Landmarks

Landmarks

Puer­to Rico’s charms are many and quite unlike what you’ll find else­where in the Unit­ed States. You can scale the steps of a 16th-cen­tu­ry fort or jour­ney through a trop­i­cal for­est to find a world-famous seat of sci­en­tif­ic research. Although the island seems designed for relax­ation, with exten­sive white beach­es and Caribbean-style nightlife, the curi­ous explor­er also finds plen­ty of land­marks of sig­nif­i­cance. (USA Today).

 

Caja de Muerto Lighthouse

Light­house paint­ed white, lantern black.  Poor­ly main­tained, the light sta­tion is on the Light­house Digest Dooms­day List,  holes in the roof are allow­ing rain to drench the inte­ri­or. Caja de Muer­tos is a small island in the Caribbean about 5 miles south­east of Ponce;…

Cabo Rojo Lighthouse

The light­house was ren­o­vat­ed in 1986, but there­after it was not main­tained and rapid­ly dete­ri­o­rat­ed through neglect and van­dal­ism. In ear­ly 2001 the light­house was in very poor con­di­tion. In June 2002 the city gov­ern­ment announced it would spend $4.5 mil­lion to…

Arecibo Lighthouse

A hexag­o­nal cylin­dri­cal stone tow­er attached to 1‑story stone office and keep­er’s house; 190 mm lens. Tow­er paint­ed white. The orig­i­nal lantern, removed many years ago, has been replaced by a restored lantern with an unpaint­ed cop­per roof.  This is the last light­house…

Isla Mona

Pyra­mi­dal skele­tal cast iron tow­er with cen­tral cylin­der, lantern and gallery. Orig­i­nal­ly paint­ed black, the light­house is now cov­ered with rust. The active light  is on a 40 ft  steel tow­er.  The light­house has dete­ri­o­rat­ed severe­ly since deac­ti­va­tion and is in…

Faro Hiquero (Rincon)

Tow­er paint­ed white; the gallery and lantern roof are black.  The orig­i­nal light­house was destroyed by the earth­quake and tsuna­mi of 11 Octo­ber 1918. The orig­i­nal lantern was installed on the new tow­er and remains in use today. The light­house is the cen­ter­piece of El…

Faro del Morro

Faro del Morro

A 51 ft square brick Moor­ish tow­er atop the bat­tle­ments of El Mor­ro (San Felipe del Mor­ro), the cas­tle-like fort guard­ing the entrance to San Juan har­bor.  Light tow­er paint­ed gray, gallery and trim white, lantern black. A 3rd order Fres­nel lens installed in 1899…

Lighthouses in Puerto Rico

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…

Forts of Puerto Rico

Forts of Puerto Rico

Fort San Felipe Del Mor­ro: Fort San Felipe del Mor­ro or El Castil­lo San Felipe del Mor­ro in Span­ish is a six­teenth-cen­tu­ry citadel which lies on the north­west­ern-most point of the islet of San Juan, Puer­to Rico. Named in hon­or of King Philip II of Spain, the fort,…

Arecibo Observatory

Arecibo Observatory

Hid­den by the sur­round­ing moun­tains along the North-West­ern area of Puer­to Rico, lies the Areci­bo Ionos­pher­ic Obser­va­to­ry. It was built in 1960, and is fund­ed year­ly by a $7.5 Mil­lion grant from the Nation­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion. These funds are man­aged by Cor­nell…

Boqueron Beach

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…

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