If you want to spend a peaceful day and enjoy having a swim in a natural salt water pool, you shouldn’t miss the two natural pools of Roque Prieto. This corner in located in the north of Gran Canaria.
Thanks to its shallow areas and others up to three metres deep, this enclave is ideal for disconnecting if you want to escape the crowds and annoying urban noise.
Due to its remote location, you won’t be able to enjoy certain services, but this magical place compensates this with quiet water that regularly renews the saltwater in its pools.
Thanks to its crystal-clear waters you can see the rocky seabed clear. This enclave, located next to large plantations of the famous Canary Island banana tree, is the perfect place for lovers of natural swimmingpools in Gran Canaria.
How to get to the Roque Prieto natural swimmingpools
These natural pools are located in the north coast of Gran Canaria, specifically next to Punta de Guanarteme in the municipality of Santa María de Guía.
Unfortunately, as it’s in a remote location, it’s only accessible by car, as there are no public transport lines nearby.
To get there, take the GC-2 road from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and take the GC-295 road at exit 22 (Guía, La Atalaya, Artenara).
Then take the first exit at the roundabout (La Atalaya, Becerril) until you reach the village of La Atalaya.
Then go towards the church and the square and continue towards the football field to join the GC-294 road, which leads directly to the destination.
- Don’t leave waste of any kind in the area, including cigarette butts. Food waste helps the proliferation of rodents and feral cats.
- Don’t throw objects or waste of any kind into the water.
- Respect the animals, don’t bother or feed them. If you see an injured animal, call the 112 emergency telephone number or the responsible organization.
- Don’t remove flowers or plants from the environment.
- Don’t pick up or take stones or any other element from the natural environment.
- Use sunscreens that respect the marine environment.
- Don’t disturb the tranquillity of the environment with excessive noise or disturbing activities.
- Pets are prohibited in many of the natural swimmingpools, beaches and bays.
Where to stay to enjoy the pools of Roque Prieto
As they’re located on the northern coast of Gran Canaria, the ideal place to stay is on the north side of the island. If you’re looking for a place where you could totally relax after a day at the beach, that would be the Acuario Lifestyle hotel.
Here you can not only disconnect from the world in the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, but you can also enjoy all the leisure and entertainment options offered by a multicultural city that’s open to everyone.
What could be better than shopping, visiting museums, strolling through alleys full of history and monuments, strolling along one of the best urban beaches in the world or watching cultural shows after spending a relaxing day at the natural pools of Roque Prieto?