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Parque de Cabo Mayor

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Address: Avenida del Faro, s/n, 39012 Santander, Spain
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Visit to Cabo mayor in october

Was a blustery day when we went, but didn't rain. Spectacular views and crashing waves. Couldn't get into the light house as it was closed for siesta but went for a long walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Zoe M

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Was a blustery day when we went, but didn't rain. Spectacular views and crashing waves. Couldn't get into the light house as it was closed for siesta but went for a long walk around the area. Went to cafe El forno next to it but was average and more expensive than in the town but your paying for the views.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The lighthouse is a feature landmark of the landscape but also contains a museum with great historical features and an art gallery with art themed around the lighthouse and the sea.

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Not to strenuous and well worth the effort of the climb up to the lighthouse with superb views of the Santander bay. I used Google Earth to locate the pathway at the beginning of the walk next to the café bar Caronna which served a good coffee on our return.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This park is full of abundant wildlife, breathtaking scenery and many interesting species of butterflies and birds. It's a highlight of Santander, and a good opportunity to be away from people yet not completely away. The rocks here are excellent for walkers, the altitude is impressive enough, and it's all spotlessly clean mostly. You should arrive here by carefully following... More 

2 Thank Alimentarian
Little Canfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We followed the Matalenas coastal path to the Faro de Cabo Mayor. Lots of information boards along the path explain the different sea-birds that can be seen. The coastal views are spectacular and the path is an easy walk. We went on a Monday and the lighthouse was closed....it didn't really matter as it was worth the walk for the... More 

1 Thank joanandmatt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Really nice place to walk, and see Santander from a distance. Amazing pi tures you can take from. Avoid after rainy weather.

1 Thank Attila K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The park is amazing! You can get here by foot from the beach area of Santander in about 2 hours walk, by attending the stairs behind Hotel Ciqoui and take time to admire the views and take amazing photos. If you are lazy tipe you can go also by bus, nr 13 which take you right up to the lighthouse!... More 

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Lede, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We started our Santander trip by visiting the lighthouse and walking around in the surrounding hills. You can have amazing views over the coastline and with good weather this is perfect for a picnick with friend. Surely recommendable to spend an hour there walking around and enjoying the view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The walk to the Lighthouse had been recommended but we left this until last and when the weather turned to intermittent showers. But hey, we had umbrellas ... Eventually we found the path - don't go to the end of the promenade/esplanade - and off we set to walk up the coastal path. After a short while there is an... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This little art museum is wonderful and walking out to the tip of land jutting out into the sea is spectacular. You can see the palace and lighthouse island from here, and a lot of the coast in both directions. It was very windy and rainy the day we were there but still a very good experience. It is free... More 

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