Punta Mulas Lighthouse

First lit in 1896, the Punta Mulas Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse on the island of Vieques. The lighthouse was built to guide sailors though the difficult to navigate through reef system that surrounds the island, and it one of two located there.

What to Expect

Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, Punta Mulas Lighthouse now houses a museum with information regarding the maritime history of not only Vieques and Puerto Rico, but of the Americas as well.

If you're interested in more than history, the view from the top of the lighthouse is worth the trip alone -- you can see the island of Puerto Rico if the conditions are good.

When Punta Mulas was originally built it was light blue with white trimmings, and shaped like an octagon, but today those colors have faded. Inside, the tower features a spiral cast iron staircase that leads to the lantern room which is completely automated now.

Staying Close

Consider staying on Vieques if you plan on visiting Punta Mulas Lighthouse, since travelers to this part of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of easy access to this lighthouse during their time there. There are a decent number of lodgings in the neighborhood surrounding this attraction.

Hotels near Punta Mulas Lighthouse
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Bravo Beach Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.8 km) NE
Vieques Ocean View Hotel Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.2 km) S
Casa La Lanchita Hotel 0.3 mi. (1.0 km) ENE
Casa De Amistad Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.2 km) SSE
Ababor Suites Hotel 0.6 mi. (1.2 km) ENE
Hix Island House Lodge -- --
Seagate Hotel Hotel 0.9 mi. (1.0 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

If you work up an appetite viewing this lighthouse, you're in luck, since you'll find an exceptionally large selection of dining possibilities in this general area. The nearest place to eat is El Yate Bar and Restaurant, which plates up Creole dishes. Also close-by, you will come across restaurants like Cafe Mamasonga and El Resuelve where you and your companions will be able to test out Caribbean dishes and experience the culture of Puerto Rico.


Operating Hours

You should call the lighthouse ahead of time for their hours of operation.


Entrance into the lighthouse is free to the public.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 741-0290

Location: Isabel Segunda, Vieques


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