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 nice area within Puerto Rico is a good option for those wishing to visit Punta Higuero Lighthouse, because guests staying in this region of Puerto Rico will be pleased to have convenient access to the lighthouse throughout their trip. There is a respectable number of lodgings in the area around Punta Higuero Lighthouse.

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

If you find your belly rumbling after your lighthouse visit, don't worry -- you can find a great concentration of lunch and dinner options in this general area. Red Flamboyan, which has a menu full of Caribbean meals, is also the most convenient option for visitors to this site. It is only around three quarters of a mile away from this landmark, so grab a table and place your order. Also near Punta Higuero Lighthouse you will encounter restaurants like Ode to the Elephants and Wine Cellar Cafe where you might eat some International fare and experience the Puerto Rico culture.


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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