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Caja de Muertos (Coffin Island)

Caja de Muertos (Coffin Island) Review

Named "Coffin Island" due to its shape, 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 between 8 and 3:30 pm. Amenities: toilets. Best for: snorkeling; swimming; walking.

Updated: 12-21-2012

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