Stargazing Tour La Palma
Santa Cruz, bus stop line 2 > 19.45h
Los Cancajos, Isla Bonita Tours officce > 20.00h
This tour will finish around 22.30h
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.
Embark on a captivating and educational journey, the nocturnal astronomical observation in La Palma. This excursion is not just a delight for stargazing enthusiasts but also an unparalleled family activity. With the expertise of our passionate Starlight guides, you will be led through the mysteries of the cosmos from some of the island’s most prominent astronomical viewpoints.
On each observation night in La Palma, we carefully select the optimal location for our “astronomical tour.” On clear nights, we gather in the lush gardens of Finca La Principal, 400 meters above sea level. Surrounded by beautiful orchids under a starlit sky, you will immerse yourself in a celestial odyssey. For nights veiled in clouds, we head to Mirador de La Venta, situated at 1,300 meters above sea level, where the clouds lie literally beneath your feet, providing an incredibly clear sky for our observations.
Our astronomical viewpoints are specially designed for stellar observation, equipped with detailed informational panels and powerful telescopes from the CELESTRON 800 XLT series. Guided by experts, you will explore La Palma’s skies and unravel its best-kept secrets. From bright planets to distant galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters, our universe will unfold before your eyes in a simple yet captivating manner.
The purity of La Palma’s skies, with minimal light pollution, offers you the chance to delve into the vastness of space. Envision observing Jupiter and its moons or exploring the Orion Nebula, all from the comfort of your viewing point. Our approach, friendly and accessible, allows you to marvel at these astronomical wonders without prior knowledge.
After fully embracing these 90 minutes of celestial fascination, you will have time to ask questions and contemplate beneath the starlit canopy. When this unique experience concludes, we kindly ask you to return home safely, carrying memories that will last a lifetime.
Enjoy the cosmos like never before on the magical island of La Palma!
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.
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.