Make your dream a reality and enjoy the Universe in a professional way in one of the best places for a stargazing experience in Tenerife: on Mount Teide.
Certified astronomical guides will wait for you during this Mount Teide stargazing experience to unravel the mysteries of the Universe for you using professional telescopes, which will allow you to see up close and for your own eyes those fascinating celestial objects that you have longed to see for many years, under the pure and clear sky of the Teide National Park, where it is possible to observe 83 of the 88 officially recognised constellations and where, in the summertime, you can enjoy perfect visibility of the Milky Way.
A fascinating stargazing experience in Tenerife to enjoy the most starry side of Mount Teide
Have you always wondered what star or celestial object is that shiny point, either big or small, that you can see in the sky?
Our Starlight guides will clear all your doubts as they will be there to unravel the mysteries of the Universe for you during this stargazing experience on Teide by night.
Do you find it fascinating that ancient civilisations oriented themselves using the stars? Have you always wanted to be able to do it as well?
Our guides will show you how to guide yourself thanks to the sky. Furthermore, if Greek mythology and constellations have always been your passions, during this stargazing experience on Teide you will enjoy discerning the elements of Hellenic mythology, which are hidden behind the constellations and the relationship between them.
Use our state-of-the-art telescopes to discover planets, galaxies or clusters as you have always dreamt of doing, and stargaze in one of the three best places on Earth to do it.
Not only will you be able to use these machines during this stargazing experience on Teide by night to take a tour through the night’s most interesting celestial objects but also our monitors will provide you with relevant information about the objects that you will see through the lens.
Get closer to the stars with the professional telescopes on your Teide Astronomical Tour
This stargazing experience on Teide by night lets you observe the clear, starry sky from the car park of the cable car base station (at an altitude of 2,536 m), using long-range, professional telescopes.
We are sure that the astronomical instrumentation that you will have at your disposal during this stargazing experience on Teide by night, along with the quality and transparency of the sky over the Teide National Park in Tenerife, away from the light pollution produced by big cities, will give you a unique experience, which will feel as if you’re close to the stars.
Mount Teide stargazing experience in Tenerife also on full moon nights
It’s inevitable. The moon passes through different phases during its 29-day cycle, that is to say, lunation.
This is why, at least once a month, the potent glow of the Earth’s natural satellite will dim the faint light of the distant celestial bodies.
If you book our astronomical observation on Teide and enjoy it on the night of the full moon, you will take advantage of its radiant appearance and be delighted with its splendour: craters, mountain ranges and other lunar wonders.
You may ask, which ones? You can find the Montes Teneriffe, Mons Pico and the crater Piazzi Smyth on the moon.
If this is news to you, and you’re wondering why they have these names, write this question down so that you can ask our guides on the night of your stargazing experience in Tenerife.
- Use professional equipment during a stargazing experience on Teide by night
- Let certified astronomical guides unravel the sky’s mysteries for you
- Enjoy a unique Mount Teide stargazing experience among volcanoes
- Our stargazing experience in Tenerife is held in the car park next to the Cable Car base station at 2,356 m
- Professional observations of the Universe
- Long range telescopes
- Spanish, English or French speaking Starlight guide
What's not included...
- Starlight guide in other language than Spanish, English or French
- Professional observations of the Universe
- Long range telescopes
- A French-speaking Starlight guide
- Starlight guide in other language than French
- Professional observations of the Universe
- Long range telescopes
- A Spanish-speaking Starlight guide
- Starlight guide in other language than Spanish
The start time of the activity Astronomical observation on Teide varies depending on the time of year, as it is adjusted to the sunset time. When making your reservation you will be able to select the day and time of the activity.
To make the most of your astronomical observation on Teide, please follow our recommendations:
- Wear warm, comfortable clothing and proper footwear.
- If you have health problems, consult with your doctor before undertaking this activity.
- Take plenty of water on hikes.
Children under 8 are not allowed to participate in the astronomical observation activity. Documentation will be required for proof of age.
All our guides are astronomical guides certified by the StarLight Foundation.
IT IS NECESSARY TO PRODUCE A COPY OF THE BOOKING VOUCHER, EITHER PRINTED OR ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE.
