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

Punta Higuero Lighthouse is located in an area within Puerto Rico, which means travelers to this part of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of easy lighthouse access throughout their trip. There are a good number of hotels in the region within range of this landmark.

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 Bed & Breakfast Inn B & B -- --

Location and What's Nearby

There is a modest selection closely located out-of-doors enterprises to enjoy when you and your party aren't viewing Punta Higuero Lighthouse. Vacationers with an interest in trying out their talents on the golf course, might want to do so at the closest golfing opportunity, which is Borinquen Golf Club. Many days can also be planned at Pointe Beach, the most close-by beach. Although the selection isn't overly extensive, a few additional comparable beach and golf options to choose from nearby. Fortunately, lighthouse visitors will also be able to find at least one additional attraction within a short distance. The most accessible indoor attraction to this lighthouse is Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, which you can find 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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