Feb 14

Do you know what astro-tourism is?

Astro-tourism Spain21st century tourists look for new experiences when travel. Aware of it, tourism companies design more appealing activities to catch these curious visitors. Astro-tourism is one of these new touristic experiences that are becoming more and more popular. But, what is it? Astro-tourism is the simple but magical experience of watching the stars from a privileged place.

Spain is a fantastic territory to practice astro-tourism. The Canary Islands, Catalonia and Extremadura are the main regions were this amazing experience is becoming more and more popular.

At the islands, you can practice astro-tourism contracting the ‘Volcanic Experience’ package. It combines a visit to discover the secrets of the volcanoes and a long stop to admire the stars from a privileged point of view: the slope of a volcano. In fact, the Canary Islands are one of the best places you can find to enjoy astronomy. Two of the best observatories in the world are here: Roque de los Muchachos and Teide.

According to UNESCO’s Starlight Initiative, Roque de los Muchachos observatory is considered a ‘Window to the Universe’, a placement with the best conditions to observe the universe. Other Spanish observatories that are inside the Starlight Initiative or are in the race to become it a part of are the Astronomic Park of Montsec (Lleida), the National Park of Monfragüe (Cáceres) and the observatory of Fuerteventura (Canary Islands).

Would you like to discover this fascinating astro-tourism? Get in touch with us and discover what E&TB Group can do for you!

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