Lighthouses of Mexico: Caribbean Coast (Quintana Roo)

This page includes lighthouses of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, which faces east on the Caribbean Sea. Quintana Roo is known for the beach resorts of the Mexican Caribbean, including Cancún and the island of Cozumel, and also for the Mayan ruins of Tulum and other sites.

Some of Mexico's most impressive and historic lighthouses are located on this coast. While the U.S. Coast Guard is rapidly pulling out of the lighthouse business, in Mexico lighthouses still play an important role in coastal navigation, and new towers are still being built from time to time.

More information and photos are needed for many of lighthouses on this page. If you can add to our online knowledge, please let me know.

Mexican lighthouses are managed by the merchant marine directorate (Dirección General de Marina Mercante) within the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes, the cabinet agency that also manages the country's airports and seaports. Many of the larger light stations are staffed by resident civilian keepers.

ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS World List of Lights. Admiralty numbers are from volume J of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. Light List numbers are from NGA Publication 110 for Caribbean lights and Publication 111 for Pacific lights.

General Sources
Online List of Lights - Mexico
Photos by various photographers posted by Alexander Trabas.
Farosmex - Lighthouses of Mexico
A large portfolio of photos of Mexican lighthouses posted by Francisco Osorio on Photobucket.com.
Leuchttürme in Mexiko
Photos by Andreas Köhler.
Lighthouses in Mexico
Photos by various photographers available from Wikimedia.
World of Lighthouses - Mexico
Photos by various photographers available from Lightphotos.net.
Los Faros de Isla Cozumel
Photos and accounts of the Cozumel area lighthouses by John B. Caddell.
Mexican Beacons
November 2001 Lighthouse Digest article by Dalene Thomas, also covering the Cozumel lighthouses.
Lighthouses/Phares - Mexico
Historic photos and postcard images posted by Michel Forand.
Leuchttürme Mittelamerikas auf historischen Postkarten
Historic postcard images posted by Klaus Huelse.
Cuaderno de Faros
The Mexican light list can be downloaded in two volumes, Atlantic and Pacific.

Punta Celeraín Light
Punta Celeraín Light, Cozumel, April 2010
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Dave Benson

Lázaro Cárdenas Municipality (Isla Holbox Area) Lighthouses
Note: Isla Holbox is a relatively unspoiled barrier island 42 km (26 mi) long. Visitors are not allowed to bring autos to the island, and transportation is mostly by golf cart or moped.
* Holbox Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white light, 1 s on, 2 s off. 11 m (36 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. Google has a street view and an indistinct satellite view. The range guides ferries arriving at Isla Holbox from the mainland terminal at Chiquilá. Located a short distance north of the ferry pier. Site open, tower closed. CF-23-365; Admiralty J4427.3; NGA 15657.
* Holbox Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); white light, 1 s on, 1 s off. 16 m (52 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. Google has a street view, but the tower is hiding in trees in Google's indistinct satellite view. Located in a residential neighborhood on Isla Holbox, about 300 m (0.2 mi) north northwest of the front light. Site open, tower closed. CF-23-365.1; Admiralty J4427.31; NGA 15657.1.
* Holbox
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white flash every 6 s. 9 m (30 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. Google has a street view, but the tower is not seen in Google's fuzzy satellite view. Located just off the beach in downtown Holbox. Site open, tower closed. CF-23-360; Admiralty J4427; NGA 15656.

