It is located on a secluded point with white limestone cliffs, surrounded by marshes and lagoons. Cabo Rojo lighthouse was constructed in 1882; it marks the entrance to the southeast to the Caribbean Sea through the Mona Passage to the Atlantic Ocean. Cabo Rojo’s lighthouse features essential decorative elements like a cornice with no detail replicated within the tower.
While it was initially home to two keepers and an engineer, the lighthouse was without a staff after a renovation in 1967 and automation. The original cast-iron, copper and glass lanterns still house the original light-illuminating apparatus, a lenticular lens made by the French company Sautter, Lemonnier and Company.
Faro Los Morillos de Cabo Rojo is situated on the southeastern tip of Cabo Rojo on the Morrillos Peninsula in southwest Puerto Rico. Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge is accessible from Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge accessible between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Cabo Rojo Lighthouse Contact Details
Address: PR-301, Boqueron, Cabo Rojo 00622, Puerto Rico