For my next La Palma holidays I was looking for a dark and exposed place to have a good view on the stars. I came across Casa La Chirlaca. It is a cottage located in the west of the island – not far from Tijarafe. It can be found on google maps (28°41’07.6″N 17°56’15.5″W). It has a big sun terrace with an almost free view to the sea.
To me, this cottage was a pleasant location. Especially the terrace, the garden and the great free view on the sea are wonderful. It has a kitchen, a living room and a bedroom for two persons. A third sleeping place is the sofa. The garden is also a good place for setting up a telescope since one has free view onto Polaris.
The cottage also has a connection for power supply outside the building what was quite useful. However, you will need an extension flex if you want to setup the telescope in the garden without battery. The next super market is about 10 minutes away by car. From here it takes about 1:20h by car to get to Roque de Los Muchachos. Furthermore the cottage has free WLAN internet via satellite. It is a bit slow but for checking mails and web browsing it is sufficient. The owner more or less only speaks Spanish but for giving over the house that wasn’t a problem. Casa La Chirlaca can for example be booked here.
The cottage is about ~700m above the sea level. So there can still be annoying clouds and in the evening and at night it always became cold. So remember to take warm clothes with you – even if you visit the canary islands La Palma 🙂
Clear skies!Last updated: June 17, 2022 at 23:00 pm