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Landfall Park

San Salvador
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in San Salvador
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The highlight of this park is the large white cross that marks the place where Columbus first set foot on the island.
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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The park itself is really neat and the beach there is great for a quick swim if you rode your bike there and need to cool off. There are also some picnic tables in the shade and what looks like an old Olympic monument? I wasn't quite sure . . . The cross is beautiful and well-kept though, definitely go... More

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Amagansett, New York, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful beach plus a small monument to commemorate Christopher Columbus landfall but not much else to see or do.

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Gainesville, Florida, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We stopped here for a picnic lunch on a few occasions during our stay and it is always a lovely experience. The beach here is gorgeous and there are picnic tables and plenty of shade trees. There is even an Olympic torch stop from the Mexico games which makes for a cool (and confusing) photo op.

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Starkville, Mississippi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

What a great beach! It's so cool to see the history of the area and take in the beautiful scenery. A great beach for swimming, as the water is much calmer than many places on the island. It's also near the main town. A great place to relax and spend an afternoon. There is a small shaded space if you... More

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Tuscumbia, Alabama
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144 reviews 144 reviews
54 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

San Salvador is reputedly where Columbus first made landfall in the Americas. There are three different monuments around the island commerating his first steps onto the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Nice beach and super snorkling location. The park is very scenic ND A GOOD PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

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Roatan, Honduras
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

It is a suqare place, by the sea, where Admiral Morrison, the great scholar of Columbus, decided to erect a monument. It is a white cross, which has been unfortunatly obscured by a quiork cross offered by Bacardi for the 1992 celebrations of the Duiscovery of the new World. Locals have changed that into a place for cook outs and... More

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