Although not officially an International Dark Sky Reserve, Cabo Pulmo and Baja Serenity are the next best thing. Observing a moonrise over the sea is a special treat. Guests can’t believe how large it looms, nor how brightly it reflects off the sea. On nights when it is full, the moon illuminates the desert so well that one could hike by moonlight alone. On nights with no moon, the stars radiate with such an intensity you think you might reach out and touch one. The planets appear first, marking the zodiac’s path east to west. Then over time these constellations emerge, patterns formed by little gemstones glistening in every hue.  Finally the milky way comes into view, our galactic home, stretching almost horizon to horizon and stunning us with its array of clouds, gasses and countless solar systems. Consider bringing binoculars and a stargazing app—you will fill several evenings looking to the heavens.