The Rincón Lighthouse at Punta Higueros is one of the most beautiful and well kept lighthouses built by the Spanish government in Puerto Rico. The original structure was built during colonial times in 1892 but it was lost to a Tsunami triggered by the earthquake that struck the west coast of Puerto Rico on October 11, 1918.
The present Rincón lighthouse was rebuilt by the U.S. Government and it’s instrumental in guiding ships through the dangerous waters of the Mona Passage where the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea come together.
The area surrounding the lighthouse is beautifully maintained, offers excellent parking facilities and is peppered with gazebos where you can spend a while, have lunch and enjoy the beautiful view of the Island’s west coast, including Rincón Beach, which has become quite popular among surfing crowd around the world. From here you can also see the small island of Desecheo, and on a clear day you can even see Mona in the far distance.