Stargazing on La Palma Island is one of the finest astronomical experiences possible you can do in this island. The Milky Way is MAGNIFICENT, crystal-clear dark skies, La Palma has become an astronomy hotspot.
This astronomical tour is simple and easy, even if you have not previous knoledge of astronomy. Tonight we will be amateurs sharing the same hobby: looking at the stars on La Palma.
Why is so good stargazing in La Palma ?
Due to a very restrictive lighting policy in the all island, outdoor lights on La Palma are well shielded and the nighttime sky still looks how it should: dark and full of stars. For the real show you have to leave the coastline and drive up to the mountains to one of the many astronomical view points that we have in La Palma.
We will pick you up in some of the most populars hotel in the island like: Hotel H10 Taburiente or Hacienda San Jorge all in Los Cancajos. Hotel Sol in Puerto Naos or even in Hotel Princess in Fuencaliente.
If your accomodation is in a different place to the above get in touch with us and we will let you know where and at what time we will pick you up.
You can also drive up to the chossen view point with your own car, it´s cheaper to do so. We will send you the location of this view point.
La Palma’s skies are every bit as pure. Great efforts are made to keep light pollution low and preserve its dark skies In 1988, a Sky Law was passed to safeguard the quality of the night sky against air and light pollution for the sake of astrophysical research. In 2012, La Palma became the world’s first Starlight Reserve, lights are typically orange, not white, to prevent glare. Most streetlights face downwards for similar reasons and many other reason are a prove to it.
After making the most of these 90 minutes of astronomical observation, we will also have time to take some night photos. You will pose with the stars of La Palma in the background helped by our guides. After the observation, we will return to the comfort of our hotels in our private transport.
Do not forget to bring very good clothing for the night, it´s very cold up there.
Our recomendation for you is to bring for any tour good hiking or sport clothes and shoes with a good profile. It´s also a good idea to bring sun protection and a cup. Good warm jacket in winter and something against the rain, just in case!.
Do not forget ALWAYS to bring for the hikes water and food, as much as you need.