An accessible viewpoint for everyone
San Bartolo Mountain, in the eastern part of La Palma, is 439 metres above sea level and is a natural vantage point for contemplating the skies. It’s easy to get to by car, crossing through the town of Puntallana until you reach the San Bartolo chapel and up a short hill. With lots of parking available, the area has information panels for visitors, star charts and a sculpture depicting the local legend of The Lover's Leap. There are restaurants nearby offering local food and cakes.
An astronomic observation point that is especially good in summer
The San Bartolo viewpoint, circled by dramatic slopes to the north, south and west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, lets you view the skies in all directions. From this mountain during the first hours of darkness in June and July you can observe one of the nearest blue and white stars to Earth: Vega. These skies, virtually free of light from other sources, also allow you to see the tiny Lyra constellation.