Faro Los Morrillos, also known as the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse and locally just as El Faro.
Originally built in 1882 with a staff of three people, the light was automated in 1967 and one (well, three) more jobs gone the way of the dodo bird.
The lighthouse itself isn’t terribly spectacular, especially if you’ve traveled the US coastline or the shores of the Great Lakes.
The surrounding area is spectacular though, with towering limestone cliffs and crystal blue water to the horizon. There is also a popular beach area, pink salt lagoons, and the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge.
Unfortunately the lagoons weren’t pink during our visit, so no Instagram-worthy photos there.
The hike in and out to the lighthouse is scorching hot, even in January. Bring plenty of sunscreen, a big hat, and some water.
Also check times when the gate will be open. We visited a few days ago and encountered a locked gate well away from the lighthouse. If the gate it locked you’ll add miles to your walk, and parking is extremely limited.

Playa Sucia

Playa Sucia
Playa Sucia (Dirty Beach in Spanish) is a nice stop if you wander out to see the lighthouse.


Light Me Up

Light Me Up - Faro Los Morrillos
The light awaits the night.


Faro Los Morrillos

Faro Los Morrillos
The Cabo Rojo Lighthouse isn’t much compared to others we’ve seen, but definitely worth the trip.


Point It Out

Point It Out
Watch your step


Eye Spy

Eye Spy
A purple shirt above the yellow rock and blue water.


Into Nothingness

Into Nothingness
The Caribbean Sea seems to stretch out into nothingness.



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