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Name: Punta Higuero Light  

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Also known as: El Faro

Also known as: Point Jiguero Light

Nearest Town or City:
Rincón, Puerto Rico, United States

Location: Northwestern Puerto Rico, entrance to Mona Passage.


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Photo: Manuel Santiago
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Managing Organization:
Municipality of Rincón

Telephone: 888-237-2073

Notes:
This lighthouse is located within El Faro Park, a popular spot for whale watching. There is a gift shop near the lighthouse.

Tower Height: 69

Height of Focal Plane: 90

Description of Tower: Gray, octagonal concrete tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1892

Date Present Tower Built: 1922

Date Automated: 1933

Optics: 1892: Sixth order Fresnel lens; now 250 mm optic.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Directions:
Rincón is located about two hours from San Juan Airport, and about 25 minutes from Aguadilla Airport and Mayaguez Airport.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Nearby Lodging: El Faro Guesthouse (787) 823-5247.

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