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Erosion has made impossible to get to the Farol by car. You have to park a few yards away and walk up to it and what you will find is part of the road falling down the hillside into the sea and some handcraft shops.
"Why?" you may ask--because it's the easternmost point of continental South America (and therefore the easternmost point of the Americas. "Continental" because South America has islands that sit more easterly than the continent, including Fernando de Noronha, which is really worth a visit too).
There is something about being at the eastern most point of the Americas. The lighthouse itself looks cool but I found just looking out at the Atlantic Ocean the most enjoyable part of the entire experience. The cliffs are falling away but the affected areas...More
This site has both good and bad associated with it. The farol is at the easternmost point of the Americas, and the views out onto the Atlantic are fantastic. Due to a variety of reasons, however, the cliffs upon which the "lighthouse" (no house) was...More