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El Faro Lighthouse

Rincon, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Rincon
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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Palmer, MA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ample parking at the lighthouse on an October weekday. We walked out to the pavilion overlooking Domes beach to watch the surfers, and take in the views. Nice spot with bathroom facilities, and lots of parking.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Beautiful lighthouse. You can see Desecheo Island and below is Dones Beach. You will see surfers doing their thing below from the lighthouse. Last few times we've been there we have seen many Iguanas near the lighthouse and it's palm trees.

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Berwyn, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

nice park with a view of the ocean surrounding the lighthouse.what else can I say about a lighthouse with a park around it?

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Always a must see while in Rincon. In March sometimes you can see the whales from this location. If not, great spot to watch surfers.

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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Pretty little lighthouse with short walk out to great views of the surrounding beach and ocean. A nice quick stop along the coast.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We trotted by lighthouse, area looked clean and tranquil during the morning ride. A couple of vendors were situated right in front. We were told many happy couples marry in the gazebos.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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35 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Yes, there are no facilities, but who cares. You come here for the view and the well kept grounds. Plants and flowers are beautiful, especially with the bright white lighthouse and blue ocean in the background. Lots of spectacular views. There are usually a couple of vendors in the parking area as well with food and souvenirs if you need... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

As with many things in PR, it is a beautiful place with lots of potential but poorly maintained. Railings down, dirty restrooms. Vegetation is ok, and the view is spectacular. I proposed to my wife here 1998 and it looked way better. I was sad to see that the souvenir store is no longer there. It's a nice 20-30 min... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Really nice historic lighthouse. Great ocean views and breezes. Great view of Domes beach. Lots of seating and shade trees. One of the few places on the island that they clean up the trash.

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Newark, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoyed the view. We learn more about the history of Puerto Rico. The aquarium was small but beautiful. looking forward to visiting again.

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