STARGAZING IN LORETO, MEXICO

For incredible nightlife in Loreto, simply look up to the sky. Without the lights of the city, the stars in Loreto flicker brilliantly in the dark, dazzling travelers in the Baja Peninsula. While there are some delicious restaurants and lively bars to enjoy in the evenings, be sure to set aside one night for stargazing in Loreto. You'll have the chance to capture breathtaking photos like these ones from the guests and members at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto.


Stars are always moving through the galaxy above us, and during the day, the sun outshines them all, but even at night, other lights can make it hard to see the stars. Ever since electricity was invented, a new phenomenon called light pollution has affected our ability to gaze up at the night sky. When you drive into a city, you’ll see a yellow glow from a distance coming from the artificial light of buildings, street lamps, and billboards. All of this light blocks out the starry sky, and when you’re in the city, you’ll only be able to see a few of the brightest stars if you’re lucky.


This light pollution that blocks out the sky can also counteract your body’s natural rhythm. It’s good to escape the artificial light and adjust to the environment’s naturally occurring periods of light and dark. Scientists have found that late-night exposure to artificial light disrupts the body’s sleep cycle and melatonin production. By putting away your phone and turning off the television at night, you’ll fall asleep quicker and stay asleep longer. 


The lack of light pollution in Loreto is part of what makes it such a relaxing environment. The day begins with the sunrise and ends at sunset, and allowing yourself to tune into this cycle will improve your sleep on vacation. When you go stargazing in Loreto, your body absorbs the night air and falls in sync with the natural world. Staring up at the stars in Loreto is a calming way to slow down as you end the day.



According to NASA, an organization that’s been exploring the stars for years, the Baja Peninsula is one of the top 20 places to escape light pollution and watch the stars. Unlike the majority of American cities, you’ll be able to look up through the clear night sky to see the Milky Way. Bigger destinations like Los Cabos will have more light pollution, but Loreto is the ideal destination for stargazing. Simply walk away from the light of the resort to see brilliant Loreto stars glistening across the dark velvet sky.


Stargazing is a simple activity that captures the imagination, and you don’t need to have fancy equipment or expertise to enjoy the stars in Loreto. However, to get the most out of your experience, download an app that uses your phone’s GPS to point out major constellations and different planets. SkyView, Stellarium, and Starlight are just a few of the apps out there that help you find your place in the universe while you look up at the Loreto stars.


Without light pollution from the city, travelers in Loreto capture breathtaking photos of the light sky. Let these photos of the Loreto stars dazzle your imagination and inspire your next vacation.






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