CABO DE PALOS

CABO DE PALOS

Cabo de Palos is a rocky headland in the municipality of Cartagena, in the region of Murcia. The name Palos is derived from the Latin word palus which means lagoon, a reference to the Mar Menor.

During your visit to Cabo de Palos, it is worth going to the southern shore of the headland where you will find the port and marina. This idyllic spot is the hub of social and economic activity in the town where you will find shops, bars, restaurants alongside the fisherman who are constantly at work, all of which are busy throughout the year.

Cabo de Palos has a stream of visitors some of which are attracted to the dive centres in the area. The marine reserve of Cabo de Palos and Islas Hormigas is one of the most popular destinations for lovers of underwater exploration in Spain, offering a chance to observe not only the marine fauna which inhabits the volcanic underwater rocks but also various wrecks which have fallen foul of inclement conditions around the rocky headland over the centuries.

Another great attraction in Cabo de Palos is the lighthouse. The lighthouse is considered a Site of Cultural Interest, so it is open to visitors all year round. At 51 metres tall, the building is the second tallest lighthouse in Spain after the 69-metre Chipiona Lighthouse in Cadiz. There are 300 steps you need to climb to reach the top.

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