We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Only open 2-4 on Wednedays”

Farol de Alfanzina/Alfanzina lighthouse
Book In Advance
More Info
US$349.21*
and up
Private Tour Benagil Caves from Portimao
Ranked #6 of 11 things to do in Carvoeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

We had a nice visit to the lighthouse. The views from the top are really good along the cliffs.

It is only open from 2-4 on Wednesday afternoons, but the entry is free and the lighthouse keeper takes you up to the top where you can walk around the outside and go up into the dome at the top.

The climb isn’t too strenous- at the top there is quite a steep and narrow ladder but we got up with a three year old.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BenT665
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (112)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"rocha brava"
in 4 reviews
"wednesday afternoons"
in 2 reviews
"be careful"
in 3 reviews
"cliff top"
in 2 reviews
"nice walk"
in 3 reviews
"stunning views"
in 2 reviews
"trail"
in 7 reviews
"engineering"
in 2 reviews
"mercury"
in 2 reviews
"landmark"
in 2 reviews
"scenery"
in 4 reviews
"ladder"
in 2 reviews
"flashed"
in 2 reviews
"sink"
in 2 reviews
"holes"
in 4 reviews
"visitors"
in 3 reviews
"struggle"
in 2 reviews
Filter

12 - 16 of 112 reviews

Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

There is only a lighthouse to see
I recommend to go to Marina Beach views are better than here so you save time

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LaupomHK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed April 1, 2018

This was just down the road from our villa so we walked past it many many times. It is worth taking the trip to see it although only possible from the outside at the time we were there. We became very fond of the lighthouse which at night is a lovely sight to behold...it's ok during the day too, just more dramatic in the dark.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank J8140FVheathers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed November 24, 2017

You can walk or drive down the road just after Rocha Brava to this lighthouse on the cliffs. One or two families live in the building itself in a compound, so the public are prohibited from inspecting the lighthouse up close. There is a nice enough view from the adjacent cliffs and some soak holes are nearby.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank DrJohnDublin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed October 23, 2017

TBH we didn't actually visit the lighthouse itself but rather walked around it so this review is about the location rather than the lighthouse - as far as view goes you would struggle to beat this one - spent hours just wandering around the cliffs and sitting watching the boats sail past with the most amazing and energising view I have seen for a long while. If you are in the area and looking for a superb walk with stunning views this area needs to be added to your tour of the coastline - keep to the northern trail and you will soon (about 2 miles) emerge on one of the most beautiful little beach coves in the world - I didnt go dressed for swimming but that didnt stop me skinny dipping in front of the crowds and that's another gear thing about Portugal - the locals are just so fabulous at accepting us nutty tourists - nobody flinched a eyelid - apart from my wife who was more than bemused - but then again she did join me ;-)

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Cyrus M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Farol de Alfanzina/Alfanzina lighthouse also viewed

Carvoeiro, Faro District
Carvoeiro, Faro District
 
Carvoeiro, Faro District
Caramujeira, Faro District
 

Been to Farol de Alfanzina/Alfanzina lighthouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing