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

Those wishing to visit Cruceta El Vigia may choose to book their trip in Ponce, as guests staying in this part of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of easy monument access for the duration of their trip. There is a reasonably good selection of hotels in the area within the vicinity of Cruceta El Vigia.

Hotels near Cruceta El Vigia
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino 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

The monument will be a great choice for those looking to find a variety of dining possibilities in the vicinity. The nearest restaurant is Lola's Eclectic Cuisine, which has a menu full of eclectic meals. It is maybe about a half mile away from this landmark, so check it out and eat up! Also within reach, you and your companions will find options such as Melao and La Ceiba where you and your party shouldn't end your meal without sampling their specialty comfort food.


Operating Hours

The site is closed on Mondays.


If you need to know the price of admission, you should call 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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