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.


Situated near the heart of the island of Puerto Rico, 11.4 miles north of Ponce, Cerro de Punta invites residents and tourists who are rooming on this part of the island. Even if you are not staying in this location, you should consider stopping by to check it out. If you're wondering, Utuado is ten miles (16 kilometers) to the northwest.

Nearby Restaurants

If the time you spend visiting this mountain leaves your stomach stomach growling, don't fret -- you'll discover numerous choices of food offerings in the vicinity. The most convenient eatery to Cerro de Punta is Cafeteria Mercado, a wonderful restaurant to fill up at before visiting this mountain. Also nearby, you and your party will encounter restaurants like Hacienda Luz De Luna and Cafeteria Milagros so hopefully, at least one of these nearby eateries will satisfy the whole entire group.

Nearby Attractions

Additional nearby attractions include Bosque Estatal De Toro Negro, which is two miles away near Ponce. You might also think about heading over to Casa Canales Museum, which is another attraction nearby.

A mountain is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Cerro de Punta.

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

Location: Puerto Rico


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