Monte Hermoso is a town located on the Atlantic coast of Argentina, some east of the city of Bahia Blanca, in the south of the Province of Buenos Aires. It is the capital of the partido of Monte Hermoso.
Founded at the beginning of the twentieth century, Monte Hermoso is a family seaside resort with more than of beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and with the unique characteristic in Argentina of having both sunrises and sunsets over the sea.
The summer climate of Monte Hermoso is more temperate than that of other major seaside resorts due to the sea breeze effect [*], while the water itself is warmer
[*], making for a pleasant beach experience.
The lighthouse, Faro Recalada a Bahia Blanca, high and the tallest in South America, is situated on the coastal road to Sauce Grande about east of the resort, where it marks the route to the nearby port of Bahia Blanca. Prefabricated in France by the same construction company, Barbier Bernad and Turenne that built the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it was erected in Argentina under the direction of Engineer Luigi, who also supervised the construction of the nearby naval base at Puerto Belgrano. Opened on 1 January 1906, the manned lighthouse, painted in red and white and giving out a white flash every 9 seconds, comprises an octagonal pyramidal cast iron tower with a central cylinder lantern and gallery. Guided tours of the lighthouse are provided daily.
Informative and commercial site
Recalada Lighthouse (English)
Faro Recalada (Spanish)
Lighthouses of Argentina
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