At the end of 2016, the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve was included by National Geographic in the seven best places in the world to see the Stars.


In 2016, Dark Sky Alqueva was awarded in Brussels as “ETIS Social & Cultural Impact Achiever” by the European Commission


In 2016, Apolónia Rodrigues, founder and coordinator of the Dark Sky Alqueva Reservation was awarded the “DARK SKY DEFENDER AWARD 2016” award given by the IDA “International Dark Sky Association” for the recognition of her excellence in awareness and combat Light pollution and preservation of the dark and starry sky of Alqueva.


Dark Sky® Alqueva was highlighted in 2014 by as one of the Top Stargazing Destinations.