Punta Jandía Lighthouse
|Year first constructed||1864|
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||unpainted tower, white lantern|
|Tower height||19 metres (62 ft)|
|Focal height||33 metres (108 ft)|
|Range||22 nautical miles (41 km; 25 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 4s.|
|Managing agent||Autoridad Portuaria de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria|
The Punta Jandía Lighthouse (Spanish: Faro de Punta Jandía) is an active lighthouse on the Canary island of Fuerteventura. The name derives from its location on the Punta de Jandía (Point of Jandía), at the end of the much larger Jandía peninsula, which forms the south west part of the island.
Built in a similar style to other Canarian 19th century lights, it consists of a whitewashed single storey house, with dark volcanic rock used for the masonry detailing. A 19 m masonry tower is attached to the side of the house facing the Atlantic Ocean.
The interior of the keeper's house has been converted into an interpretation centre for the Jandía nature reserve. There are five different coloured rooms, each one displaying information about a particular aspect of the reserve, such as its volcanic geology, vegetation, animals and maritime life, which also includes information about the lighthouse.
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