Set on the Coast Guard Base in Aguadilla, the Point Borinquen Lighthouse was originally built by the Spanish government in 1889, but destroyed by a tsunami in 1918. The next incarnation was built on higher grounds, but the ruins of the original lighthouse have been left untouched for generations.
Point Borinquen Lighthouse is not necessarily a tourist attraction, especially due to its location on the Coast Guard Base. Still, the tall beauty can be seen from afar by lovers of lighthouses.
The original lighthouse stood tall at the center of a one-story, 13 room building that houses two keepers. When the original was demolished, now known as the Ruins of Aquadilla, an octagonal tower that stands alone was constructed nearby.
Point Borinquen Lighthouse is located in the vicinity of Aguadilla, ensuring those visiting this area of Puerto Rico will be pleased to have easy access to this lighthouse throughout their trip. There is a decent amount of hotels around the region surrounding the lighthouse.
|Hotel el Faro||Hotel||1.5 mi. (3.4 km)||SE|
|Hotel Villa Forin||Hotel||1.6 mi. (3.3 km)||SE|
|Courtyard By Marriott Aguadilla||Hotel||2.3 mi. (7.8 km)||NE|
|Hotel Cielo Mar||Hotel||2.5 mi. (1.7 km)||S|
|El Pedregal||Lodge||2.5 mi. (1.8 km)||SSE|
|Hotel Parador La Cima||Hotel||3.8 mi. (9.0 km)||ENE|
|Villa Montaña Beach Resort||Resort||4.6 mi. (10.1 km)||ENE|
Vacationers who want to relax in the sun or take part in a number of recreational activities will enjoy the local outdoor perks, including Borinquen Golf Club and The Shacks. The Shacks is less than a mile from this attraction.
Location: Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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