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 of the first and sec­ond order have a wider light to warn ships of the prox­im­i­ty to land, fol­lowed by the minor lights, whose scope was lim­it­ed to small­er har­bors and bays and to con­nect the pri­ma­ry lights in the system.

In 1898, the Unit­ed States acquired the light­hous­es of Puer­to Rico as a result of the Span­ish Amer­i­can War. In 1900, the Unit­ed States Light­house Board acquired respon­si­bil­i­ty for the aids to nav­i­ga­tion. The lights are main­tained by the Coast Guard since 1939.

In 1981, the light­hous­es of Puer­to Rico were list­ed in the Nation­al Reg­is­ter of His­toric Places. In 2000, they were includ­ed by the Puer­to Rican gov­ern­ment in the Nation­al Reg­is­ter of His­toric Prop­er­ties of Puer­to Rico.

The Coast Guard has been trans­fer­ring respon­si­bil­i­ty of the light­hous­es to local gov­ern­ment and con­ser­va­tion orga­ni­za­tions. Some of the light­hous­es have been ful­ly restored and are open to the pub­lic. In 2001, under the Nation­al His­toric Light­house Preser­va­tion Act, Cape San Juan Light became the first light­house to be trans­fer to a non-gov­ern­men­tal orga­ni­za­tion in Puer­to Rico.

List of Lighthouses in Puerto Rico

Isla de MonaPun­ta Higuero
Pun­ta Bor­in­quen
Isla Cabras
Pun­ta Mor­ril­lo
Puer­to San Juan
(EL Mor­ro)
Las Cabezas
Cabo Rojo
(Los Mor­ril­lo)
Isla de Car­dona
Isla Caja De MuertosPun­ta De Las Fig­uras
Pun­ta Tuna
Pun­ta Mulas
Puer­to FerroCulebri­ta