Tenerife is one of the best places in the world for stargazing and astronomy. It has clean air, dark skies and you can usually get above the clouds by driving up to Mount Teide. The observatory here records 290+ days when the sky is cloud free or only partially clouded. You’d have to be very unlucky not to see any stars here!
Tenerife attracts scientists, astronomers and stargazers alike. Teide Observatory is one of the most important in the world. Several discoveries have been made there such as the first Brown Dwarf star, named Teide-1.
Known as the island of eternal Spring, Tenerife is situated off the west coast of Africa at a latitude of 28 degrees. It is sub-tropical with mild temperatures throughout the year. Being relatively close to the equator the nights remain dark here all year round. In the UK and most of Europe the night sky is light during the summer months making stargazing difficult. This makes Tenerife an ideal place to combine stargazing or astronomy with a summer beach holiday!
However, as temperatures on the coast remain mild throughout the year, you can stargaze here at any time, not just summer.
Dark Skies Tenerife has been taking people stargazing since 2018 and has an enviable 5 star reputation (see testimonials). Our focus is on providing a very individual and bespoke experience. As such, our trips are exclusive and for small private groups only. That way we can give you a fully immersive experience where you will have access to a seasoned astronomer and plenty of access to our powerful telescope with time to ask as many questions as you like. Our trips are very informal and we welcome families with younger children.
Please contact us via our Contact page to discuss you trip.