©

Cerro Punta trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Cerro Punta

(4.3/5 based on 75+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: parks
Cerro Punta is a city and corregimiento in Tierras Altas District, Chiriquí Province, Panama. Cerro Punta is located in Panama's western highlands at an altitude is 6,500 feet (2,000 metres), just south of the Continental Divide. Many of the inhabitants of the village and the surrounding areas are indigenous Native Americans. The climate, like the rest of Panama, is tropical with a short dry season and rainy season that extends about 9 – 10 months of the year. Night time temperatures are often cool due to Cerro Punta's relatively high elevation. During the 1970s much of the land was used for cultivating strawberries; households also maintained small mixed-vegetable gardens. The village can be reached by traveling north from the Pan-American highway.ToponymyCerro Punta is named after a hill with that forms which is the highest point of the village at 2300 meters. The original name Cerro de Punta, original name is credited to the Chircana poet Caval Beatriz Miranda, who taught grade school in Cerro Punta. In the 1940s in a meeting to choose the name of the town said: "Cerro Punta your name is written in your mountains."GeographyCerro Punta has a fairly rugged terrain, with small plains, where most people live. Outside the main area of the city the houses are widely spaced and the surrounding area is cultivated.Chiriqui is the most mountainous and highest district in Panama.VillasThe township is divided into villas, The Miranda, Guadalupe, Las Nubes, and Bajo Grande, all of which are situated above 2,000 meters.Average annual temperatures range between 10 °C and 15 °CFrost snow in cropsHave been recorded minimum temperatures of 0 °C to -1 °C. The minimum temperatures are not welcome by the community in cases of hail because it is a purely agricultural village and hailstorms cause this phenomenon which causes damage to crops such as potatoes, lettuce, coffee and others.
Plan your trip to Cerro Punta and other Panama destinations using our handy Panama tourist route planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Cerro Punta

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Cerro Punta:
Sightseeing, historic sites, shopping
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, spas, trails
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, wildlife areas, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, nature, shopping
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Adventure, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Chiriqui Province

29 days in Panama & Colombia BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Panama BY A USER FROM BELGIUM February, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Panama BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Panama BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Panama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Panama BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Panama BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 28 days in Central America BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Panama BY A USER FROM GHANA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Panama BY A USER FROM GHANA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Panama BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Panama BY A USER FROM PANAMA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News