Alqueva is the first site in the world to receive the “Starlight Reserve” certification. This certification, awarded by the Starlight Foundation, is supported by UNESCO, UNWTO and IAC.
A Starlight Reserve is a protected natural area where the very low rate of light pollution and the clarity of the nights ensure the ideal conditions for an excellent observation of the stars.
Indeed here the night sky is spectacular. Just lie down in front of your tent or your motorhome and enjoy the view of the Milky Way or your favourite constellation.
Check out our calendar of events to know when particular celestial events like meteor showers, full moons or eclipses occur during the year.
Bring your own observation equipment and we will provide you with the darkest corners of our terrain.