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

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. Add El Faro de Cabo de Palos and other attractions to your La Manga del Mar Menor trip itinerary using our La Manga del Mar Menor itinerary planner.
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  • Very beautiful views of the area and surroundings. Its location is very special at the same time that spectacular because it is located on the highest point of Cabo de Palos.
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  • A beacon to which you can not access, but good. It is a beauty. Tall, imposing. With easy access. To all left a beautiful cala la manga del Mar menor and right. I think that they want to privatize to convert it into a hotel. I hope not!
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  • Good place to visit with family or friends and take some pictures with views to the sea and the old lighthouse. Very close to the port of cabo de palos surrounded by restaurants
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  • Cool looking light house that you can walk up to that is free. Once your at the top there are some nice views.
  • I love this spot. Great place to get away from the sand. Been back a Couple of times and never been disappointed.
  • Drove from Torrevieja to visit the lighthouse. Lovely position to watch the sunset. Relaxing place to watch the ocean and wasn't too busy at that time of day. Glad we made the trip!
  • Absolutely worth driving from Alicante. Breathtaking view from the lighthouse and a lot of small caves and beaches to explore nearby
  • Fair and its history is simply amazing, great place also for swimming and diving.

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