ventana del Nublo viewpoint along the Cruz Grande to Pico de las Nieves trail. 

This is a gorgeous 15.2 km out-and-back hike which takes about 6 hours to complete. 

You can find all the details in our Pico de las Nieves Hiking Guide.



Bailico to Ventana del Nublo Trail Description


Bailico Camping Area to Degollada de Los Hornos (13 minutes)

Bailico Camping Area to Degollada de Los Hornos Trail, Gran Canaria

Follow Trail S-50 in the direction of Cruz Grande and Tunte. 

At first, you’ll walk along a wide and shady forest trail, rimmed with silvery yellow broom (Teline microphylla). 

After five minutes, the trail, now cobbled, ascends gently. Views open up to a volcanic landscape, studded with canary pine. 

You’ll spot Roque Nublo before arriving at the Degollada de los Hornos trail junction. 


Degollada de Los Hornos to Ventana del Nublo (13 minutes)

Degollada de Los Hornos to Ventana del Nublo Trail, Gran Canaria

Follow the sign to Ventana del Nublo, 1 km. 

The forest path descends to another signed intersection. 

Here, you’ll turn right to Ventana de Nublo, now signed .2 km. 

An undulating path weaves through pines and emerges on a rocky plateau, scattered with volcanic rock. 

Walk to the natural arch and enjoy the framed view of Roque Nublo.

Ventana del Nublo arch, Gran Canaria

Ventana del Nublo to Bailico

Ventana del Nublo, Gran Canaria

Return to Bailico along the same trail. 

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Where to Stay near Ventana del Nublo


Cruz de Tejeda 

Cruz de Tejeda (1514 m) is a small hamlet situated on the crossroads of GC-150 and GC-15, high above the town center of Tejeda. Cruz de Tejeda serves as a viewpoint, pit stop, and trailhead.

Multiple hiking trails start here, including the Cuevas del Caballero Caves hike, Cruz de Tejeda to La Culata Circuit, and the hike to Tejeda. With its advantageous location and close proximity to other trailheads (Degollada de Becerra, Llano de la Pez, Degollada de la Goleta, and even Cruz Grande), Cruz de Tejeda is an ideal base for hiking. 

Luxury | Parador de Cruz de Tejeda is an iconic mountainside hotel overlooking the Tejeda basin. Stay here for the sweeping views of the Tejeda basin and the comfortable rooms with balconies. The cherry on top is the on-site spa and the infinity pool spilling out towards the caldera. If you stay here, make a reservation for the spa in advance. 


Tejeda 

Situated on the eastern edge of the caldera de Tejeda (volcanic crater of Tejeda), the white-washed town of Tejeda (1050 m) is arguably the most beautiful town on the island. The town center is home to a famous bakery, Dulcería Nublo, an artisan gelateria, Heladería LaLexe, the upscale canary restaurant and brewery Texeda, as well as a number of other eateries. 

Midrange | Hotel Rural Fonda De La Tea is a welcoming bed and breakfast in the town center of Tejeda. Guests love the mountain views, the friendly service, overall cleanlieness, and the private terrace. 

Budget-Midrange | Vivienda Vacacional La Portada is a top-rated, spotless apartment in the heart of Tejeda with a well-equipped kitchen and terrace facing Roque Nublo and Roque Bentayga. 

Look for accommodation in Tejeda.


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