Blue ruins…

Location: Aguadilla  Region: Porta del Sol (the west coast)


If you enjoy sightseeing and photography, then make sure you add this attraction to your list. Bring your camera to capture the contrasting colors of reddish orange bricks against a blue sky over waters in deep shades of navy blues.  Punta Borinquen is a popular place among photographers, a perfect background for romantic shots.

As you stand in the center of the ruins, you’ll enjoy the scenic sights, the sounds of the waves, wind blowing and palm trees dancing in the background, but as you look around at the ruins you may end up feeling blue… blue because sadly this beautiful historic site still stands unprotected and in danger of being vandalized.  If you have a minute please call the mayor’s office and voice your opinion on protecting this historic site.


Faro de Punta Borinquen was built in 1889 by the Spanish government and served as an aid to navigation on the route from Europe to Panama.  A new lighthouse was built on higher ground which is still functional today and sadly this one was damaged by the 1918 earthquake and never repaired or protected as a historic site.



From the main road it does not take long to get here.  On your way out, stop by Punta Borinquen Beach for a nice walk on the beach and sit on the sand to watch the sunset.

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Punta Borinquen Lighthouse Ruins, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

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Punta Borinquen Lighthouse Ruins, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico 18.488741, -67.161680 Puerto Rico Route 407(Directions)


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