Cabo Rojo Lighthouse / Playa Sucia




The Cabo Rojo Lighthouse area is simply one of the most breathtaking views in all of Puerto Rico.  Breathtaking, yes… And it can also be deadly!  The red rock cliff is over 100-feet high.  So if you fall, you will surely die.  There are no railings, no signs and no one to keep you from standing to close to the edge.

This is also a very arid area with very little shade.  The ground is mostly limestone and at times it can be slippery in many places, so it’s a good idea to wear good hiking boots, a wide brim hat and bring along plenty of water.  Oh, and one last thing.  Be extra careful if there are children in your party.


Ok, now that we’ve scared the living daylights out of you, let’s talk about the fun stuff.  This place is amazing.  It’s a photographer’s dream.  The terrain is rough, wild and breathtaking.  The sunsets here are out of this world.  And there are picture opportunities everywhere.

And if you like secluded beaches you’re in for a treat at nearby “Playa Sucia”.  The name “Playa Sucia” means, “dirty beach” in Spanish.  But the place isn’t dirty at all.  In fact, it’s pristine.

So why do they call it “Playa Sucia”?  “Playa Sucia” got its name because of all the Sargasso Weed that accumulates on the shore during the months of November through January.  The rest of the year it’s absolutely stunning.


Like all other beaches on the Island “Playa Sucia” is open to the general public.  And during the weekends it fills up to the point that local authorities limit the amount of vehicles that can park nearby.  This is not a public beach.  It’s open to the public because in Puerto Rico all beaches belong to the people.  It’s actually in the constitution.  But there is no parking, no safety buoys, no showers and no lifeguards.

The place is pure nature, like God created it.


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