Caja de Muerto Island
Ponce, Puerto Rico
The Natural Reserve Caja de Muertos (Coffin’s Island) is a small island in the south of Ponce. This hidden gem is surrounded by beautiful crystal clear turquoise beaches. There is a protected area for sea turtles nesting and the ecosystem of the island is a dry forest. In the top of the biggest mountain there is a lighthouse built in 1887, which you can visit. It is an intense two hours trip, but we promise it will be a real adventure. Be sure to bring sunscreen, bug repellent, and comfortable shoes for this trip. If you only want to relax, be prepared to enjoy a stunning beach with plenty space for everyone. There are gazebos, a changing cloth area, and portable toilets. You must bring your own water and food, because there are no stores. You can reach the island in a ferry that leaves La Guancha Boardwalk on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The ferry departs at 8:30 am and returns at 3:30 pm. The ferry tour lasts half an hour and has a cost of $12 for children under 12 and $17 in general. If you go with a small group, five or less, isn’t require to make reservations, but you run the risk of finding a full ferry. If the group is big it is necessary to make reservations to guarantee the space. Sometimes it is not easy to contact the owners by telephone but with perseverance you will.