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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.


Did You Know?

In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt, the first US President to travel outside the United States, made a stop in Puerto Rico (thus, becoming the first president to visit the island) and that he stayed overnight in Ponce.