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 region of Puerto Rico will be pleased to have easy lighthouse access throughout their trip. Though the area isn't a massive tourist destination, you'll still find a reasonable selection of hotel options to choose from.

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

You won't have a hunger problem if you linger at this lighthouse; you'll find a great concentration of local restaurants in this general area. El Meson Sandwiches Cam El Mango, which serves American food, is very close-by, making it a great option for patrons here. It's maybe about a mile and a half away from this site's location, so stop in and enjoy a meal. Also within a short distance, you and your companions will come across eateries including Carvel and RB Restaurant where you will want to try out International cuisine and enjoy the culture of Puerto Rico.


Contact Information

Location: Aguadilla, Puerto Rico


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