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Cerro de Punta, Puerto Rico

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Cerro de Punta or just Cerro Punta is the highest peak in Puerto Rico, rising to 1338m above sea level. The mountain is part of the Cordillera Central and is located in the municipality of Ponce.LocationThe mountain is part of the Cordillera Central and is located on the border between the municipalities of Jayuya and Ponce. The access road to the point closest to the highest elevation is from the municipality of Jayuya. It is part of the Toro Negro Forest Reserve, and it has been described as "an alpine runt." It is located on the western end of the Toro Negro State Park. The mountain is just north of east-to-westbound Route 143. It is located at coordinates 18.172458 and -66.591839W. The nearest populated place to Cerro de Punta is Urbanization Vega Linda, located 3.3 miles away.GeologyUnlike many Caribbean mountains, Cerro de Punta is not a volcano but simply the highest point in the Cordillera Central. Cordillera Central is the central mountain range that divides the island by running in an east-west fashion.Best viewThe view from atop Cerro de Punta is said to be "the best view in all of Puerto Rico". On a clear day, it is possible to see virtually the entire island, including as far as San Juan, which is over 75 miles away. There are a number of radio and television transmission and re-transmission towers just off the top of the mountain. There is an observation platform at the top of the mountain.
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  • Never thought to arrive from Ponce by bicycle are 30 km exhausting up the last section although steep is possible, you can see all puerto rico from there is impressive the view is a little abandoned a...  more »
  • I found this place because we where lost looking for something else... And let me tell you the finding where remarkable. Wow! The view and the beauty is very secretly kept at heart. I wish to have had...  more »
  • We started out early in the morning to attempt to avoid the afternoon clouds. It worked ! We arrived at the base of the mountain and parked in the large lot below. I suppose you could drive up but it ...  more »

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