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

Punta Mulas Lighthouse is located on Vieques, ensuring guests staying in this part of Puerto Rico will be excited to have convenient access to the lighthouse throughout their trip. There is a respectable bunch of hotels in the area within range of 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
Arabor 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

A close-by beach that will often entice a few lighthouse visitors, is El Gallito.


Operating Hours

The operating hours for the lighthouse aren't readily available, meaning your group's smartest option is phoning in advance to make sure the institution is open for business when you and your companions aim to visit.


Entrance into the lighthouse is free to the public.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 741-0290

Location: Vieques Town, Vieques


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