Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, is a privileged place for stargazing thanks to its stable climate and the quality of its skies. From its peak, Mount Teide, it is possible to enjoy a clear, clean sky, making it one of the best places in the world to observe the firmament.
Here are some of the best stargazing routes around Tenerife:
The Teide Observatory is the best place for stargazing in Tenerife. It is located at the summit, at an altitude of 2,390 metres above sea level.
From here, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the night sky and observe the stars through the telescopes available, or if you wish, you can bring your own.
If you are a stargazing enthusiast, you cannot miss this appointment: it is one of the most special official stargazing spots in the world.
Teide National Park
The Teide National Park is a privileged spot, as you can enjoy stargazing in the middle of nature on its various hiking routes. There are also numerous viewpoints distributed throughout the park for this beautiful activity.
If you don’t want to climb up to the observatory at the top, given the effort involved, the night sky is a spectacle not to be missed from various points in the park.
Viewpoint of Sámara
The Sámara Viewpoint in Guía de Isora offers breathtaking views of the night sky at an altitude ranging from 1800 to 2000 meters above sea level.
Viewpoints in Guía de Isora
Guía de Isora has several viewpoints in the midlands that offer spectacular views that make it possible to observe the sky with clarity. An example of these is the Chirche viewpoint, located at an altitude of 800m.
From the coast of Guía de Isora
The coast of Guía de Isora is also a spectacular place to enjoy the night sky. The location of Guía de Isora on the southwest coast of Tenerife gives you a privileged view of the night sky and the stars. Light pollution is minimal in this area, which allows a clear view of the firmament and the stars. In addition, the location close to the equator also allows you to see constellations and celestial bodies that are not visible in other parts of the world. In addition, the combination of the star-filled night sky with the gentle sound of the waves of the sea creates a magical and relaxing atmosphere.
This certification accredits certain points as ideal for stargazing at an international level, due to the low light pollution at night and a clean, pollution-free sky, among other factors that are also taken into account such as altitude and geolocation.
What is remarkable is that the Teide and the Cumbres de Tenerife have this certification and are therefore classified as very privileged for carrying out this very special activity.
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An important detail is that at the Teide observatory, which is administered by Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics, you can request a guided tour and thus live the experience of getting to know the equipment up close and how stargazing works on a scientific level.