The Pico de las Nieves is the second-highest peak of Gran Canaria. It is volcanic in origin, peaking at 1949 meters. Once you climb this amazing peak, you will witness a vast area covered with pine trees.
Although the Pico de las Nieves is a popular tourist destination for thousands of tourists visiting the island every year, the highest peak is actually Morro de la Agujereada, peaking at 1956 meters, and the two peaks are next to one another.
The name is translated as “the snow peaks”, which comes from the fact that there are several covered holes (“neveras” in Spanish) for keeping snow, situated in the mountains themselves. The snow is collected so the water can be used for irrigation, as well as other uses for the local population, as all of the islands in the Canary Archipelago lack fresh water.