Astrotourism- The spectacular sky of The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are known for perfect climate and great beaches. But do you know where you can find the cleanest and darkest starry sky in the world?

Thanks to their climate and position, this paradise is considered to be one of the best places on the planet to enjoy astronomical tourism. In addition, the Roque de Los Muchachos observatory on La Palma is the biggest and most famous in the world with already well known "Gran Telescopio de Canarias". Due to its exceptional conditions, the Canarian sky is protected as a patrimony by the Law of Protection of the Atmospheric Quality of the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands.

The Starlight Foundation, which is dedicated to certifying astro touristic destinations adapted for visitors, has recommended Tenerife (El Teide, Granadilla de Abona) and La Palma as "Starlight Tourist Destination".
To discover the beauty of the night sky, have a look at the list of the best astronomical viewpoints in these two islands. If you are a hiking lover, you can observe the sky from the mountain top, and there are many places to choose from.

Stargazing is not only fun, but also has an educational value. In the Canary Islands you can find organizations which propose excursions and activities all year long. With a specialist by your side, you'll take advantage of the universe around us. Discover the passion for star tourism!

If you are planning your holidays in Canary Islands, do not forget to put this unique experience on your agenda.

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