El Faro de las Cabezas de San Juan

Lighthouse in Fajardo & Around

Built in 1882, El Faro de las Cabezas de San Juan is Puerto Rico’s oldest lighthouse. Adorned with rich neoclassical detail and topped by a distinctive Spanish colonial tower, it overlooks the peninsula’s steep, craggy cliffs where the stormy Atlantic meets the Sonda de Vieques (Vieques Sound).

Situated on a verdant headland in the like-named nature reserve, it houses a small nature center and an observation deck with splendid views. It can be visited as part of several tours offered in the Cabezas de San Juan Reserva Natural.