(HK07) HIKING Cerro Punta

Friday: So here we are deep in the Chiriqui mountainous interior, where this morning we'll hike through the 'Parque Internacional La Amistad' (Park of International Friendship).

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We stay overnight (in ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ) and prepare for a final day's hiking tomorrow to Boquete on the other side of Volcan Baru!

About Cerro Punta

Cerro Punta is located in Panama's western highlands at an altitude is 6,500 feet (2,000 metres), just south of the Continental Divide. Many of the inhabitants of the village and the surrounding areas are indigenous Native Americans. The climate, like the rest of Panama, is tropical with a short dry season and rainy season that extends about 9 – 10 months of the year. Night time temperatures are often cool due to Cerro Punta's relatively high elevation. During the 1970s much of the land was used for cultivating strawberries; households also maintained small mixed-vegetable gardens.

Cerro Punta is named after a hill with that forms which is the highest point of the town at 2300 meters.It has a fairly rugged terrain, with small plains, where most people live. Outside the main area of the city the houses are widely spaced and the surrounding area is cultivated.

The original name Cerro de Punta, original name is credited to the Chircana poet Caval Beatriz Miranda, who taught grade school in Cerro Punta. In the 1940s in a meeting to choose the name of the town said: "Cerro Punta your name is written in your mountains."

Tourism has been another source of income in recent years as the region has a temperate type - cold in one of the more tropical regions of higher humidity and rainfall in the world. Many come to enjoy and study its climate and flora and fauna of the Parque Internacional La Amistad (Panama and Costa Rica).