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Stargazing tour La Palma

Learn the secrets of the night at 1341 meters above sea level

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Stargazing tour La Palma tour information

location_onLa Palma
timer 1 day
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Starts

From the Astronomical Viewpoint of Llano del Jable at 9:00 p.m.

Ends

To the Astronomical Viewpoint of Llano del Jable at 11:00 p.m.

Included

  • Stargazing experience during 90 minutes
  • Starlight Guide
  • Use of professional telescopes CELESTRON 800 XLT

Not included

  • Dinner

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The astronomical tour is a simple and easy to understand activity for all astrotourism lovers. No previous knowledge of astrology is required.

If you pick up the extra Transport to and from your accommodation, pick-up will take place between 20:00 and 20:30 in the main hotels on La Palma:

Fuencaliente - Hotel Princess: 20:00h
Los Cancajos - Hotel Taburiente (BUS Stop): 20:15h
Puerto Naos - Hotel Sol: 20:30h
*If you are not staying at one of these hotels, we will indicate a nearby meeting point for collection.
The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
SAFE ADVENTURE ‚Äď Covid 19
This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation policy


Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 24 hours before the start of the tour, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no show, no refunds will be made.
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What is it about the sky of La Palma that makes it perfect for stargazing?

Isla Bonita will welcome you among its incredible landscapes, imposing volcanoes, and deep forests. But above all, among its star-filled skies. In 2012 the island of La Palma received the recognition of Starlight Tourist Destination, thus becoming the first Starlight Reserve in the world. How could this not be one of the favourite destinations for astrotourists?

In this night tour we take you to the Astronomical Viewpoint of Llano del Jable. Prepare some warmth, and climb with us to 1341 meters above sea level, tonight you will discover the sky of La Palma by the hand of our team of professional guides Starlight.

Are you ready to dive into a sea of clouds under an ocean of stars? Keep reading and get to know all the details of this experience:

Tour itinerary

todayStargazing tour La Palma

Level: Amateur Duration: 90 minutes Location: Viewpoint Llanos del Jable
access_time8 : 00 PM
Pick-up at your accommodation

The astronomical tour is a simple and easy to understand activity for all astrotourism lovers. Tonight we will be amateurs sharing the same hobby: observing the stars on La Palma. If you select the extra Transport from and to your accommodation, the activity will start with the pick up at your hotel. The private transport will start its tour outside the main hotels on La Palma at 8:00 p.m.

private minibus transport passengers astronomical tour La Palma
access_time8 : 30 PM
Viewpoint Llano del Jable

Once the whole group is reunited, around 8:30 p.m. we will go to the Astronomical Viewpoint of Llano del Jable. If you have not included the extra pick-up point in your booking, this is where we will meet. And now that we're all here, let's start! The Viewpoint is located in the village of El Paso, at an altitude of 1341 meters. From there, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Aridane Valley.

view point Llano del Jable stargazing La Palma
access_time9 : 00 PM
Stargazing experience

The Llano del Jable represents a special place for night-time observation of the sky. The clouds stay below 1300 meters, covering the already low light pollution of the valley. So from there you will contemplate a wonderful starry sky over a sea of clouds.

stargazin La Palma Llano del Jable
North Star

This viewpoint has an indicator pole that points to the North Star. Thanks to our different CELESTRON 800 XLT telescopes and the team of Starlight Guides that will accompany us, you will discover the sky of La Palma and all its secrets. Including a unique moment in the open air in your travel plans.

North Star indicator Llano del Jable

The skies in La Palma are clear and with very little light pollution so you will find yourself in front of a totally dark sky. The idyllic setting to see the stars in Spain. Visible planets, galaxies, nebulae and star clusters among others. Always from an amateur point of view and in a very simple and pleasant way for you to enjoy this astronomical tour.

starry sky La Palma stargazing tour
access_time11 : 00 PM
End of Stargazing

After making the most of these 90 minutes of astronomical observation, we will also have time to take some night photographs. 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. Will you ever look at the sky in the same way?

starry sky La Palma stargazing tour

What to bring to Stargazing tour La Palma

The Canary Islands are known for having a pleasantly warm climate most of the year. But we must not forget that the stargazing on La Palma will be done in the open air and at an altitude of more than 1000 meters. So it is important that you come with warm clothes. We also recommend you to bring:
  • ID card or passport
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Water
  • Warm clothing

Where does the tour Stargazing tour La Palma start

Astronomical Viewpoint of Llano del Jable If you are coming from Santa Cruz de La Palma, take the LP-3 road towards El Paso. After the La Cumbre tunnel you will see a sign indicating Mirador Astronómico. Take the exit and continue on the LP-301 mountain road for about 6 km until you reach the viewpoint. If you are coming from Los Llanos de Aridane, take the LP-3 road towards Santa Cruz de La Palma. After passing the Caldera de Taburiente Visitor Centre, you will find a detour indicating "Zonas Recreativas - El Pilar". Then follow the mountain road LP-301 for about 6 km and you will reach the viewpoint.

Stargazing tour La Palma tour reviews with Howlanders

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Sanne Nielsen · 10 de febrero de 2020
I have been with Benjamin as tourguide and Carlos Andres as our bus driver for a week in February 2020 and everything was just perfectly arranged. I will be back again for sure. Thank you for a great experiences.

Questions & Answers

I'm staying in Los Cangajos, where will the minibus pick me up?
If you are staying in Los Cangajos, the meeting point will be the closest bus stop to the only pharmacy in this area of La Palma. It will take you no more than 5 minutes to get there on foot from your hotel! All the hotels, (like the Hotel H10 Taburiente Playa, Hacienda San Jorge or Las Olas among others) are at this distance from the bus stop.

I am staying in Puerto Naos, what is the meeting point with the minibus in this area of La Palma?
If your accommodation is in Puerto Naos, we will pick you up at the bus stop of the Hotel Sol. You will find the bus stop on the main road, only 3 minutes walk from the hotel. Another meeting point you will have in this area will be the entry roundabout to Puerto Naos.

I'm staying in Fuencaliente at the Princess Hotel. What's my meeting point with the minibus?
If you are staying at the Hotel Teneguía Princess, we will pick you up at the same bus stop in front of the same hotel.

My accommodation is not on the pick-up route, where will be my meeting point with the minibus?
If you are not staying in these areas of the island, or in any of the hotels, please contact us at hello@howlanders.com and we will indicate a nearby meeting point for your pick-up. Remember that to include the pick-up service you have to add the extra Transport from and to your accommodation in your reservation.

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