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Parque de Cabo Mayor

Avenida del Faro, s/n, 39012 Santander, Spain
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Ranked #13 of 56 Attractions in Santander
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Lighthouses, Geologic Formations
Traveler Description: The Cabo Mayor (Main Peninsular) is to the west of Santander, past the golf club on the Cabo Menor (Minor Peninsular)  It is essentially a lighthouse... more »
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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131 reviews 131 reviews
20 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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141 reviews 141 reviews
66 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Gorgeous walk from the town right up past the small beaches to the heather fields right on the edge of the cliffs (we even saw a hummingbird and lizards!), not one for the faint hearted! Panoramic views of the whole of santander excellent photography spot.

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Segovia, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We walked all the way from Santander port to the light house and back again. Really nice walk but I would recommend taking the bus back to central Santander for the return.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Really nice walk from El Sardinero, Santander to the lighthouse. Great views of the cliffs, beaches and town.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Beautifull enviroment with the Lighthouse of Cabo Mayor as the main atraction

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96 reviews 96 reviews
43 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

We often come up to the Cabo Mayor after shopping in Santander to get away from the city and feel like you're totally outdoors. Walking to the end of the peninsular is just fab, windswept and raw, with great views back over the city and its beaches. The art gallery is also a nice place to wander round, I've been... More

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Braselton, GA
3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2006

Cabo Mayor Lighthouse is beautifully situated on a cliff of rocks towering directly above the ocean. The wind blows pretty hard on top of the cliff, but it's not so steep that you are afraid of falling off. This was the most peaceful place I visited in Spain. This is one of those places that you can really feel a... More

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