Fero de las Cabezas de San Juan Lighthouse

Set on the grounds of the Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve is Fero de las Cabezas de San Juan, a lighthouse erected by the Spanish in 1882 to guide sailors in the dark. It is located on the northeaster point of Cape San Juan, one of the highest points on the island.

What to Expect

Many people visit this lighthouse for a climb to the top for one of the most breathtaking views on the island. You can also explore the surrounding Nature Center and follow the trails mapped out around the lighthouse.

The architectural design is neo-classic and has a slightly castle-like appearance.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in the vicinity of Fajardo if you plan on visiting Fero de las Cabezas de San Juan Lighthouse, since visitors to this area of Puerto Rico will have easy access to this lighthouse throughout their trip. There are a decent selection of hotels placed in the area surrounding the lighthouse.

Hotels near Fero de las Cabezas de San Juan Lighthouse
Hotel Type Distance Direction
El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Resort 1.7 mi. (3.4 km) SSW
Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Resort 1.9 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
Fajardo Inn Resort 3.4 mi. (1.3 km) SSW
Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn Hotel 6.4 mi. (0.4 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

Island staples like golfing and beach-going are also widely available in the surrounding areas. Lighthouse patrons also interested in golfing will be pleased to learn of the closest golf course to the museum, El Conquistador Resort & Country Club. If you aren't a golfer, think about heading over to Seven Seas Beach, one of the closest beaches to this landmark. But, an additional selection of golf and beach attractions are situated in the vicinity. Fortunately, guests will also have access to one or two nearby other place of interest within a short distance. The most nearby indoor place of interest to this lighthouse is Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, which you can find a short distance away.


Operating Hours

You can visit the lighthouse on weekends, and tours are available at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.


Admission into the nature reserve and the lighthouse is free, but reservations are required.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 722-5882 Or (787) 860-2560

Website: http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/prvi/pr8.htm

Location: The vicinity of Fajardo, Puerto Rico


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