The Dunes of Maspalomas is a natural reserve park and a highlight of the island of Gran Canaria. Park the car at the parking lot, and head to the hotel Riu. Pass through its passage down to the viewpoint of the Dunes. The best time to visit is the evening. Before sunset. The dunes are picturesque. The dunes are only 20km far from the villa.
Roque Nublo is 1 hour drive inland. It is a curvy road as you are climbing up to one of the highest points of the island. At the hight of 1.813 metres There lies this massive rock of a very of a strange shape. The views from Roque Nublo are absolutely spectacular. Park the car at the parking lot by the main road and continue with an easy hike of some 30 minutes to reach the top. You can drive to Roque Nublo two ways:
This is a shorter way. However, the Mogan Road is a bit more curvy. Most of the road is nature. You will pass by one of the best restaurants on the island while taking this road. Restaurante Valle de Mogan.
The road through Maspalomas / Fataga and San Bartolomé may be a bit more longer, but it is less curvy with some more interesting spots to stop. The first one would be a view point over Maspalomas and the Fataga Valley. Before reaching Fataga, you can stop at Aloe Vera Farm, where you can buy some local natural and very high quality cosmetic products. In Fataga there is a great place to stop for a lunch. Restaurante El Albaricoque – local cuisine with some spectacular views. San Bartolomé is also a very lovely old Canarian town with some beautiful views.
Puerto de Mogán was an old fishing village, which is now a vibrant touristic town with marina in its heart and some beautiful houses around. This little town has a very romantic ambient with always blooming flowers climbing up the buildings and the seawater canals. There are a few spots you should visit when being here.