Cruceta El Vigia

The Cruceta El Vigia, in English the Watchman Cross, is a large stone cross with class windows along the front looking over the water. It is built on the same location where the early Puerto Ricans has a lookout tower in the shape of a cross. From here they would be on the lookout for enemy ships and pirates. The modern cross is built in honor of the watchmen.

What to Expect

Visitors to the site will be able to enter the cross and go up to the top where they will have fantastic views of the water.

The monument is clearly recognizable. The stone cross is over 100 feet high with dark glass windows. Surrounding the cross is a small Japanese garden that plays Zen Music; a perfect place to relax.

Staying Close

Ponce is a good option for those wishing to visit Cruceta El Vigia, since those staying in this part of Puerto Rico will have easy access to this monument for the duration of their trip. Although the area doesn't see tremendous numbers of tourists, you'll still find at least a handful of lodgings to pick from.

Hotels near Cruceta El Vigia
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Ramada Ponce Hotel 0.6 mi. (0.6 km) SE
Hotel Belgica Hotel 0.7 mi. (0.4 km) SE
Hotel Meliá Hotel 0.8 mi. (0.7 km) SE
Howard Johnson Ponce Hotel 3.0 mi. (4.3 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

Monument guests will have no problem finding a meal, since you'll find a concentration of dining possibilities within traveling distance. Lola's Eclectic Cuisine, which sells eclectic food, is very close-by, making it a great option for patrons here. The dining establishment is a small ways off, but far enough that you may need to arrange for employing a type of transportation to get there. Melao and Archipielago are some more restaurant choices nearby. At Archipielago you and your party can try a bite of Caribbean fare and enjoy the local foods and culture of Puerto Rico.


Operating Hours

The site is closed on Mondays.


If you need to know the price of admission, dial up Cruceta El Vigia before your visit to find out if they charge, and if so, how much.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 843-0060

Location: 17 El Vigia, Ponce, Puerto Rico


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