Can you imagine being able to travel to a place where you could enjoy an amazing sky, as well as fantastic landscapes and an exceptional natural beauty? Well, this is just what you will find in La Palma, the "beautiful island" of the Canary Islands.
The Starlight Reserve rating is an international-level initiative promoted by UNESCO, with the same prestige as a World Heritage site, intended to recognise those places where you can appreciate an incredible night sky. In fact, UNESCO considers that glimpsing the unspoiled night sky in all its splendor is not only a delight for the senses, but also a human right, both from the point of view of scientific progress as well as cultural and environmental aspects.
The best alternative to make the most of the time on the island is to use the services of car rental in La Palma. In this way, tourists and visitors will gain freedom and mobility around the island, and can visit all the points of interest at their own pace.
One of the obligatory stops for stargazers is the Astrophysical Observatory of Roque de Los Muchachos. The trip from Santa Cruz takes just over an hour. During this time, travelers will enjoy a winding road, from which it is possible to appreciate an unparalleled view of the ravines and the palm tree groves. Those who travel with a cheap rental car in La Palma can stop at one of the viewpoints along the way, such as Fuente OlÚn, or take in impressive sculptures such as the Monumento al Infinito.
Once you have reached the Astrophysical Observatory of Roque de Los Muchachos, you only have to surrender to the cosmic magic of this amazing location. Towering at 2,396 meters above sea level, the complete battery of telescopes allows visitors to view with great detail some of the stars and planets in our night skies, as well as awe inspiring constellations and galaxies. During the visit, the guides expertly explain the interesting science behind astrophysics.
In short, if you are thinking of visiting this destination, do not hesitate to book a rental car as part of your holiday in La Palma and go to the Astrophysical Observatory of Roque de Los Muchachos. It will be a completely unique and unforgettable experience, a place with one of the most wonderful skies on the planet, internationally recognized for its outstanding natural beauty.