Isla Mujeres Municipality Lighthouses
Note: Most of the Isla Mujeres Municipality is on the mainland. The island from which it takes its name is only 7 km (4.3 mi) long and 650 m (0.4 mi) wide, but it is crowded from one end to the other with tourist attractions. The island lies about 13 km (8 mi) east northeast of Cancún; ferries run regularly between the two.
Cabo Catoche
Date unknown (1930s or 1940s). Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); four white flashes every 20 s. 14 m (46 ft) octagonal concrete tower with gallery and a small lantern, mounted on a square masonry base. Tower painted white, base and lantern dome red. Several keeper's houses; this is a staffed station. Laura Elena Rosado has a 2007 photo, another good photo is available, Osorio has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. The lighthouse is endangered by beach erosion; several groins have been built to protect it. Located at Cabo Catoche, the northeastern tip of Yucatan. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower reported open. ARLHS MEX-084; CF-23-350; Admiralty J4428; NGA 15664.
Isla Contoy (3)
1931 (station established 1900). Active; focal plane 33 m (105 ft); white flash every 7 s. 32 m (103 ft) concrete tower with lantern and gallery, rising from a 1-story keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Osorio has a photo, S. Sichler has a 2008 photo, Alex Nebe has a view from the gallery, and Google has a satellite view. Isla Contoy is an 8.5 km (5.3 mi) long island about 29 km (18 mi) north of Isla Mujeres. The island, famous for its birds and coral reefs, became a national park in 1998. Eco-tours are available from Isla Mujeres and Cancún. Located at the north end of the narrow island, the lighthouse is rarely visited. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. Site manager: Parque Nacional Isla Contoy. ARLHS MEX-008; CF-23-340; Admiralty J4430; NGA 15668.
** Isla Mujeres Punta Norte (Isla Mujeres Range Rear)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 19 m (62 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 16 m (52 ft) concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern roof is red. David Stanley's photo is at right, Trabas has an excellent photo, Osorio has a photo, Köhler has a photo, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. Forand has a 1982 postcard photo. This is the taller of the two Isla Mujeres lighthouses. It stands beside a busy street, but photos of it are not so common as one might think. Located at the northwestern point of the island and the north end of the harbor. Site open, tower reported open but we need verification on this. ARLHS MEX-139; CF-23-285.1; Admiralty J4433.1: NGA 15680.
Piedra La Carbonera (Isla Mujeres Range Front)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white flash every 3 s. 5 m (17 ft) square concrete tower, painted white. Steve Stevens has a photo, another good photo is available, Trabas has a distant view from the sea, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a rock in the harbor of Isla Mujeres, 980 m (0.6 mi) due south of the rear light. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CF-23-285; Admiralty J4433; NGA 15676.
*** Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur) (2)
Date unknown (station established 1899). Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); four white flashes every 16 s. 10 m (34 ft) octagonal concrete tower with gallery, covered with wood siding, attached to a 1-story keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white. There is only a small lantern; the top of the tower is an observation deck with the light mounted in the center. Osorio has a photo, Ted Donovan has a 2014 photo, Köhler has a photo, Joe Newble has posted a 2007 closeup, and Google has a 2009 street view and a satellite view. Around 2010 the tower was extended with a skeletal tower carrying communications gear. The lighthouse was restored after being damaged by Hurricane Gilbert in 1988; the restored lighthouse is faced with wood siding and the gallery rail is wood. It appears that the keeper's house has been rebuilt as a gift shop. Located in an ecological and historical park at the southern tip of Isla Mujeres. Site and tower open. Site manager: Garrafón National Park. ARLHS MEX-020; CF-23-280; Admiralty J4432; NGA 15672.

Punta Norte Light, Isla Mujeres, January 2014
Flickr Creative Commons photo by David Stanley

