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GRAN CANARIA: ROQUE NUBLO

Thursday, March 16, 2017

· Drop the Tent,March,Gran Canaria

Currently, I am writing from Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands while in a boat. Yes, you heard me; I am in a boat. One of the three accommodations I chose to stay in for two days of my seven-day journey is on a simple, classical boat centrally located on a marina in Las Palmas. The cabin I am in has two twin-sized beds below deck. It is a small space, but quite cozy. I absolutely love this boat, with it slightly rocking and waves crashing against the sides while I sleep. It is just a one-of-a-kind way to travel.

Enough about where I’m staying though. The reason I have not been writing lately is because I have been planning for this trip. I have (and had) all sorts of activities planned from hiking to snorkeling to a catamaran tour. My first activity though has blown me away thus far. It was a six-hour trek to Roque. Nublo.

Roque Nublo is a volcanic rock on the island and was formed by a volcanic eruption. The tour I booked took us to this location and the hiking paths around. At first, it was chilly and foggy. It felt like you were going to fall off the edge of the world with how foggy it was. However, it was still beautiful.

Twenty minutes after arriving to Roque Nublo it began to clear up. Once the clouds began to dissipate, the view was breathtaking. You could see al the way to the coast from this second highest peak on the island. The experience got even better once the sun decided to shine.

The group I toured with consisted of six people, ranging in age. This tour is great for anyone, whether you are a young adult or on the older side. The hike is just right. Not only this, but the tour guide tailors the hike to the group. Our tour guide was super informative and engaging.

Our trek continued down some more lush paths before we ended up back at the van. It was a fun, easy hike.

All in all, it was a breathtaking, energizing day. The views and scenery were spectacular. I loved every moment and highly suggest this attraction to anyone who visits Gran Canaria.

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