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

Vieques is a good option for those wishing to visit Punta Mulas Lighthouse, because those staying in this part of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of convenient access to the lighthouse throughout their trip. There is a respectable number of hotels in the district surrounding this landmark.

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 can find an impressive array of lunch and dinner options in the vicinity. El Yate Bar and Restaurant, which has a menu full of Creole meals, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Also near Punta Mulas Lighthouse you and your party will find options like Cafe Mamasonga and El Resuelve where you and your companions will want to try a bite of Caribbean cuisine and experience the culture of Puerto Rico.


Operating Hours

Call the lighthouse ahead to determine 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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