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El Faro Lighthouse

Rincon, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #4 of 10 attractions in Rincon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Find a maritime museum and dolphin-spotting platform at this lighthouse in Rincon.
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The park like area around the lighthouse has some excellent views of the Rincon beach. A nice spot for photo opportunities.

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

There's a couple of locals there that make roadside jewelry. The lighthouse itself is quite nice, but nothing astounding. The adjacent waters and surrounding flowers are a nice touch, but really only something to see if you are looking for a photo op. There were locals there (or maybe they were surfers) that were drinking and left beer cans laying... More

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Birmingham, AL
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Gorgeous view from atop the hill as you look down onto the beach. This beach has a beautiful reef, so if you have time to wade in the water (only about three feet deep, but wear swim shoes or else your feet will not be happy), you can see some beautiful formations. I was also able to see a whale... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This was a very relaxing visit too the light house. Just wish we could have went inside to see from higher ground. Very pretty

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Cotuit, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This over looks the most awesome surfing break in all the Caribbean. Just north of RIncon, plenty of easy parking.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The lighthouse is actually the least interesting part of this spot. The best thing, by far, is the view. 270 degrees of clear ocean, sandy beaches, and interesting rock formations being smashed by big waves. You'll see surfers, pelicans, lizards, and gorgeous sunsets. Some have seen whales and dolphins, though I was not as lucky! The grounds are also beautiful,... More

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Mayaguez
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I gave a more detailed review of this place recently and nothing much has changed. However, all the vendors, jewelry, shell, and junk sellers have been moved out of the parking lot and across the street. This is more organized and frees up more parking spaces. The Beach Glass is about the only local and interesting item and most of... More

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chicago Il
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126 reviews 126 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This is a really interesting site to visit Nowhere else have we seen pods of dolphin and a whale .Great views of surfers and shoreline .That being said- sad to say the vandals have really ruined a great place .P/R gov must have poured a ton of money into renovating this place only to have it ruined by vandals .Graffiti... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The lighthouse is neat and worth a quick stop. Beautiful views from the board walk along the area and right next to Domes Beach. I wouldn't go out of my way to check this out as it's views aren't unique to the area.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Free parking, secure feeling, lovely view over Domes Beach. Very well maintained. Rest rooms very nice and fully accessible. Terrific spot for watching surfers if the waves are up.

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