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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Museums

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.   Open 9...

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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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