Capdepera lighthouse
Capdepera lighthouse
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Rantin rover
Biggar, UK8,443 contributions
Couples
The lighthouse is located about 1km from Hotel Cala Gat on the outskirts of Cala Ratjada so it‘s only a few minutes drive from there or a 15 minute walk - it’s signposted “Far de Capdepera“. It’s popular with people having a stroll and with motorists so be prepared if you are in the latter category because the road is single track and has a few twists and turns. It’s well surfaced and there are a few passing places but generally if you meet a vehicle coming in the opposite direction you just have to somehow manoeuvre past each other. There is a turning area next to the lighthouse itself and parking is wherever you can find a space by the side of the road (obviously not in the turning area).

This is the most easterly point on Mallorca and the lighthouse, first built in 1861, looks out towards Menorca.

There wasn’t any access to the building itself - it’s still operational - however there are plenty of well worn trails in the area to give you a variety of angles for taking photographs of the structure and generally it’s a very scenic setting overlooking Cala Ratjada.

Also within sight and walking distance of the lighthouse is a medieval watchtower ruin, Torre Escbucada, which has sadly been vandalised on it’s most complete side by graffiti artists. A short walk towards the cliff here gives another view of the lighthouse and a slightly more tranquil view out to sea away from the large numbers of people who visit the area.

No facilities at the site or fees applicable as far as we could establish.
Written October 2, 2015
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Robert V
Rijeka, Croatia66 contributions
Good to see if you are traveling nearby. Nice landscapes, huge cliffs. Take a glass of vine and enjoy sunset or even better - sunrise!
Written July 7, 2021
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Iheartvegan
Falmouth, UK273 contributions
Family
Our flight got in to Palma in the early hours and we were staying in Arta but had a lot of time to kill before anything even opened. We drove to Arta and chose the nearest point to view sunrise. We got to the lighthouse when it was pitch black, the sky was full of stars and the lighthouse shone and looked just stunning. We sat on the wall and just watched the light slowly come in creating layers of colour in the sky. Blues and pinks and oranges, and then eventually the sun crept up. It was just the most magical morning and amazing start to our holiday.
Written August 15, 2017
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hermdeck
24 contributions
Family
The lighthouse is quaint, but the hike to and around made it excellent! Spend some time on the various trails to and around the lighthouse for some great views!
Written April 27, 2016
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Valeriu
London, UK11 contributions
We took the route through the forest which takes about 30 min from the centre of Cala Ratjada. Try to get there at the time of sunset. Excellent views over the cliffs and sea.
Written August 30, 2021
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Archie_XX
Archie_XX27 contributions
Couples
Road seems to go on forever. To avoid walking on the road I recommend starting at the Port and follow the path around the coast as far as Cala Gat with the small cove and beach. You can then rejoin the road for the last bit which is much quieter.
Written September 27, 2018
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Bob C
Dorset, UK91 contributions
Couples
We could easily see Menorca yet it wasnt a fantastic day, also good view over the town itself looking southwards, easy to walk up from town takes about 30 minutes
Written May 10, 2018
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Edward_Lawton
Wesham, UK3,213 contributions
Solo
Visited here whilst Home in Mallorca,this is an area of natural outstanding beauty,bit of a hike but well worth it for the amazing views.
Written February 3, 2018
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Nick W
Luton UK34 contributions
Couples
Bit of a walk from cala rajada port but well worth the effort, can be easily reached by car, spectacular views all around and Minorca can be seen on less hazy days.
Written October 10, 2016
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Thomas_712013
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia34 contributions
Family
It is a perfect stop for a picnic at sunset. Easily reachable by car or on foot. The views are simply stunning.
Written August 21, 2016
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