Discovering the starry sky of the Iberá: Argentina opens up to astrotourism

Picture: Parque Iberá

In an increasingly urbanized world with artificial lights, places for stargazing are decreasing. Argentina, with a vast territory, offers a unique destination for astronomy lovers: the Skies of Iberá.

The Iberá, located in the province of Corrientes, northeast of Argentina, are a wetland system incredibly rich in biodiversity and now also relevant for its nocturnal darkness. The combination of a low population density, the absence of light pollution and low cloud cover makes this region ideal for star and galaxy observation.

In 2022, GlobalCAD, together with the Spanish Cooperation Agency (AECID), the Yetapá Foundation and Ideas for Change, implemented a post-Covid tourism recovery and resuscitation project in Iberá Park. The alliance was created to create an innovative regenerative tourism offer with local communities as protagonists.

Recently, several Argentine media have highlighted the importance of this project and, particularly, its contribution to making this natural corner a paradise for astrotourism.

El Economista highlights that astrotourism is emerging as a new option in Argentina, with more and more destinations in the country joining this trend. It is mentioned that the Skies of Iberá are being recognized as an outstanding place for stargazing.

El Pilar Diario points out that the skies of Iberá are the ideal setting for astrotourism. It highlights the beauty of the region, the natural wealth and the low light pollution that make it an attractive destination for astronomy lovers.

El Litoral informs that the “Starlight Iberá” project has been successfully concluded.

Diario Época highlights that astronomical tourism has certified that the Iberá sky is one of the best in the world for stargazing. This is a recognition of the exceptional quality of the skies in this Argentine region.

Vía País reports the international recognition of the region for the quality of its sky. This further reinforces the region’s position as a major destination for astrotourism.

Neuquén al Instante explores what astrotourism is and why Iberá has been internationally distinguished in this field. The growing importance of astrotourism in Argentina and how Iberá has stood out in this trend is addressed.

Geisel García Graña
Geisel García Graña
Geisel is Communication & Ecosystem Manager for GlobalCAD and a consultant in communication and sustainable cities. She has a PhD. in Communication Sciences by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. @geiselgg