La Palma is one of the most privileged locations on the planet for astronomical observation thanks to its exceptional clear and dark night skies, which have been protected by a specific “Sky Law” in order to minimize light pollution. So, the island has become the world’s first Starlight Reserve. At its highest point, at 2,420 meters, is located one of the most important and complete scientific arrays in the world, the Astrophysical Observatory of Roque de Los Muchachos (ORM).
But Roque de Los Muchachos is more than that. You can take a short walk to one of the best and highest viewpoints of the island, and enjoy stunning views of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park. Also the sunrises and the sunsets are really spectacular and, depending on the weather conditions, it is possible to see the other three islands of the province (Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro).How to get there?