|Every visit to the Roque de Los Muchachos is different.|
The clouds are never the same!
Of course, on many days there is not a cloud in the sky.
One day there may be high cloud difusing the light of the sun and occasionally coming down to cover the roque and all views. Other days you will be above the cloud and you can only see the tips of the mountains, perhaps the neighbouring islands of Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro.
Sometimes the island will be surrounded in a low cloud layer far below and as far as the eye can see, whilst the island itself is cloudless and baking in the sun.
Sometimes (mainly in winter) the Caldera will be a seething mass of apparently boiling clouds, sometimes bubbling over and spilling down over the sides. The sky above a rich deep blue.
The Roque is reacheable via Santa Cruz in the east or Puntagorda in the North west. The roads are good (tarmac), steep and with many, many, many, many bends and twists and turns. There is a small car park at the very top.
Even in summer the temperatures at 2426 meters can be very cold and there is often a cold wind (bitterly cold in winter). If you only wear shorts and T-shirt your visit will probably be very short! which would be a shame because the views are outstanding (weather permitting)
If there is snow on the top please do not try to drive up in your hire car. The roads are too slippery and you may well slide off the road. The car insurance may not cover any recovery costs and damage becuase you took an avoidable risk.