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Punta Borinquen Light

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Ave Borinquen, Borinquen, Aguadilla 00603, Puerto Rico
+1 939 325 8479
http://www.conoceapuertorico.com/faro-punta-borinquen-aguadilla/
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Englishtown, New Jersey, USA

The lighthouse ruins are located next to the Aguadilla Airport and golf course. You can see the ruins of the Aguadilla Lighthouse that was constructed in the 1880's. The lighthouse was destroyed by an earthquake in 1918. Great spot for photos.

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For all you lighthouse folks, photographers, or people who want to explore some historical places —the old lighthouse ruins in Aguadilla (or, as referred to, Las Ruinas) pretty cool. There is not much left of this lighthouse (only parts of 2 walls, really), but it provides a setting for some beautiful photos.

SOME LIGHTHOUSE HISTORY
Officially known as the Borinquen Point Lighthouse, this structure was built in 1889 by the Spanish. Made of brick, it had a tower with the light and a living area for the light-keeper. Like many of the lighthouses of its time, it was pretty elaborate in architectural details. However, in 1918, there was a major earthquake in the north-west that severely damaged the lighthouse beyond repair. It was abandoned, and a new concrete lighthouse was built in 1922 by the US Coast Guard in a different location — a little more to the north-east in Aguadilla.

Aguadilla Lighthouse
What remained of the ruins were left to be further destroyed by time, But still you can see the beauty that was once a mighty lighthouse. And the views through the hollow windows to the west, overlooking the ocean are breathtaking.

GETTING TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
This was the fun part of the trip — we actually had to go through the golf course. If you want go go: From Aguadilla, take Route 107 north. You will be close to the airport and you will see large, golf ball-shaped domes (at the airport). A little past that, you will see a small road on the left that will take you through the golf course. Keep following it until you get to the very end, where it deteriorates to a terrible dirt road.

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