List of islands of Puerto Rico

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This is a list of islands of Puerto Rico.

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has over 143 islands, cays, islets, and atolls. Only the main island of Puerto Rico (3,363 sq mi [8,710 km2]) and the islands of Vieques (51 sq mi [130 km2]), and Culebra (10 sq mi [26 km2]) are inhabited. Mona Island (22 sq mi [57 km2]) has personnel from the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER) stationed year-around but no private citizens inhabit it (other than overnight camping guests and nature enthusiasts). Caja de Muertos Island (0.58 sq mi [1.5 km2]) is also a DNER Nature Reserve, while Desecheo Island (0.58 sq mi [1.5 km2]) is a National Wildlife Refuge administrated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

The other 140 islands, cays, islets and atolls are not inhabited. Three of the islands are in private hands: Palomino Island, which is rented on a long-term lease to El Conquistador Hotel, and Isla de Ramos and Isla de Lobos.

See also[edit]

References[edit]