Reservations may be cancelled or the date of the activity may be changed free of charge up to 24 hours prior to the activity. After this period, 100% of the amount will be charged.
With regard to astronomical observation, in the event that weather conditions impede stargazing, the amount paid for the activity shall be reimbursed.
Date changes are valid for 1 year provided that the vouchers have not been redeemed. Any change of date or cancellation must be made within a period of no more than 30 days from the date of the initial booking. Up to 3 date changes are permitted.
Check our Terms and conditions for information on other reasons for cancellation.
In case of tickets which include a discount for children or local residents, a supporting document is required to prove entitlement to discount.
Where to find us
Teide Cable Car base station, at km 43 of the TF-21 motorway. Please, wait for a member of the Volcano Teide team to welcome you at the closed access gate.
Click on the following link to Google Street View to see the exact spot.
Coordinates: 28.254448, - 16.625747
Street: TF-21 motorway, km 43 - Teide National Park
Postal code: 38300 Municipality: La Orotava
Teide Cable Car is well connected by roads, and can be easily reached from any point of the island of Tenerife.
If you are in the northern part of the island
- Take the TF-21 motorway which connects La Orotava with El Portillo de la Villa and crosses the Teide National Park. The Cable Car is at km 43. (N28º 15' 17" W16º 37' 33")
- Take the TF-23 motorway from Boca de Tauce to Chío, which connects with TF-21.
If you are in the southern part of the island:
- Take the TF-21 motorway from Vilaflor to Teide National Park, the route of access for the tourist areas of Playa de Américas and Los Cristianos.
If you are close to Santa Cruz or La Laguna
- Take the TF-24 motorway from La Laguna to Portillo de la Villa (La Esperanza Motorway), which connects with TF-21 that will take you to the base station of the cable car at km 43.
Mt. Teide is approximately an hour’s drive from any point on the island.
- Santa Cruz: 64 km
- La Laguna: 55 km
- Puerto de la Cruz: 45 km
- Los Gigantes: 52 km
- Los Cristianos: 47 km
Frequently asked questions
Check out our weekly calendar of activities and excursions on Mt Teide which we have prepared so that you can view at a glance all the information you need about our activities.
This blog article contains an interesting guide with the most important points of interest on each road that leads to Mount Teide. However, we recommend not using a car and choosing collective transportation because it is important that together we do what we can to counteract overuse of the vehicle parking areas in the National Park. As a conservation measure, they have been kept to a small size, and they cannot be extended. If you ultimately decide to come by car, it’s a good idea to arrive after 1.00pm.
No. It will be conducted outdoors with portable telescopes and the Starlight guides.
Approximately 60 minutes.
The telescopes that we use for astronomical observation are: Celestron CPC 9.25″ Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and Dobson Sky Watcher, 30 cm with Newtonian reflector.
No, pets are not allowed.
Since our astronomical observation finishes late and the Refuge closes at 10pm, it won’t be possible for you to spend a night in the highest refuge in Spain on the same day on which you enjoy this activity, because you won’t have enough time to reach the refuge before it closes.
If you wish to stay at the Parador hotel, there should be no problem. However, you will have to make a reservation at the hotel yourself.
No, it’s not necessary. You can download it and display it on the screen of any mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.).
I would highly recommend stargazing experience. Very engaging, explanations are very clear and looking at the planets via telescopes is breathtaking.
I learnt several new astronomical concepts during the visit and was pleased with the oservations we made. We also had time to ask questions and receive more detailed explanation. The night was very bright because of the moon and we couldn't see the milky way but we managed to observe the moon surface and I found it very interesting. Very enthusiastic and kind staff and good health security Covid measures were a plus. This visit is something you can't miss in a lifetime.
There was far too much waiting time. You wait at the bottom, then you wait at the top before going to the planetarium, then you wait for the people of the sunset tour to finish their dinner so the lights can be switched off, then you have to wait for the telescopes, which by the way were totally underwhelming and at the end you wait at the bottom for the gates to open. From beginning to end we spent nearly two and a half hours there of which more than half was spent waiting. Also, perhaps you could explain at the time of booking that if there is a full moon half the objects can't be seen.
