Lighthouse Service, Naval Department
Jon Rojas, a visitor to this site, writes: "I visited this lighthouse and it is quite a sight both from land and from the top. The keepers must now be certified and stay approximately 3-4 years
before being moved. Visits apparently depend on the keeper who at this time is very friendly and promotes the lighthouse. He gave my family a tour. We loved it. It dominates the local landscape and the people there are proud of its existence and that it aids in navigation, just like a beacon should." You can see some photos of Ponta Garca on John's website at http://members.home.net/jroias3500/
Tower Height: 46
Height of Focal Plane: 331
Characteristic and Range: Flash every 5 seconds, visible for 16 nautical miles (white sector) and 13 nautical miles (red).
Description of Tower: Brown, conical concrete tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1957
Date Present Tower Built: 1957
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? At times.