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Parque de Cabo Mayor

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Address: Avenida Faro s/n, 39012 Santander, Spain
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Wonderful view and nice walk

From the lighthouse there is a nice path going down to the beach. We just went until the end of the half island with our dog. Very nice view to Santander and the Atlantic Ocean... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
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Zurich, Switzerland

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

From the lighthouse there is a nice path going down to the beach. We just went until the end of the half island with our dog. Very nice view to Santander and the Atlantic Ocean, stunnig rock fomations a lot of nature to explore! We will come back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Along the coast of the Parque de Matalenñas the view is breathtaking and lots of people were enjoying their walk. Found inner calmness just by seeing the Atlantic ocean on the cape.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

All around here there are the most beautiful cliff top walks and views. People of all ages are walking and enjoying themselves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 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 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 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 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 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 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 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 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 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 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 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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