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 easy lighthouse access during their time there. There are a large number of lodgings close to El Faro Lighthouse.

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 closely located outdoor enterprises to engage in when you and your group are not taking in El Faro Lighthouse. Tourists interested in showing their skills around the course, can do so at the closest golfing facility, which is Playacar Golf Course. If you aren't a golfer, consider spending some time at El Faro, which is the closest coastline to visit. Though there isn't a huge selection, a few other equally enjoyable outdoor activities to choose from nearby. If you and your family would rather stay out of the sun, there is also a brief selection of other interesting local sites you may want to check out. The nearest indoor place of interest to El Faro Lighthouse is Plaza 28 De Julio Park, which can be found a short distance away.



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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