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Faro de Pechiguera, Playa Blanca

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#4 of 10 in Historic Sites in Lanzarote
Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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. For Faro de Pechiguera and beyond, use our Lanzarote holiday planner to get the most from your Lanzarote vacation.
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  • The lighthouse stands just beyond the end of the prom. Lots of graffiti on both buildings. Good views to sea but treat this a just a walk, don't expect much.  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our walk along the promenade of Playa Blanca from the port. We passed beautiful hotels and villas with very nice gardens, before stopping for lunch. The lighthouse is impressive fro...  more »
  • The walk from Playa Blanca to the lighthouse is along the coastal path. It is an easy walk and you can choose how far you walk, no need to go all the way to the lighthouse. There are several coffee sh...  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.
  • A bit too windy but nice view
  • One of those places you feel like you need to visit. Not spectacular. Lots of wind and waves.
  • Ok if you have a walk along the coast but don't go there for it since there's nothing special around it.
  • Shame on whoever is responsible for the upkeep of this building, it could be a beautiful tourist attraction but like many things on Lanzarote the maintenance is lacking.

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