Point Borinquen Lighthouse

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.

What to Expect

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.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Point Borinquen Lighthouse may choose to book their trip in the vicinity of Aguadilla, as visitors to this area of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of convenient access to the lighthouse during their visit. There is a fair selection of lodgings around the region within the vicinity of Point Borinquen Lighthouse.

Hotels near Point Borinquen Lighthouse
Hotel Type Distance Direction
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

Location and What's Nearby

Vacationers who love going outdoors for some exercise or relaxation might want to head to the museum's nearby extras, such as Borinquen Golf Club and The Shacks. This beach is less than a mile from this attraction.


Contact Information

Location: Aguadilla, Puerto Rico


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