Astronomical Viewpoint Llano del Jable

The Llano del Jable La Palma Astronomical Viewpoint is situated at El Paso, at an elevation of 1,200 meters above sea level. By day, it offers breathtaking views of the Valle de Aridane and the ancient Montaña Quemada volcano. As night falls, the island, renowned as a Starlight Reserve, transforms this viewpoint into a magnificent natural balcony from which the stellar wonders of the cosmos can be admired. La Palma’s clear skies make it one of the premier locations for stargazing, allowing visitors to gaze deep into the universe and marvel at its mysteries.

La Palma: a celestial paradise with stars, sunsets, and dreamy landscapes. Astronomical Viewpoints of La Palma

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Facing west, the Llano del Jable viewpoint is perfect for observing constellations such as Pegasus, Cassiopeia, and Andromeda in January. On moonless nights, the Great Andromeda Galaxy can be seen with binoculars.

The Llano del Jable viewpoint in La Palma features informative panels and ample parking, but there are no nearby services. Warm clothing is recommended.

Starlight Reserve La Palma

The island of La Palma is a unique Starlight Reserve in the world and the perfect destination for lovers of astronomy and nature. It boasts an exceptional night sky, protected by specific laws that make it the ideal place to watch the stars and enjoy the beauty of the universe. The island has been recognized as a Starlight Reserve, a quality seal given to those places with high-quality night skies free from light pollution.

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Excursion to contemplate the sky in La Palma

Book here an excursion to contemplate the wonderful sky of the island in the company of a knowledgeable guide.

Where to Stargaze in La Palma

Roque de los Muchachos Observatory

At the peak of La Palma, over 2,400 meters above sea level, lies the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory. This impressive astronomical complex houses some of the world’s most advanced telescopes, such as the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC). Don’t forget to book a guided tour to uncover the secrets of the universe and learn about the latest advancements in astronomy.

Stargazing Hikes

La Palma is renowned for its network of trails crisscrossing the island, allowing visitors to explore its stunning landscapes and rich biodiversity. Take the chance to embark on a guided night hike and walk under an unparalleled starlit sky. It’ll be an unforgettable experience.

Astronomical Viewpoints

The island features several astronomical viewpoints where you can gaze at the sky and learn more about constellations. Besides the Llano del Jable Astronomical Viewpoint, other popular ones include the Cumbrecita Viewpoint and the Andenes Viewpoint near Roque de los Muchachos. These observation points come equipped with informative panels.

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Where to Watch the Sunset in La Palma

  1. Roque de los Muchachos in La Palma is a prime destination to relish an unforgettable sunset, with panoramic views and a spectacular starlit sky.
  2. Llano del Jable Astronomical Viewpoint in La Palma is the perfect spot to witness stunning sunsets behind the sea of clouds and marvel at the nocturnal starry sky.
  3. Faro y Salinas Viewpoint in Fuencaliente, La Palma, offers unique sunsets with majestic ocean views and the iconic salt pans.
  4. Zamora Beach: This beach in Fuencaliente, La Palma, is an idyllic refuge to savor unforgettable oceanic sunsets amidst natural beauty.
  5. Tazacorte Beach: With its volcanic black sand and relaxing coastal ambiance, Tazacorte Beach in La Palma is a charming place to witness spectacular sunsets.
  6. El Time Viewpoint: From here, enjoy a panoramic view of the Aridane Valley and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a popular spot for sunset viewing.
  7. Puerto Naos Beach: This black sand beach on the island’s west side is perfect for unwinding and cherishing a serene sunset by the sea.

How to get to the Llano del Jable Astronomical Viewpoint without a map

BY CAR FROM SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA:

To get there from Santa Cruz de La Palma, take the LP-3 towards El Paso. After passing the La Cumbre tunnel, turn left following the sign “Astronomical Viewpoint” and continue on LP-301 for about 6 km (10-12 minutes by car).

BY CAR FROM LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE:

From Los Llanos de Aridane, take the LP-3 towards Santa Cruz de La Palma, turn right at the detour marked “Recreational Areas – El Pilar” and follow LP-301 for 6 km.

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