On the other side of Volcan Baru from the well-known Boquete lies a group of small towns collectively referred to as “Cerro Punta.” Among them are Volcan, Cerro Punta, Guadalupe, and Bajo Grande; of these, Volcan is the largest but is still much smaller than Boquete. The rest of the towns are often little more than a dozen or so buildings clustered together.
Both the people and the atmosphere give these towns an extremely “small village” feel, one that invites you to experience the magic of a bygone time and a slower way of life. Families adorned in colorful Ngobe dress walk along the roadways, and farmers look up from the fields to tip their hats to passersby. The cool winds coming down off the mountain peaks get lost in the translucent clouds that hover over a landscape dotted with innumerable tiny local farms.
Enjoy this slideshow of pictures taken on a short weekend visit to Cerro Punta, and see if you are as enchanted as we were by the area.