Castillo de Tostón

El Cotillo

Tubby Castillo de Tostón is not really a castle, more a Martello tower. The art and history displays within are interesting, but the star attraction here is the sweeping view of the surf beach to the south. You may find the castillo shut, however – when we visited there was rather old-looking tape across the entrance. Note the two ancient lime kilns, a stone's throw away.

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