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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Did You Know?

The only succesfull attack against San Juan happened on June 15. The British Navy led by George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, conquered the island and held it for several months.