A MAGICAL SUNSET AT CABO ROJO LIGHTHOUSE
I must confess as cheesy as it sounds, I’m a fan of sunsets. I’m one of those annoying people you may find on your social media timeline who post a sunset whenever they see one. That’s why right after checking into our room at La Concha Hotel the first question I asked at the desk was: Where can I spot the best sunset in all Puerto Rico? The answer was simple: At the west.
The west side of the island is famous for its unique sunsets, anywhere from Isabela to Cabo Rojo, the southwest corner. So, I decided to challenge my partner in crime (a.k.a. my lovely husband) to get in record time to “Los Morrillos Lighthouse” in Cabo Rojo, before the sunset. That meant crossing the whole island from north to southwest, a 2 and a half hour drive approx.
We took the route 22, and it was amazing. The variety of landscapes and the views you get at some points of the road are stunning, specially at the highest point of the expressway at Guajataca, a sight worth stopping for.
After a highly pleasurable drive we finally got to Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge, the place where the lighthouse is located. As we got closer to it we passed by the salt lagoons, another must-see wonder. The lighthouse is at a 200ft limestone cliff so we left our car at the parking lot and started walking up a trail that would take us to the top.
Every minute getting to this place was worth it. Once we got to the top, just in time for the sunset, I couldn’t hold my emotions, neither my husband. That’s the most breathtaking view we’ve ever seen, there are no words or pictures that can make justice to that place, it’s something you need to see with your own eyes: The lighthouse and its colors, the beach cove views, the Caribbean Sea surrounding everything, it’s just the most scenic place I’ve ever been to.
There’s no need to say I spammed all my friend’s timelines with videos and pictures. We promised to go back there every time we visit Puerto Rico, who knows maybe sometime we’ll even take our future children there to get a family picture we would never forget.