Benito Juárez Municipality (Cancún and Puerto Morelos) Lighthouses
Note: Cancún is a large city and an internationally known resort; its population approaches 750,000. It is located to the north of the resort coast called the Riviera Maya, for which it provides an urban anchor.
El Meco Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white light, 1 s on, 1 s off. 16 m (52 ft) square skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. Google has a street view and a satellite view. The range guides vessels in the approach channel between Isla Mujeres and Cancún. The front light is on a 5 m (17 ft) concrete tower 128 m (140 yd) southeast. Located on a headland on the north side of Cancún. Site status unknown. CF-23-240.1; Admiralty J4436.1; NGA 15692.1.
** Gran Puerto de Cancún
2005. Active (privately maintained); focal plane 58 m (190 ft); three white flashes every 20 s. 58 m (190 ft) tower with the lantern centered on a large round restaurant. A photo and a closeup are available, Osorio has a photo, Köhler has a photo, Wikimedia has a fine photo, there's a 2007 view from the sea, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. Obviously designed as a tourist attraction, this large structure straddles a terminal for ferries from Cancún to Isla Mujeres. Located on the waterfront in Puerto Juárez, the downtown waterfront district of Cancún. Site open, restaurant open. CF-23-590; Admiralty J4436.3; NGA 15694.
* Cancún (Punta Cancún) (2)
Date unknown (2005?). Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); three white flashes every 12 s. 12 m (39 ft) cylindrical tower with lantern and gallery, painted with red and white horizontal bands. An external stairway winds around the tower, but does not reach the ground. Osorio has a photo, Köhler has a photo, a 2009 photo is available, and Google has a satellite view and Marcin Gąsior's street view from a nearby pier. This lighthouse has been built or altered since 2000; the tower was formerly a simple cylinder with no lantern. The original light may well have been destroyed by Hurricane Wilma, which scored a direct hit on Cancún in October 2005. Located at Punta Cancún at the northeast point of the resort area; Caribbean-on-line.com has a map. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS MEX-087; CF-23-230; Admiralty J4436.5; NGA 15696.
* Puerto Morelos (2)
1946 (station established 1905). Inactive. Approx. 10 m (33 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower, painted white with blue trim. This leaning tower on the beach was abandoned after being undermined by Hurricane Beulah in 1967. A 2007 photo is available, Wikimedia has a photo, and Google has a street view and an indistinct satellite view. The original light was mounted on an iron mast. Located on the beach, near the water's edge, in Puerto Morelos.
* Puerto Morelos (3)
1968 (?) (station established 1905). Active; focal plane 15 m (52 ft); white flash every 6 s. 14 m (49 ft) round cylindrical tower with four ribs, lantern, and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. Chris Gold's photo is at right, Wikimedia has a photo, Köhler has a photo, Osorio has a photo, and Google has a street view and an indistinct satellite view. The top of the tower with its gallery was destroyed by Hurricane Wilma (October 2005), but a September 2007 photo shows the lighthouse restored and repainted. Located on the beach in Puerto Morelos, about 30 km (20 mi) south of Cancún. Site open, tower status uncertain. ARLHS MEX-014; CF-23-170; Admiralty J4438; NGA 15704.

Puerto Morelos Light, Puerto Morelos, December 2008
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Chris Gold

