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Parque de Cabo Mayor

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Address: Avenida Faro s/n, 39012 Santander, Spain
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Simply breathtaking

Sometimes in life you feel very grateful, walking here will definitely bring you joy. A great way to start the day and a must see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2016
Damien C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Sometimes in life you feel very grateful, walking here will definitely bring you joy. A great way to start the day and a must see.

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit for the views of the coast and the Picos mountains in the distance. There was an art exhibition in the lighthouse of lighthouse paintings! You couldn't go upstairs in the lighthouse which was a shame. It was free entry though. There was a nice looking cafe nearby.

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beirut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The park is huge and the lighthouse can be seen on a steep cliff hanging over the Atlantic ocean. Stunning view, strong wind and savage country side. The access from the park to the Cabo Mayor is through a narrow path and stairs. In front of the lighthouse there is a monument to the victims of the civil war and... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

A small park that sits around the Cabo Mayor lighthouse. It is not very big but has spectacular views of the city, the Sardinero beaches and the peninsula de La Magdalena. On a clear day you can see far along the coast towards the Basque Country. On stormy days the waves beating against the cliffs make an impressive show.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Was a blustery day when we went, but didn't rain. Spectacular views and crashing waves. Couldn't get into the light house as it was closed for siesta but went for a long walk around the area. Went to cafe El forno next to it but was average and more expensive than in the town but your paying for the views.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The lighthouse is a feature landmark of the landscape but also contains a museum with great historical features and an art gallery with art themed around the lighthouse and the sea.

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Gloucestershire UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Not to strenuous and well worth the effort of the climb up to the lighthouse with superb views of the Santander bay. I used Google Earth to locate the pathway at the beginning of the walk next to the café bar Caronna which served a good coffee on our return.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This park is full of abundant wildlife, breathtaking scenery and many interesting species of butterflies and birds. It's a highlight of Santander, and a good opportunity to be away from people yet not completely away. The rocks here are excellent for walkers, the altitude is impressive enough, and it's all spotlessly clean mostly. You should arrive here by carefully following... More 

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Little Canfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We followed the Matalenas coastal path to the Faro de Cabo Mayor. Lots of information boards along the path explain the different sea-birds that can be seen. The coastal views are spectacular and the path is an easy walk. We went on a Monday and the lighthouse was closed....it didn't really matter as it was worth the walk for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Really nice place to walk, and see Santander from a distance. Amazing pi tures you can take from. Avoid after rainy weather.

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