Cerro de Punta

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The highest point in Puerto Rico reaches 4,390 feet above sea level and is called Cerro de Punta. It is located in Ponce, and differs from most highest peaks in the Caribbean because it is strictly a mountain and not volcanic in origin.

The most beautiful view in the island is said to be seen from the top of Cerro de punta, where on a clear day, you can see as far as San Juan which is 75 miles away.


Cerro de Punta can be found on the island of Puerto Rico, 11.4 miles north of Ponce; it is 10.0 miles to the southeast of Utuado.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most delightful options while spending a few hours exploring the area could be enjoying a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of Cerro de Punta. All Star Cafe is an ideal restaurant to fill up at on your way to visiting Cerro de Punta, and will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Also close-by, you will have options including Bianca's Cafe and Cafe Jayuya so if you're lucky, at least one of these nearby options will humor the whole entire group.

Nearby Attractions

Additional nearby activities include Bosque Estatal De Toro Negro, which is two miles away near Ponce. Also, you might think about heading to Casa Canales Museum, which is another attraction not far away.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. Attractions close-by can be found in the following table.

Attractions Near Cerro de Punta
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Bosque Estatal De Toro Negro -- 2.1 mi. (17.4 km) ESE 10.8 mi. North-Northeast of Ponce
Casa Canales Museum Museum 3.3 mi. (16.6 km) NE 10.3 mi. East-Southeast of Utuado
Bosque Estatal De Tres Picachos -- 4.3 mi. (18.5 km) NE 11.5 mi. East-Southeast of Utuado
Bosque Estatal De Cerrillos -- 5.7 mi. (9.9 km) S 6.1 mi. North-Northeast of Ponce

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