Cabo Rojo Lighthouse

Cabo Rojo Lighthouse
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Marvel at a historic lighthouse on the southwestern tip of Puerto Rico, where the still-working tower offers spectacular views of the Morrillos Peninsula.

The Cabo Rojo Lighthouse, also known as “Faro de Los Morrillos,” is a striking landmark in one of the most spectacular parts of the Cabo Rojo region of Puerto Rico. The working lighthouse stands on dramatic cliffs at the southwestern tip of the island, still guiding ships around the rocks. Climb its tower for expansive views of cove beaches, a jagged limestone coastline and the glistening Caribbean Sea.

Visit an operational lighthouse that has been guiding ships since the late 19th century. The beacon became automated in 1967 and the whole building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was renovated in the early 21st century. Today it is one of the most popular destinations in Cabo Rojo.

Take photos of the lighthouse, framed by the backdrop of the ocean. The building is painted in its original colors of light gray, enhanced by white edges and bright green window panels.

Inside the lighthouse, find a small photography exhibit and the stairs to the top of the tower. Admire the cast-iron, copper and glass lantern, which still flashes at night. From here, you have views of the Morillos Peninsula and the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge. Park rangers in the lighthouse are happy to answer any questions you have.

Follow the walking trails around the base of the lighthouse. The beacon is situated on cliffs that are about 200 feet (60 meters) high. Stay away from the edge, as the limestone is liable to crumble. Stroll down to the sheltered beach of La Playuela, which is in a cove beneath the lighthouse.

Cabo Rojo Lighthouse is about 30 minutes south of Cabo Rojo’s town center by car. Park at the end of the road and ride a free trolley service to the landmark. The lighthouse is open every day of the week except Wednesdays. Explore the lighthouse and climb the tower for free. Come during the week to avoid larger weekend crowds.

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