ASTROTURISMSee the universe in one of the cleanest skies in the world
Starlight Municipality. “Fuencaliente sky, sea and land”
Fuencaliente is a beautiful town in the south of the island of La Palma with only 1800 inhabitants and a night sky free of light pollution and ideal to enjoy a unique and different activity.
Known for its beautiful landscapes dotted with volcanoes and vineyards, they are combined with a sky full of stars. For this reason, since 2020, the Fuencaliente City Council has proposed and fought to achieve a different and ideal place with the aim of knowing and promoting the scientific, cultural, natural and landscape values that the municipality, under the slogan “Fuencaliente sky, sea and land ”putting in place all the mechanisms to comply with the technical parameters for excellent visual quality, thus achieving its certificate as a “Starlight” village by the Foundation of the same name.
In the San Antonio Volcano Visitor Center, it has a dome that houses the TESS (Southern Solar Telescope) with connection to a large digital screen that comfortably visualizes the Sun. In the surroundings, there is an astronomical viewpoint that at each solstice you can see the “solar clock” where scientific and educational lecture are held for all ages. Thanks to the orography of this region, there is a wide network of viewpoints and natural attrantions at different altitudes with the possibility of enjoying good visibility of the sky throughout the year. At the Fuencaliente Lighthouse, many photography fans are amazed by the natural beauty provided by the night sky that, with the naked eye, you can see the constellations and the Milky Way in all its splendor. It is worth mentioning that, in a perfect combination of gastronomy and astronomy, the visitors have several restaurants that offer exclusive dishes such as “galaxies” or “constellations”. And among the extensive services of this activity that Fuencaliente offers, it has a wide list of stellar accommodations in a rural and quiet environment with exclusive material that may be useful for interested clients.
Without a doubt, Fuencaliente de La Palma is one of the best places on the planet to see the sky on the night.
Discover the sky of Fuencaliente
Fuencaliente has the international distinction of Starlight Reserve for its control of light pollution and the quality of its night sky.
Professional guides who will accompany you under the stars
Experiencias en el municipio
What is the relationship between gastronomy and astronomy? Find out by tasting the dishes on this stellar menu that combines creativity, extraordinary flavors and unique sensations.
Wine & Moon
An astronomer and an expert winemaker will guide you on a fascinating journey where you will discover the secrets of the superb pairing between Wine and Moon.
Discover sunspots and other phenomena that occur in the photosphere of our Sun. You can observe it in a totally safe way through a telescope equipped with a special astronomical filter.
Enjoy with a professional night photographer a route through incredible locations in Fuencaliente to capture the starry sky.
A magical evening to enjoy with your partner the wonders of the sky from one of the best places for astronomy.