A unique destination to admire the universe
WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN, EXTREMADURA WAKES UP
About 85% of the world’s population cannot see the stars in the night sky. In Europe, 90% of the population lives in areas contaminated with light pollution that is linked to numerous health problems and is responsible for causing damage to ecosystems, as more and more studies indicate.
In Extremadura, however, light pollution continues to be minimal. Also, its good climate and cloudless days for much of the year allow you to observe dark and clear skies. With some of the least polluted starry skies in Europe, it is the perfect destination to marvel at the grandeur of the universe.
A UNIQUE DESTINATION
In a spectacular natural environment like ours, simply looking at the sky can awaken your senses to create unforgettable moments. When this experience is enhanced by our history, landscapes, traditions and countless daytime and night-time activities across the region, we can say that Extremadura is a truly unique destination. Besides incredible stargazing and adventure tourism, these activities include guided walking trails, gastronomy tours and tasting, live music, wildlife observation, birding, and exploring the fauna and sounds of the night.
EXTREMADURA, AT THE FOREFRONT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Sustainability is the primary commitment of the Regional Government of Extremadura to make significant changes in the region’s development model. Therefore, initiatives have been undertaken to transition towards a green and circular economy, Extremadura 2030, shaping a new regional productivity model to generate wealth and employment through our most important attribute: our natural resources. Among the highlights of these initiatives is “Extremadura, Buenas Noches” (English: Extremadura, Good Night). Designed with a sustainable, innovative, smart and integrative approach, this comprehensive development project holds great potential for stimulating our region’s growth and reinforces the administration’s role in the process.
Let us tell you what makes astrotourism a unique experience.
It is for all audiences and it is not necessary to have prior knowledge of astronomy.
It is an accessible and quality tourist attraction where all you need is to look at the sky.
It is sustainable, environmentally responsible and a driving force for the destination’s growth.
The night, the environment, and the sky revive the senses through unforgettable experiences.
It perfectly complements all the daytime activities.