indeed.. and that is a real concern because with more development, come more lights and the more lights there are, the less starlight. I do not think that enough attention is being brought to this. When I was last in Las Terrenas, my little place had upgraded their outdoor lights for the comfort and security of their guests and I could not see the stars from the garden.Pretty cool. It would be interesting to see fotos from night. The lights or lack thereof should be evident.