El Faro Lighthouse

Photo Credit: © Frank Kovalcheck CC BY

Located in Marina Vallartas is the 110-foot tall lighthouse called "El Faro," which translates to "the Lighthouse." This spot is popular amongst tourists because the trek to the top of the tower results in an opportunity to listen to live music and gab a few drinks in a circular lounge.

Staying Close

Downtown Playa del Carmen is a good option for those wishing to visit El Faro Lighthouse, since travelers to this area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have the benefit of easy lighthouse access for the duration of their trip. Since there is a wide selection of places to stay near El Faro Lighthouse, those wishing to stay in the area will easily find something that suits their particular needs.

Hotels near El Faro Lighthouse
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Hotel Delfin Playa Hotel -- --
Hotel La Rana Cansada Hotel 0.0 mi. (1.2 km) W
Hotel Encanto El Faro Resort 0.0 mi. (1.2 km) WNW
Mosquito Beach Hotel Club Resort 0.0 mi. (1.1 km) N
Hotel Colibri Hotel 0.1 mi. (1.3 km) WSW
The Beach House Hotel 0.1 mi. (1.3 km) SW
Blue Pearl Suites Hotel 0.1 mi. (1.2 km) N

Location and What's Nearby

There are a couple of nearby out-of-doors enterprises to pursue during down time, when you and your group aren't exploring El Faro Lighthouse. Visitors who will enjoy showing their aptitude at the golf course, will be able to do so at the closest golfing option, which is El Camaleon Mayakoba. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, you're not out of luck - head to El Faro, one of the closest beaches to this landmark. Additionally, your group might encounter some extra golf and beach options in the neighborhood. Lighthouse guests are also close to a small group of additional landmarks within close proximity. One of the few additional landmarks in the area by this lighthouse that you will likely take pleasure in is Plaza 28 De Julio Park.



It is free to visit El Faro, though you may end up spending some money in the lounge.

Contact Information

Location: downtown Playa del Carmen, Mexico


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