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Lighthouses > Attractions/Sights > Puerto Rico
Built in the latter half of the 19th century, Puerto Rico’s lighthouses continue to guide the Island’s maritime travel, but they also guide landlubbers to lovely off-the-beaten-path coastal settings. When the Spanish Crown designed an Island-wide network of lighthouses in the mid-1800s, they purposely chose sites of exceptional beauty. The neoclassical structures housed two light keepers and their families, and the lights themselves were manufactured with state-of-the-art equipment from France. Today, the lights are automated, the buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, most have been restored and four of them – Arecibo, Arroyo, Vieques and Fajardo – function as theme museums.

Following is a clockwise location list of most Island lights, starting in San Juan:
Metro - Fuerte San Felipe del Morro, Viejo (Old) San Juan
East - Las Cabezas de San Juan, Fajardo
East - Culebrita Island and Lighthouse, Culebra
East - Faro Punta Mulas, Vieques
East - Punta Tuna (Playa Punta Tuna), Maunabo
South - Faro de Punta Figuras, Arroyo
South - Caja de Muertos, Ponce
West - Guánica Dry Forest (in ruins)
West – Salt Flats and Lighthouse Area, Cabo Rojo
West – Rincón Lighthouse and Park (Punta Higüero)
West – El Faro Punta Borinquen, Aguadilla
North – Arecibo Lighthouse and Historic Park (Punta Morrillos)
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