Teide under the stars
The sky of El Teide National Park is considered one of the best stargazing spots in the world. Its low light pollution, height, location and climate make it a special place.
The most interesting thing about Teide under the stars
The starry sky of El Teide

Teide National Park is ideal to enjoy the view of the imposing night sky and the Milky Way. There you can see such incredible things as Saturn's rings, craters of the Moon or infinite galaxies and nebulae. El Teide and the Summits of Tenerife obtained in 2014 the “Starlight” certificate, which accredits them as a privileged place internationally for stargazing and being the first World Heritage Site with such accreditation

The sky of the Canary Islands has some unique qualities that make it a spectacular place, such as its stable climate, latitude that is close to the tropics and little light pollution. For all these qualities in 1964 it was chosen as a place to observe the universes. Currently it is one of the 3 best telescopes in the world along with those of Chile and Hawaii, it is located about 2,400 meters high and scientists from all over the world work in it

Pero antes de ser Izaña, existió otro lugar donde observar las estrellas. En las montañas que se encuentran en las cañadas del tedie, está Guajara, que con sus 2.717 metros es la más alta de todas. En ese lugar, en 1856 un astrónomo escocés llamado Charles Piazzi Smyth, considerado como el padre de las astronomía moderna, observó las estrellas, la luna e incluso los anillos de Saturno. El científico instaló allí el primer observatorio de Canarias y constato junto con otros investigadores que Canarias era un lugar privilegiado para la observación del universo

Know more about Las Cañadas del Teide National Park

This is located in the highest part of Tenerife and Spain. In 1954 it was declared a national park, becoming the oldest in the Canary Islands and the third in Spain. In 2007 it became a World Heritage Site by Unesco, and is on the list of the 12 treasures of Spain. Within the park is El Teide, which at 3,718 meters is the highest mountain in Spain. The national park is one of the parks with the most annual visits in Spain and Europe and is currently in the ninth position in the world

The park has a rich fauna and flora. In it you can find some 168 different species, 58 of them are endemic to the Canaries and three of them are in danger of extinction. Of all of them, the red tajinaste, the rockrose of Las Cañadas, the rose of the guanche, the grass grass, the broom of the Teide and the violet of the Teide stand out for their beauty and value

This place not only has a high astronomical, landscape or fauna and flora value. For the Canarian aborigine, this place had a high spiritual value, the Teide was called Echeyde "dwelling place of the evil one" and during the summer periods the ravines used it as a place of grazing. For all this, there are numerous aboriginal sites scattered throughout the park, giving greater value to the area

Reverón Winery

This winery is located in the municipality of Vilaflor de Chasna at about 1,100 meters above sea level, the place where the farmhouse is located has a peculiar name, Los Quemados. This area was given this name because in the 16th century it suffered a strong fire, leaving the pine forest that was there charred

The farmhouse was acquired and was founded in 1947 by Eugenio Reverón. Currently some 17 hectares of land are being worked for the ecological cultivation of the vineyard. Part of the plantation is more than 1,300 meters high, which together with correct soil management, which only contributes organic material of biological origin, exhaustive control of the crop and a careful selection of the raw material give results exclusive wines with great character and personality

The varieties we use to make our wines are perfectly adapted to the climate, height and needs of organic farming, the most common being the Listán Blanco for dry whites and fruity whites and the Listán Negro, Tempranillo, Castellana, Cabernet Sauvignon ... for reds

The winery was built on the already old winery, being remodeled inside but without losing the aesthetics of the building and the historical complex. In this way, the tradition of the old production and the modernity of the new facilities with the latest technical advances are integrated under the same building

La Gomera is one of the islands of the archipelago that has best preserved traditions of the pre-Hispanic inhabitants, such as the clay pottery
They have a lustral party, Bajada de la Virgen de Guadalupe. They take her out of her hermitage and for 2 months she is going around the island
Until the 1960s, the economy depended on agriculture and livestock. Today more than 80% make a living from tourism