Category: Travel

Lighthouses in Puerto Rico

This is a list of lighthouses in Puerto Rico. The lighthouses system of Puerto Rico consists of lighthouses that were built mostly during the last twenty years of the nineteenth century. These served as guides to important marine routes. In 1869 the Spanish government approved the first plan for Puerto Rico in order to serve the ships that sail through its waters. The lighthouses are located in prominent and isolated areas with good visibility towards the sea. The classification system of the lighthouses of Puerto Rico was based on the characteristics of the lens, and the structure. The lights...

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Fort El Morro: is at the top of the hill of Old San Juan. At the other end of Norzagaray Street is the San Cristobal Fort, walk between the two forts, along the road at the top.   If you have a choice, see them on two different days. Castillo San Felipe del Morro: Built between 1539 and 1589, with later expansions, rises 140 feet above the sea, looking over the entrance to San Juan Harbour, the fort is a maze of tunnels, dungeons, barracks, and canon ramps.    It consists of 74 acres of grounds and fort.  ...

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Boqueron Beach

Boqueron is a beach village located in the town of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.  The village is one of the main tourist attractions in the southwestern part of the island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the barrio population was 4,963. Boqueron beach (balneario de Boqueron) is a public beach and resort managed by the Puerto Rican government. It’s rated as one of the best beaches in Puerto Rico along with Luquillo Beach.  The beach was awarded blue flag beach status by the Foundation for Environmental Education. Other beaches in Boqueron are Buye and El Combate. The village...

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