Isla de Cozumel Lighthouses
Note: Cozumel is a large island, 48 km (30 mi) by 16 km (10 mi), located 20 km (13 mi) offshore and 60 km (38 mi) south of Cancún. A very popular resort, the island has a population of about 75,000. It is readily accessible by air, cruise ship, and ferry from Playa del Carmen. The name of the island is derived from the Mayan Kùutsmil, "island of swallows."
**** Punta Celeraín (3)
1934 (station established 1908). Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); white flash every 5 s. 25 m (82 ft) cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white with black lettering on the seaward side; lantern painted red, gallery green. 4th order (?) clamshell Fresnel lens in use. The keeper's house (1908) has been renovated as the Celeraín Museum of Navigation. Foundations of two earlier lighthouses remain visible. Visitor center nearby on the main road. Dave Benson's photo is at the top of this page, Wikimedia has a 2011 photo, Osorio has a photo, Vladimir Ponomarev has a 2009 photo, an aerial photo is available, Lighthouse Digest has a fine photo by George Fuqua, Trabas has a view from the sea by Capt. Theo Hinrichs, and Google has a satellite view and a street view from the beach. The road to the lighthouse was washed out by Hurricane Wilma in late 2005, but the area was reopened by September 2006. Located in an ecological reserve at the southern end of the island of Cozumel. Site open (entry fee), tower open. Site manager: Parque Punta Sur. ARLHS MEX-088; CF-23-100; Admiralty J4446; NGA 15744.
* San Miguel de Cozumel (5) (Punta Ealetita)
2000 (station established 1906). Active; focal plane 37 m (121 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 36 m (118 ft) cylindrical concrete light tower with four ribs, lantern, and gallery. Brian Greul's photo is at right, Osorio has a photo, Trabas has a closeup photo, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. Shortly after Richard Johnson's April 2008 photo was taken, the lighthouse was repainted white with green trim and large black lettering on the sides, as seen in a July 2008 photo. Located on the west side of the island adjacent to the ferry terminal, about 1.6 km (1 mi) south of San Miguel de Cozumel. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS MEX-096; CF-23-120; Admiralty J4443.1; NGA 15732.
* San Miguel de Cozumel (4) (Punta Langosta)
Date unknown (station established 1906). Reactivated (inactive 2000-2005, now privately maintained); focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white flash every 5 s. 15 m (49 ft) cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and two galleries, painted white. A 2009 photo is available, Lighthouse Digest has a photo by Joost Keesing, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. Deactivated in favor of the new lighthouse at Punta Ealetita (previous entry), this lighthouse was apparently reactivated to assist boats entering the harbor. Forand's postcard view shows that the lighthouse was originally shorter; it's not known when it was extended. Located on the waterfront at the cruise ship terminal in San Miguel de Cozumel, on the west side of the island. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS MEX-131; Admiralty J4443; NGA 15730.
San Miguel de Cozumel Light
Punta Ealetita Light, San Miguel de Cozumel, May 2011
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Brian Greul
Punta Molas (2)
Date unknown (station established 1900). Active; focal plane 32 m (105 ft); three white flashes every 12 s. 32 m (105 ft) cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery; solar-powered 300 mm (?) lens. Tower painted with red and white horizontal bands. Other light station buildings demolished or in ruins. Caddell found a small military garrison at the light station. A 2008 photo is available, Trabas has a view from the sea by Capt. Theo Hinrichs, and Google has a satellite view. Osorio has a photo in which the tower appears to be in poor condition. The lighthouse was restored and repainted in 2010, and a photo shows the results. This lighthouse is accessible only by 4 wheel drive vehicles over a very rough road. Located at the northern tip of Cozumel. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS MEX-089; CF-23-145; Admiralty J4442; NGA 15724.

Solidaridad Municipality (Playa del Carmen) Lighthouses
** Playa del Carmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); three white flashes every 12 s. 16 m (52 ft) conical concrete tower, painted white; lantern red. This privately built lighthouse has a unique modern design with a stairway that spirals up the exterior of the tower. Trabas has a closeup photo by Arno Siering, Köhler has a photo, and Google has a beach view and a satellite view. Located in a resort on the beach at Playa del Carmen. Site and tower open. Site manager: unknown. ARLHS MEX-146; CF-23-155; Admiralty J4441; NGA 15716.

