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Cerro de Punta, Jayuya

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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.
The 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.
Unlike 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.
The 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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  • Over 3000 ft. High a different ambiance, temperatures and scenery! Experience the view of the Beautiful island of Puerto Rico from this point and you won't forget it ever!  more »
  • We did this drive,,,, After doing almost all of the roads on Puerto Rico, And were expecting a lot. Dissapointed, We have seen many better views, Problem is often you can;t see the wood for the trees!...  more »
  • Not for feint of heart, this place has a very steep, very poorly maintained access road, which even by PR standards is very rough and narrow. You will have to back up to oncoming traffic. We did it in a jeep, would not attempt with non 4 wheel drive anymore. On a clear day it is amazing. Be careful.
  • Roads are in shambles. View was amazing
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