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Ponce and the Southern Coast Sights

Isla Caja de Muertos (Coffin Island)

  • Boats leave from La Guancha, at the end of Rte. 14 Map It
  • Ponce
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Updated 03/28/2014

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Named "Coffin Island" due to its shape, Isla Caja de Muertos is five miles off the coast and has the best beaches in the Ponce area. Stretching for two miles, it's one of the best snorkeling spots in southern Puerto Rico, second only to La Parguera. Due to the hawksbill turtles that nest between May and December, the island is protected by the Reserva Natural Caja de Muertos but you can still swim, snorkel, and dive here. A 30-minute hike across the island will take you

to a small lighthouse that dates back to 1887. Scheduled boats leave La Guancha Friday through Sunday at 8:30 am and daily in high season. You'll need to pack in what you need (drinks and food) and pack out your garbage. Amenities: toilets. Best for: snorkeling; swimming; walking.

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Boats leave from La Guancha, at the end of Rte. 14, Ponce, 00730, Puerto Rico

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