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Cabo Rojo Lighthouse — Faro Los Morrillos

Faro de Los Morrillos is the most beloved landmark in the municipality of Cabo Rojo.  Commonly known as “El Faro”, it is located at Los Morrillos Peninsula perched on commanding limestone cliffs that drop 200 feet into the Caribbean Sea.  Lighthouse lovers will enjoy the simple elegance of the structure.  In 2002 a three million dollar restoration was initiated, and in 2007 it was re-opened to the public.  The lighthouse got a brand new coat of paint in the original colors of gray with white trim;  a punch of color was added to the windows and doors in lime green.

The lighthouse is fully automated, still shines brightly helping ships navigate safely through the Mona Passage.  Los Morrillos is currently managed by the municipality of Cabo Rojo.  Faro Los Morrillos was the second lighthouse built by the Spanish in Puerto Rico, construction began in 1887 and was completed in 1882.  The lantern room was constructed out of cast iron, copper, and glass.  The interior served as a home for the keeper and the family.  All the walls were built with brick and mortar.  Los Morrillos Lighthouse is one of the 27 sites included in the National Register of Historic Places.

If open, be sure to go up to the roof platform to enjoy the views, as you step off the cast-iron spiral staircase, you’ll be wowed by views of the most beautiful beach cove on the main island of Puerto Rico, the Caribbean waters, the limestone cliffs, the pink saltwater lagoons, marshes, and verdant beautiful mountains.

After having an interior tour, is time to enjoy the sights around the lighthouse.  Be sure to bring plenty of water, this area is hot, try visiting early morning or afternoon.

This peninsula is a nature lovers’ destination on steroids.  Following is a list of sights and things to do in this peninsula:

  • marvel at the mesmerizing 360-degree views of Caribbean waters and 200 feet tall limestone cliffs
  • take a short hike down to Puente de Piedra (Stone Bridge) 
  • A short hike down from the lighthouse, you can enjoy the waters of La Playuela “Playa Sucia”,  the most beautiful beach cove in Puerto Rico
  • hike the trails along the forest
  • have a tour of the salt flats
  • bird watching

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Days & Hours

Officially, Los Morrillos Lighthouse is open Thursday – Tuesday (closed Wednesdays) from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  We spoke to the attendant at the lighthouse and she informed me that they’re open at around 9:30, the gate closes at 4:00, and they close the lighthouse at around 4:30 pm to give visitors time to finish their tour.

There’s a trolley offering rides up to the lighthouse from the parking lot free of charge.   The lighthouse is available for wedding ceremonies on the outdoor patio facing the Caribbean Sea.  The views serve as the most breathtaking background.

Bring plenty of water!

Safety at Los Morrillos Lighthouse

Please don’t get near the edge of the cliffs, as rocks can break off.  There are no guard rails, please keep your children with you at ALL times.

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A view of El Faro from the east.

If you’re familiar with Rincón, Puerto Rico, then you probably already know about the Punta Higuero Light, also known as Faro de Punta Higuero, a beautiful lighthouse atop a hill overlooking one of the famous surf and sun spots at Dome’s beach.

But if you’re ready to take a trip south along the coast to Cabo Rojo, you’ll find yet another spectacular lighthouse atop limestone cliffs overlooking the Caribbean sea below. The lighthouse at Cabo Rojo, Faro de Los Morrillos or El Faro, is one of many jewels of the Cabo Rojo area, and one of Puerto Rico’s many historical landmarks.

Built by the Spanish, it began operations in 1882 and was used to help guide ships from the Caribbean Sea through the Mona Passage and into the Atlantic. Simple in design, it stands as a reminder of when ships at sea depended on such structures to help lead them safely to port. Although still operational, it has been renovated over the years and is now fully automated.

A view of El Faro from the east.

Spectacular cliffside views await you, but be careful.

The sound of the crashing waves is almost hypnotic.

There are many trails you can follow to get around the cliffs and hillsides.

The view east from El Faro.

The lighthouse is usually open to the public from Thursday to Tuesday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Originally activated in 1882, the lighthouse continues to guide ships through the Mona Passage from the Caribbean Sea to the North Atlantic.

A typical walking trail. Flip flops are not recommended.

So many great photo opportunities await.

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.” John Muir

A walk along the shoreline reveals a window in the rocks.

The view north towards La Playuela Beach.

The lighthouse, located next to one of the Cabo Rojo’s more popular seaside destinations, La Playuela Beach, offers spectacular ocean views, comfortable hilltop hiking, access to local nature, a natural stone bridge (Puente de Piedra) and surrounding saltwater lagoons and marshes. Be prepared to take lots of pictures.

Located an hour and a half from Rincón, the Cabo Rojo lighthouse makes for a great day trip, especially when coupled with some chill time at La Playuela (Playa Sucia) Beach. But make sure you get there early, as parking can fill up quickly.

Access to the lighthouse is free to the public and opens from Thursday to Tuesday (check for major holiday schedules) from 9: am to 5: pm. There’s a free trolley that runs from the lighthouse parking lot to the top of the hill – a short 10-minute ride – and park attendants are also available to answer questions. A public restroom is available inside. You can call 787-255-1560 for more information.

Visiting the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse – Faro de Los Morrillos

The view from the cliffs surrounding the lighthouse make for excellent photo shots, but be careful and don’t venture too close to the cliff edge, as accidents can (and have) happened. You will also want to hike down the hillside leading to La Playuela Beach to get some nice shots looking back with the lighthouse atop the hillside.

There are no facilities outside of the lighthouse, so plan accordingly. Be sure to take lots of liquids, and make sure you follow the parking instructions to avoid being ticketed.

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