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“Must See” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Faro Lighthouse

El Faro Lighthouse
Rincon, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Rincon
Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums, Landmarks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Find a maritime museum and dolphin-spotting platform at this lighthouse in Rincon.
Birmingham, AL
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82 reviews 82 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Must See”
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 pop up and shoot water from its blowhole. The locals told me that this is a good beach for sightings. Lucky me.

Visited March 2014
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fun visit”
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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22 attraction reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Pretty setting”
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.

Visited March 2014
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
“Gorgeous views and park grounds”
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, with lush trees, palms, and flowers. The whole time I was there, I couldn't stop thinking how gorgeous the place would be for a destination wedding.

Must see! I've been here in 2012 and 2014, and loved it both times.

Visited February 2014
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Mayaguez
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33 attraction reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Junk Moved out of the Parking Lot”
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 it is fake. [1]

[1] Beach Glass is broken bottles and other trash glass usually from sewage outfalls and garbage dumps. After the glass shards are tumbled in the sands of the beach for a few years they become smooth and fogged. Sellers who do not wish to collect authentic beach glass just put some broken glass and sand in a commercial gem tumbler.

Visited February 2014
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