El Faro Los Morrillos, Cabo Rojo
About El Faro Los Morrillos, Cabo Rojo
El Faro Los Morrillos, Cabo Rojo - Address, Phone Number
Address: Ruta 303 Km 12 Península de Morillos, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
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The El Faro Los Morrillos, also known as Los Morrillos Light is a historic lighthouse in Cabo Rojo. It is situated atop 200-foot limestone cliffs overlooking the spectacular Caribbean Sea, as it marks the south west tip of Puerto Rico. The lighthouse has been renovated over the years and is still functional, but it also serves as a tourist centre that covers the history of the lighthouse. Apart from being a heritage monument, its location and the surrounding views make it a favourite amongst visitors.
The lighthouse itself is relatively small in scale, though it is still useful in helping ships navigating around that point. The tourist centre houses a brilliant photo exhibit of the lighthouse, and you can also walk up the spiral staircase of the lighthouse, which takes you to the observation deck on the roof of the monument. From here, you can enjoy some exceptional panoramic views from the very tip of Puerto Rico, around the limestone cliffs and over the great blue sea.
- There are ‘park rangers’ at hand to help you with information about the area and the history of the lighthouse.
- You can venture around the lighthouse on the limestone cliffs for some picturesque photo opportunities. Be careful not to wander too close to the cliff!
The El Faro Los Morrillos is more than just a monument. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in Cabo Rojo, and provides us with a gentle reminder of the rich heritage of Puerto Rico.
El Faro Los Morrillos Information
- Bathroom facilities are available in the lighthouse.
- The parking area is a short distance away from the lighthouse, so be prepared for a short walk up to the monument. Don’t forget to bring a hat, water and some mosquito repellent.
- The lighthouse was newly refurbished in 2014. You now also have the option of taking a trolley from the parking area to the lighthouse, which runs every ten minutes or so.
- To get to the lighthouse, drive past the salt flats on Route 301, at which point the road changes from asphalt to packed dirt. Beware of potholes.
Restaurants Near El Faro Los Morrillos
- Papa’s Pizza
- Brasas Steakhouse & Pasta
- Salvatore Bar & Tapas
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The place is in great condition but they didn't give no information I paid the $2 per person thinking there a lot to see inside there wasn't a bathroom inside there was a porta potty outside the heat is incredible. The view on the outside is beautiful.
This lighthouse is one of the most picturesque in my opinion. The views and the photo opportunities make it a must go! You won't regret it.
Visiting this lighthouse was a wonderful experience. Spectacular views all around. The woman at the front desk was very friendly. She gave me some history about the lighthouse. CAUTION: Don't go too near to the cliff. The thin edges can break off at anytime. Numerous cracks are evidence of this danger. The authority should put warning sign on such locations. The lighthouse is closed on Wednesdays.
Went to visit recently, at almost sunset. The day before it rained so the dirt road was a bit of a challenge and even at that time the parking place was packed with beach goers, and no wonder, Playuela beach is gorgeous. Once you reach the lighthouse, the breathtaking views are worth the climb and walking. Then you walk a bit more and encounter Puente de Piedra.
A very bumpy dirt road leads to a lighthouse, a beautiful ocean view, and access to Cabo Rojo Beach. The lighthouse itself is easy to access and a short hike depending on where you park. Just behind the lighthouse is an cliff top ocean view that is an incredible place for a picnic and to take pictures. Remember to bring water and snacks - there are vending machines in the lighthouse museum, so bring cash if necessary.