Punta Tuna Lighthouse

Still actively providing light to help water crafts navigate through the dark waters of Puerto Rico at night, the Punta Tuna Lighthouse fell into serious disrepair after the Coast Guard ceased control of it. Today, the light house is being rebuilt, but the project is slow going.

What to Expect

Inside the lighthouse, on the second floor, is a small museum featuring pre-Columbian artifacts found by a local resident named Andres. Andres also runs the museum, so if you have questions about anything on display, he is the guy to ask.

Originally built in the 19th century, the lighthouse is a 49-foot octagonal tower in the center of a two story light-keepers house that is now used as a small museum.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Punta Tuna Lighthouse may choose to book their trip in a welcoming part of Puerto Rico, since travelers to this region of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of easy access to this lighthouse throughout their trip. With just a few accommodations around the neighborhood surrounding this lighthouse, relatively little foot movement can be anticipated.

Hotels near Punta Tuna Lighthouse
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Caribe Playa Beach Resort Hotel 3.3 mi. (9.0 km) W
Caribbean Paradise Hotel Hotel 3.8 mi. (8.4 km) W
Parador Costa Del Mar Hotel 4.6 mi. (4.8 km) NE
Hotel Parador Palmas de Lucia Hotel 4.8 mi. (4.4 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

Visitors to Punta Tuna Lighthouse will be able to find a modest selection of island pastimes like golfing and heading to the beach within traveling distance. Lighthouse patrons who would also like to work on their golf game will be pleased to learn of the closest golf course to the museum, Palm at Palmas del Mar Golf Club. Long hours can also be filled with time at Maunabo Beach, the nearest beach. On top of that, you might run into one or two additional outdoor opportunities in the region. Luckily, you will also find a few indoor place of interest within a short distance. An additional attraction to visit near Punta Tuna Lighthouse is Stadio Rosario Francisco Paoli, which can be found a short distance away.

Information

Operating Hours

The lighthouse and its grounds are open to the public everyday except for Monday and Tuesday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m..

Payment

Arrive at this landmark with plans to hand over the price of admission, which your group can learn by calling beforehand.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 861-0301

Location: Route 760, Puerto Rico

 

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