Tulum Municipality Lighthouses
**** Tulum El Castillo
About 1200 AD. Rubblestone pyramid crowned by a square temple structure with two small openings facing the sea. Köhler has a photo, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. Built by the Maya, this structure was used ingeniously as a lighthouse to guide returning fisherman; when fires could be seen from the sea through both openings the boat was lined up properly to enter the harbor. This system was still in use when a Spanish expedition under Juan de Grijalva reached Tulum in 1518. Site and pyramid open.
* Tulum
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); white flash every 6 s. 11 m (36 ft) square concrete tower on a pyramidal base, attached to a 1-story concrete keeper's cottage. Lighthouse painted white with green trim. Osorio has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Most tourists miss this lighthouse; it is located about 500 m (0.3 mi) south of the Mayan ruin and 100 m north of the Playa Maya beach, atop a limestone cliff called Salta Iman. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS MEX-080; CF-23-085; Admiralty J4448; NGA 15748.
* Punta Allen (1)
1905 (?). Inactive. Square wood tower, now in ruins. No photo available.
** Punta Allen (2)
Date unknown (station established 1905). Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); four white flashes every 16 s. 20 m (66 ft) concrete tower with four ribs, lantern, and gallery. The lighthouse is unpainted white concrete; the lantern roof is painted red. Osorio has a photo, a closeup photo and a view from the sea are available, and Google has a satellite view. The lighthouse is in the village of Punta Allen about 40 km (25 mi) south of Tulum, marking the entrance to the Bahía de la Ascensión. Site and tower open. ARLHS MEX-048; CF-23-080; Admiralty J4450; NGA 15752.
Faro de Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen Light, Playa del Carmen, April 2008
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Frank Kovalchek

Felipe Carrillo Puerto Municipality Lighthouses
* [Vigia Chico]
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); four white flashes every 16 s. 10 m (33 ft) slender round white concrete tower. Alex Pakusin has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located at Vigia Chico on the west side of the Bahía del Espíritu Santo. Accessible by road. Site open, tower closed. CF-23-075; Admiralty J4450.5; NGA 15756.
Cayo Culebra (2?)
Date unknown. Reported inactive in 2012; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); three white flashes every 12 s. 12 m (39 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower. Radioclub Cancun has a photo on a QSL card, but the light is not seen in Google's satellite view. Note: the Cuaderno de Faros and the international light lists describe a round white concrete tower for this light. The tiny photo in the Cuaderno appears to show a concrete tower standing in front of the present tower, which is now near the beach. It seems likely that the concrete tower was lost to erosion or toppled by a hurricane; no trace of it remains visible on land. Cayo Culebra is an island about 8 km (5 mi) south southeast of Punta Allen. Located on the north side of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CF-23-070; Admiralty J4450.7; NGA 15760.

Othón P. Blanco Municipality (Chetumal Area) Lighthouses
* Punta Herrero (4)
Date unknown (station established 1901). Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 22 m (72 ft) cylindrical concrete tower with 4 ribs, lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white. 1-story concrete keeper's house. Osorio has a photo, Carlos Martínez has good photo, a view from the sea is available, and Bing has a satellite view. The original lighthouse was described as a white tower about 15 m (49 ft) tall, and the third lighthouse was a square skeletal tower. Punta Herrero is at the end of a long, northward-pointing spit that encloses the Laguna del Espíritu Santo. The entire area is included in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. Located at the end of the road in Punta Herrero. Site open, tower status unknown. ARLHS MEX-056; CF-23-053; Admiralty J4452; NGA 15776.
* Mahahual (Majahual) (2)
2006 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane about 23 m (75 ft); four white flashes every 16 s. Approx. 22 m (72 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower with four buttressed ribs, lantern, and gallery. Lantern roof painted red. The former light, a short skeletal tower, stands next to the new lighthouse in an April 2007 photo and in Osorio's photo. Trabas has a distant view by Douglas Cameron, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. Located on the waterfront in Mahahual. Accessible by road. Site open, tower closed. CF-23-025; Admiralty J4455; NGA 15782.
* Punta Gavilan
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white flash every 5 s. 12 m (39 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. This light marks the west side of the southern entrance to the passage between Banco Chinchorro and the mainland. Located on a promontory about 40 km (25 mi) south of Mahahual. Accessible by road. Site open, tower closed. CF-23-020; Admiralty J4457; NGA 15788.
* X'calak (Xcalak) (1)
1904. Inactive. Round cast iron tourelle mounted on an octagonal concrete base. The top of the cast iron tower is missing. A closeup and a second closeup are available, and Google has a street view and an indistinct satellite view. Located on the beach about 400 km (1/4 mi) north of the modern lighthouse (next entry).
* X'calak (Xcalak) (2)
Date unknown (station established 1904). Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); three white flashes every 12 s. 12 m (39 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery but without lantern, unpainted. Osorio has a closeup photo, Riona MacNamara has a good closeup photo, and Google has a street view and an indistinct satellite view. The name is pronounced "shkalak." Located at X'calak, the southernmost point of Quintana Roo, across from Ambergris Cay, Belize. Accessible by ferry from Chetumal. Site status unknown. ARLHS MEX-137; CF-23-015; Admiralty J4462; NGA 15796.
*** Ciudad Chetumal (Payo Obispo) (2)
1975 (station established 1896). Active; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); white flash every 6 s.15 m (49 ft) cylindrical tower without lantern, attached to a 1-story building now used as a museum. Tower painted white, gallery red. Gabriel Herrera's photo is at right, Osorio has a photo, Armando Villanuevo has a photo, Köhler has a photo, a 2008 photo is available, Forand has a postcard view from around 1950, and Google has a 2014 street view and a satellite view. The museum in the equipment building was a project of the Quintana Roo port authority; it opened in 2015. The original lighthouse was moved closer to the sea is 1943, damaged by Hurricane Janet in 1955, and destroyed by Hurricane Carmen in 1974. Located in the median of Boulevard Bahía at the east end of downtown Chetumal. Site open, museum schedule and tower status unknown. ARLHS MEX-028; CF-23-026; Admiralty J4469; NGA 15800.
Faro de Chetumal
Ciudad Chetumal Light, Ciudad Chetumal, April 2007
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Gabriel Joaquín Herrera Jimenez

