Faro de Pechiguera, Playa Blanca

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Faro de Pechiguera makes an ideal end destination for a walk along the coast. Today there are two lighthouses at this spot. The old lighthouse opened in 1886; it was replaced by a more modern facility which stands next to it, 120 years later. Sit by the lighthouses among the rocks and feel the wild waves crash around you. Take in the views of Lanzarote’s beaches, surrounding hills, and even the coast of Fuerteventura. By using our Playa Blanca vacation planning tool , you can arrange your visit to Faro de Pechiguera and other attractions in Playa Blanca.
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  • There is a promenade around the coast of Playa Blanca so a perfect place for walkers and cyclists - lots of people end up here as a destination point.  more »
  • A great place to watch the mighty Atlantic breakers roll in if the wind is in the right direction. If you go in a car watch out for the wind taking the car door off!  more »
  • The lighthouse itself is plain, with some graffiti. It is on the coastal path from Playa Blanca and makes a focal point. Good views across to Fuertaventura along that walk from Playa Blanca  more »
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  • What is there to say? There is little in the vicinity other than the sea view and the monolithic towering mass of this lighthouse. Indeed, it dominates the horizon, as it towers ominously over the tumbled waste that surrounds it. But that, in and of itself, makes it a spot worth visiting, if only to get a little further away from the hubbub of the nearby resort. It's quieter out here, particularly at dawn, making it an excellent spot to watch the sunrise in relative peace. There are signs that the expanding resort is inching closer to this area. It isn't hard to imagine a point in the future in which there will be hotels and villas immediately in the vicinity of the lighthouse. Indeed, when I was here in 2016 there were foundations being laid for future properties, on the nearest outskirts of the resort.
  • If you have a hire car then it's worth a short drive for a quick visit. Not a lot to see other than derelict old light house covered in graffiti and it's 1980s replacement.
  • Beautiful views, windy, very remote. If you get a taxi to there, arrange a time to be picked up again. Taxi ranks do not speak English and you will have to walk ten minutes to the nearest restaurant/ bar
  • It's a lighthouse on a rocky coastline. Not much to see but I suppose if you are in the area for a stroll.
  • One of those places you feel like you need to visit. Not spectacular. Lots of wind and waves.
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