Guanica Lighthouse

A historic lighthouse located in the Guanica State Forest, the Guanica Lighthouse was first lit in 1893, and served until 1950. The historical significance of this site comes from the tale of lighthouse keeper Robustiano Rivera, who, in July of 1898, spotted the American forces as they were lading on the island during the Spanish-American war, and was able to warn local residents.

Since the lighthouse closed in 1950 it has fallen into complete disrepair and is little more than ruins. The city of Guanica has bought the property and has promised to restore it, though work has not yet begun.

What to Expect

Not much remains of the Guanica Lighthouse, and the area is fenced off to the public.

The Guanica Lighthouse was built 1893. It has an octagonal masonry tower mounted on a keeper's quarters. The building is 50 feet long by 28 feet wide and has stone walls covered in white stucco. The tower measures 33 feet tall and once projected light that was eight miles long.

Staying Close

A welcoming part of Puerto Rico is a good option for those wishing to visit Guanica Lighthouse, since those staying in this area of Puerto Rico will have easy lighthouse access during their time there. With just a small number of accommodations in the neighborhood around Guanica Lighthouse, a small amount of foot movement should be bargained on.

Hotels near Guanica Lighthouse
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
Parador Guanica 1929 Hotel Puerto Rico 2.2 mi. (2.1 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

There are enough eateries to keep foreigners satisfied in the neighborhood surrounding the lighthouse. The closest restaurant is Cafe Migdaly, a great eatery to enjoy a meal at before checking out the lighthouse. Cana Gorda Cafe Tropical and Naz Cocktail are a couple other refreshment choices nearby where you have the chance to give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the Puerto Rico scene.


Operating Hours

The operating hours for the lighthouse aren't readily available, meaning your smartest option is phoning in advance to make sure the property is going to be open to visitors when you mean to make an appearance.


Arrive at this destination with plans to pay the cost of admission, which your group can learn by calling before you leave.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 821-4343
FAX: (787) 821-0092

Location: Route 333, Puerto Rico


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