Cerro De Punta (or just Cerro Punta) is the Puerto Rico high point at 4,390 feet above sea level. Pretty decent height considering that it’s on a relatively small island.
There is absolutely no reason to visit unless you’re a highpointer, or you have the desire to see the ocean to the north and to the south of the island at the same time.
The drive up here is atrocious, with roads washed away and damaged from Hurricane Maria. It takes forever to pick your way among good chunks of remaining asphalt, and hopefully the GPS gives you a route on roads that still exist.
The "road" aka trail that goes from the bottom to the peak is even worse, extremely steep and rutted. I tried to coax our AWD rental SUV up and turned back less than 500 feet in when the tires started slipping. Faster to just hike up the steep incline than try to drive up.
The summit is completely covered with communication towers, and has to be the ugliest high point we’ve tagged to date.
Verdict: Fuggedaboutit. While it is cool to be able to see both north and south coasts, the juice just isn’t worth the squeeze.
Cerro De Punta
Splash of Red
Puerto Rico Roads
Cerro De Punta Pano
A quick view around the Cerro De Punta Summit