A refuge with a telescope for enthusiasts
In the centre of Fuerteventura lies the Tefía observatory, the main reference point for contemplating the skies in the island. There is a small refuge where you can stay the night if you reserve in advance. The refuge boasts an observatory dome and a telescope belonging to the Fuerteventura Astronomy Group - they meet here to view stars at least one Friday of every month.
Panoramic views of the brightest stars in the north
From the Tefía observation point, if you look towards the south there are particularly pretty skies during the first months of the year, when you can see two shining lights – the brightest stars in the sky. This is Sirius, the brightest star of the Canis Major constellation and Canopus, in the Carina constellation, the second brightest in the skies. Above both stars you’ll find what some call the cathedral of the winter skies in the northern hemisphere, the Orion constellation.