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Cerro Punta

Cerro Punta
Tierras Altas, Chiriqui

Nestled in the picturesque highlands of the Chiriqui province in western Panama, Cerro Punta is a charming town that offers a tranquil and laid-back lifestyle in a stunning natural setting. With its cool and mild climate, lush greenery, and scenic mountain views, Cerro Punta is a popular destination for those seeking a serene retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Cerro Punta is right next to Volcan and other lovely parts of what is now known as Tierras Altas. The area has, along with nearby Boquete, the finest mountain towns for retirement, recreation and a rural lifestyle in all of Panama. Real estate opportunities in Cerro Punta include a variety of options, from cozy mountain cabins to spacious estates with sprawling gardens and panoramic views. Many properties in the area feature rustic, traditional architecture that blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings, creating a unique and authentic atmosphere.

One of the main draws of living in Cerro Punta is the opportunity to immerse oneself in the natural beauty of the area. Residents can explore the nearby hiking trails, take a dip in the natural pools and waterfalls, or simply relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air. The town is also known for its thriving agriculture, with many farms and orchards producing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that can be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

The travel time between Boquete and Cerro Punta along with the rest of Tierras Altas was recently shortened by the completion of the Ruta Sur road, an impressive public works project.  The route from the Casa Solution office in downtown Boquete to the Casa Solution office in downtown Volcan now takes about an hour and fifteen minutes.

The fertile lands surrounding Cerro Punta are used to grow a variety of crops, including onions, tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, coffee, corn, bananas, potatoes, lettuce, and flowers. Along with large dairy, horse, and cattle farms, there are several smaller sheep, pig, and chicken farms scattered throughout the region. A couple of miles north of Volcan, on the road to Cerro Punta, there is a large trout farm. To support the farming community, the region has a sizeable Catholic High School, San Benito, that is dedicated to improving farming methods throughout Panama.

Tierras Altas is poised to become the next Boquete, with comparably beautiful scenery—misty hillsides dense with greenery, high altitude homes for sale, gardens terraced into slopes, and abundant wildflowers.  It's a perfect place for those looking for an authentic and down-to-earth community.

The cost of living in Tierras Altas is considered very affordable with rentals, real estate prices for houses and lots, food and restaurants being generally more affordable than in world-famous Boquete right on the other side the mountain.

The Cerro Punta and Tierras Altas area is made up of a friendly population of Panamanians and expats who support one another, offering a relaxed and healthy lifestyle with fresh food, spectacular scenery, good amenities, and a low cost of living.

Please view the current Cerro Punta listings for sale below which often include large luxury homes, beautiful estate houses with a lot of pretty land outside of gated communities, houses of all sizes, vegetable and fruit farms for sale, coffee farms, development opportunities, and affordable mountain lots with incredible views.

Consider Volcan, Cerro Punta, Cuesta de Piedra, Nueva California, and Paso Ancho.  Live an adventurous life in a beautiful and enchanting area of Panama.

What To Love
  • High Altitude
  • Cool Year-Round Weather
  • Rich Farming Community – Coffee, Flowers, Produce, Livestock
  • Popular with Expats
  • At Base of Volcan Baru, Panama’s Tallest Mountain
  • Major Improvements in Downtown Volcan
  • Affordable Homes & Large Properties for Sale
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