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El Faro de Cabo de Palos, La Manga del Mar Menor

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
Standing tall on a rocky hilltop above the town of Cabo de Palos, 81 m (265 ft) above sea level, El Faro de Cabo de Palos serves as a symbol of the city and the cape itself. Originally designed as a watchtower to help fend off pirate attacks, the lighthouse in its present form dates from 1864. Observe the tower’s flashing signal light, which lights up every ten seconds, as you admire its stone facade and elegant construction. While the lighthouse itself does not have any other facilities, the surrounding town is home to many restaurants specializing in Spanish seafood dishes. Although the lighthouse itself is not open to the public, there is a parking lot at the base of the tower from which you can marvel at the panoramic ocean views. Arrange your visit to El Faro de Cabo de Palos and discover more family-friendly attractions in La Manga del Mar Menor using our La Manga del Mar Menor vacation builder.
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  • Lovely lighthouse! Easy to park. Very nice views. Then near you have la manga where you can find lots of restaurantes.  more »
  • Although couldn't access the lighthouse itself it is well worth a visit for the views north to La Manga and south to Cala Flores. From the port combine with a walk along the beach/promenade up to the ...  more »
  • Worth a visit. Easy walk to the top . The views from the top are beautiful and great for the scenic photos. its a nice place and although busy it still has a relaxing vibe. We had not much time there ...  more »
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  • Nice viewpoint!
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  • Magnificent! The walk to the lighthouse at all is great. You can enjoy a magnificent view of the cliffs and the hitting clear blue sea. Visit the cosy fishing village with charming restaurants and cafés. The fish ends up there from the sea directly on your plate!
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  • Places most beautiful in the Mediterranean coast and probably has some of the best places in the world diving in the marine reserve of Islas Hormigas. Who is immersed in its waters never leaves disappointed.
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