Banco Chinchorro Lighthouses
Note: Banco Chinchorro is a complex of coral reefs and cays about 40 km (25 mi) long and up to 16 km (10 mi) wide, located about 25 km (15 mi) off Mexico's extreme southeast coast. The reefs have claimed countless shipwrecks since the earliest days of Spanish exploration in the region.
Banco Chinchorro (Cayo Norte) (3)
Date unknown (station established 1909). Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); white flash every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) square white concrete tower. A 2009 photo is available, Geoff Schultz also has a photo, Trabas has Capt. Peter Mosselberger's distant view, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the extreme north end of the reef. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CF-23-040; Admiralty J4456; NGA 15780.
Cayo Centro (3)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 15 m (49 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. Cary Akin has a 2007 photo, which also shows two earlier lighthouses; one is a concrete post light about 10 m (33 ft) tall, undermined and leaning in the water, and the other is a shorter skeletal tower with gallery, perhaps 10 m (33 ft) tall. Another photo shows a similar view, but with the concrete light still on land. Only the active lighthouse is seen in Capt. Peter Mosselberger's view from the sea. A view from the top of the lighthouse is available, but the towers cannot be seen in Google's satellite view. Cayo Centro is an island in the center of the reef complex. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CF-23-035; Admiralty J4456.5; NGA 15784.
Cayo Lobos (2)
Date unknown (station established 1900). Active (?); focal plane 14 m (46 ft); two white flashes every 12 s. 13 m (43 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower with gallery. Trabas has Capt. Peter Mosselberger's photo. The tower is not seen in Google's satellite view. Cayo Lobos is at the extreme south end of the reef. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CF-23-030; Admiralty J4456.7; NGA 15792.

Information available on lost lighthouses

  • Chetumal Reloj (Clocktower) (1916-1948). The first light in the Chetumal area was a mast light at Consejo, a promontory on the south side of the entance to the bay. In 1916 a clock tower was built on the town waterfront with a light mounted above the clock. A historic photo is available. This clock tower does not survive. A modern clocktower is a landmark on the city's waterfront, but it does not carry a navigation light.

Notable faux lighthouses:

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Posted December 2004. Checked and revised September 10, 2016. Lighthouses: 32. Site copyright 2016 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.