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

You may enjoy staying in a welcoming part of Puerto Rico if you plan on visiting Guanica Lighthouse, as travelers to this region of Puerto Rico will be pleased to have easy access to this lighthouse for the duration of their trip. With only a few hotels in the area surrounding the lighthouse, only a little foot movement might be bargained for.

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

When you're ready for some fun in the sun, check out Cana Gorda Beach, the most convenient beach to access from the lighthouse.


Operating Hours

You might want to call the lighthouse ahead to find out their operating hours.


Show up at this institution with plans to pay the cost of admission, which your party can nail down by phoning before you leave.

Contact Information

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

Location: Route 333, Puerto Rico


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