Caja de Muertos

Location of Caja de Muertos

Located some 5 miles south of Ponce laid "Caja de Muertos", (coffin island). The island is approximately 2.75 km wide by 1.85 km long, with a total area of 202 hectares.

The existing vegetation is typical of a semi-arid atmosphere predominating the thorny shrubs and cactus.

The Caja de Muerto Lighthouse is a 19th century lighthouse. Restored by the Department of Natural Resources and houses a lookout and a museum.

The island has no permanent inhabitants.


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Puerto Rico was first enumerated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the U.S. War Department in 1899. Puerto Rico has been included as part of the decennial census since 1910. The Census Bureau conducted the first economic census in Puerto Rico in 1909.