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
  • Beach–Sight

Published 02/01/2016

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Named for its shape, this island, which stretches for 2 miles 5 miles off the coast, has the best beaches near Ponce and some of the best snorkeling in southern Puerto Rico, second only to La Parguera. Due to hawksbill turtle nesting (May–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 leads to a small lighthouse dating to 1887. Scheduled boats leave La Guancha Friday–Sunday at 8:30 am, daily in high season. 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, n/a Puerto Rico, 00730, Puerto Rico

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Published 02/01/2016

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