Are you looking for your next fun and interesting day trip?
Then consider visiting the second tallest lighthouse in Spain being Cabo de Palos.
Located in La Manga on the Mar Menor, its just an hour’s drive away from Torrevieja (70 kilometres).
As it is an acclaimed Site of Cultural Interest, its open to visitors all year round. And thus, offers the perfect blend between both history and breathtaking views of the La Manga and Mediterranean seas.
PlanOut conducts guided tours of the lighthouse, which last roughly around 30 minutes. These can be delivered in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian for just 6 EUR. Their tours are adaptable to all audiences.
Facts worth knowing before your visit to Cabo de Palos Lighthouse:
- At 51 meters tall, this imposing building is the second tallest lighthouse in Spain after the 69 meters Chipiona Lighthouse.
- In order to reach the top, you need to climb around 300 steps. Visitors wishing to get to the top will need a basic level of fitnessand be comfortable in enclosed spaces. This is due to the narrow and steep staircase.
- Traditionally, the well located in the centre of the lighthouse generated the necessary energy to keep the lamp alight. Since then, it has never stopped working. This excludes the times when it has been intentionally switched off.
Eating out in Cabo de Palos:
To top off your day out, you can dine in one of the many restaurants made available to you. La Manga itself is a gastronomical mini-hub that specialises in fresh and locally caught Mediterranean seafood. We can assure you that you will not go either hungry or disappointed!
Therefore, if you are looking for a short and closeby getaway, then look no further; visit cabo de Palos Lighthouse is your calling!
Have you been there already? Or are you planning on going soon? Let us know all about your plans and experiences below in the comments! We want to hear from you!