Punta Higuero Lighthouse

Located in the popular surf town of Rincon, the Punta Higuero Lighthouse was originally built in 1892 and has since aided many a water craft navigate the dangerous waters off the coast of Puerto Rico. Although the lighthouse was damaged in an earthquake in 1918, it was quickly refurbished and stands tall to this day.

What to Expect

From Rincon Lighthouse Park, which surrounds Punta Higuero Lighthouse you can take in the picturesque views of Isla Desecheo, the sea, and the sunset. During the winter months you may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the migratory humpback whales.

When Punta Higuero Lighthouse was originally built it was made of brick, but after the earthquake, the tower was rebuilt in cement. The tower is 70 feet tall.

Staying Close

A welcoming part of Puerto Rico is a good option for those wishing to visit Punta Higuero Lighthouse, because visitors to this area of Puerto Rico will be excited to have convenient access to the lighthouse for the duration of their trip. If you want to stay somewhere close to Punta Higuero Lighthouse, you'll enjoy a moderate selection of lodging options close-by.

Hotels near Punta Higuero Lighthouse
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Sole Beach Club Inn Hotel 0.3 mi. (3.3 km) SE
Lazy Parrot Inn Hotel 0.9 mi. (3.1 km) E
Casa Verde Hotel Hotel 0.9 mi. (4.1 km) NE
Punta Taino Guest House Guest house 1.0 mi. (4.1 km) NE
Tamboo Beside the Pointe Inn Hotel 1.2 mi. (4.2 km) NE
Casa Isleña Inn Hotel 1.3 mi. (4.3 km) ENE
The English Rose B & B -- --

Location and What's Nearby

Punta Higuero Lighthouse guests will be able to enjoy a choice of island activities like golfing and heading to the beach within traveling distance. Vacationers who will enjoy testing their talents on the course, will be able to do so at the most convenient golfing option, which is Borinquen Golf Club. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, think about checking out Pointe Beach, the closest beach. Additionally, you will likely find one or two additional golf and beach opportunities in the neighborhood. Luckily, you'll also find a few additional attraction within a short distance. Another site to have some fun near Punta Higuero Lighthouse is Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, and you'll find it a short distance away.


Operating Hours

Punta Higuero Lighthouse opens every day at sun rise, and remains open until 6:00 p.m.


You can visit Punta Higuero Lighthouse for free, and parking is free as well.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 823-5024

Location: Rt 4413, Punta Higuero, Puerto Rico


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