Las Toscas Astronomical Viewpoint

 
Looking south and west from Las Toscas astronomical viewpoint, Mazo
Looking south and west from Las Toscas astronomical viewpoint

There is a new astronomical viewpoint above Mazo at Las Toscas.  Like the others, it has parking space, level ground suitable for tripods, a signpost pointing to the pole star, and an information panel. This one has information about noctural wildlife on La Palma: bats, owls and crickets. It’s well away from street lights, although it does give a great view down to the island’s airport.

To get there, take the LP1 to just south of Mazo (between km 7 and 8, and then the LP2062 (signposted PIRS). Follow this for 1.7 km, and then take the concrete track to the left (signposted “Mirador de unreadable”) for half a kilometre.

One of the information panels at Las Toscas viewpoint, Mazo
One of the information panels at Las Toscas viewpoint

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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