THE viewpoint of the lighthouse, overlooking El Faro in Santa Pola and Gran Alacant has been closed by the council. The town hall said it had been sealed off as a precautionary measure as liability insurance is not yet in place and so there would be no cover for visitors in case of an accident.
There has been an influx of people to the lookout recently with the government team saying they had acknowledged this, but they had not yet authorised its official opening. The lookout has been a point of controversy since the 100m construction was built with metal in a natural area. The total build cost was €300,000.