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

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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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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • August 19, 2017
    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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  • Nice viewpoint!
  • very nice
  • Nice place!
  • 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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