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El Faro Lighthouse

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Address: Rincon, Puerto Rico
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Find a maritime museum and dolphin-spotting platform at this lighthouse in...

Find a maritime museum and dolphin-spotting platform at this lighthouse in Rincon.

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Lovely plaza and lighthouse

We walked down the beach about 1 1/2 miles to this lighthouse where there are benches and shade - and great views north and west. We recommend it - although we would have liked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked down the beach about 1 1/2 miles to this lighthouse where there are benches and shade - and great views north and west. We recommend it - although we would have liked bathroom facilities too!

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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The west coast of Puerto Rico is quite nice - much quieter than most - and the water was just right. I actually got to see the green flash here (2nd time in my life)

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Thank dr917
San Juan & Rincon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A must see in Rincon and on the west coast of Puerto Rico. Beautiful views and sunsets and surfing views.

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Needville
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this lighthouse specifically for the sunset views. I was able to capture some beautiful pics. When we arrived there were a couple of vendors set up selling beautiful sea glass jewelry. This spot makes for some really beautiful photos.

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you pull up in the parking lot, people are selling stuff under tents. Then you can walk around the lighthouse. Or, you can sit on a bench, and, enjoy the waves on the ocean. It's just a nice break to relax, and enjoy. Take some photos to take home.

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Thank Jacqueline C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a great deal of lovely plants, nicely maintained sidewalks and benches, and of course views. After we left here we found out humpback whales can be spotted from here from Jan-March. I wish we had known!

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The El Faro lighthouse is a symbol of Rincon and deservedly so. I can not tell you how many times I had sailed past this lighthouse when I was in the Coast Guard, so seeing it from land was special for me. The parking area and grounds are well kept. It is a must see location if you are in... More 

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PALM COAST, Fl, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful little lighthouse. Closed - Not open to the public. Nice park surrounds, Bathrooms are locked and welded shut?? What the Hey?? Like six pavilions surround the lighthouse lots of side walks. Has a beautiful beach on each side big surfer area!! Well worth the trip.

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Seaside Park, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Odd that the lighthouse seemed to be closed when we visited. I haven't read any other reviews, but didn't seem to ever be open to go to the top. Perhaps I'm missing something. We checked out a surfing competition on the beach next to the lighthouse instead.

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Charleston, SC
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to see if we could catch a glimpse of any whales but in January we were a little early. This is a pretty place to take some pictures.

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