Celestial leisure: stargazing in Tenerife

Did you know that Tenerife’s mountain peaks and the Teide have been awarded Starlight certification as privileged spots for stargazing? And this comes as no surprise! For years now, visitors have been flocking from all corners of the globe to witness a magical spectacle from the island’s highest peaks: observing the constellations, planets and satellites like they’ve never been seen before.

Mount Guajara and the vantage points of Teide National Park are just a few of the locations recommended for observing the celestial sight and breathtaking volcanic landscape under the moonlight.

An ideal place that has been able to make the most of its major attractions

The climate of Tenerife, the air quality, the island’s geographical location and an absence of light pollution make this corner of the globe an ideal spot for observing the universe almost all year round, and the people of Tenerife have been making the most of this. In fact, visitors can now take a self-guided tour, encompassing seven stops with information boards, through Teide National Park to discover the island’s privileged relationship with the stars and planets.

And this isn’t the only attraction for astrophysics fans: the Teide Observatory, 2,400 metres above sea level, offers visitors guided tours and the chance to look behind the scenes at the facilities and discover the scientists’ daily work.

In Tenerife, stargazing enthusiasts will find a wealth of leisure activities involving astronomy; how could the island not be awarded Starlight certification as a tourist destination?