A wonderful evening of star-gazing with experienced, friendly and enthusiastic guides. The inflatable observatory was a great starter and the guide to the sky with laser pointers and the telescopes were amazing. There was quite a bit of waiting around which seemed unnecessary. The English and Spanish language groups shared the first trip in the inflatable observatory then we had to wait for quite a while for the French language group to have their turn. We stayed in our language groups and then waited a bit for turns on the telescope. It would seem logical to have the groups go straight onto the star-gazing and telescopes from the observatory rather than wait for no reason. Apart from that it was a wonderful experience and with excellent guides. If the waiting around can be sorted out it would definitely be 5 stars.
I really liked this activity (i went in januari), if you like to see the nightsky, you should do this! I learned a lot of new things and the guides were really helpful to answer questions. First, an explanation about the galaxies, stars and starsigns. This was explained in an inflatable dome, you could sit inside and the sky was projected to the ceiling. Then we went outside and saw Andromeda, different star groups and stars through a telescope. And lastly different starsigns, star groups, polar star,...were pointed out and explained with a huge laser pointer.
A very interesting and informative evening. Despite booking a session in English, the first part, inside the planetarium was predominantly in Spanish. We weren't divided into different language groups until we went outside. If the first part had been in English as booked, we would have given this 5 stars as it was fascinating and our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
The guide was very personable and I am sure he was knowledgeable about the heavens. I did think it was very unprofessional that he continually complained about the cold and hurried through his presentation because he felt cold.
It was an ok experience but I was expecting that it was more interesting, in fact the view to the milkyway is not better than my own place and I live in Denmark 70 above sealevel but at the countryside. The telescope where not that strong as expected. I have the idea that we were going to see beatyfull galaxys we saw Andromeda as a blury spot. I was also expecting that the observatory was the at the observartory, but maybe I was to quick when I book the tickets.
Availability to buy hot drinks would be super!
Great insight into the heavens
Excellent evening with our guide. Humour, knowledge and laughter. would recommend to all. Dont miss the chance to share a starry night
Brilliant evening if rather chilly, gazing at the stars and having a comprehensive explanation of the visible stars and clusters. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and if we were fortunate to return to Tenerife we would certainly visit Teide again. Hopefully the cable car will be running then. I would thoroughly recommend this trip if you are interested in stars, it’s a very dark sky up there which is advantageous.
The Astronomical Observation is held at the Cable Car Base Station, not at the top of the Cable Car. We went at the beginning of November, the activity was interesting and informative, particularly when looking at the sky with the naked eye, the lack of light pollution shows up a whole load more stars, using a laser pen, the Guide was able to give us a good description of the various constellations. It can be very cold and windy (it was for us), so dress up warm, hoods or hats and gloves a wise choice.
Very interesting activity with a lot of information. The e-mail about the starting time was a bit late though. Due to other activities I didn’t have enough time to head back to my hotel to get warm clothes. Had I known earlier I could have prepared better. However the guide was very friendly and helpful and eventually lend me his jacket. Also, to me it was a bit unclear wether to wait at the gate or somewhere else. I waited at the mirador point until I saw movement at the gates. Maybe a sign or something would be helpful. All in all the activity was very fun and I would definitely do it again !
The daytime observatory visit was canceled due to adverse weather, despite the weather being very nice (we were on the mountain). The nighttime star gazing activity held great potential but disappointed. We were divided into two groups one for those speaking English and Spanish of more than 25 people and one for those speaking Russian with 5 people. There was only one telescope and the line to use it in the English/Spanish group was unpleasant. Furthermore, the Russian people who had an almost private tour joined the line for a second time making the waiting even longer. The English accent of the English/Spanish guide was illegible. We understood only about 50% of what he said. The accent of the guide assigned to the Russian group was great, but again, he was with the Russain group. It was extremely cold and somehow we expected it to be around 14 degrees, when it actually was around 5 degrees. I recommend you to more clearly state the expected temperature at night on the mountain so people can better prepare. I recommend you to have smaller groups or more telescopes and to test the English accent of the guides.