|Date added: 04/12/22||Post Updated: 2022-05-07 14:07:21||Lot size: 3.064 hectares||Status: Titled|
|Type: Mainland Lot|
THREE CLOUD FOREST LOTS ON THE QUETZAL TRAIL, CERRO PUNTA
Cerro Punta is known as the bread basket of Panama as it produces a huge percent of the fruit and vegetables that feed the country. The region has been exploited for its rich soils and cool climate which support the growth of some staple items that don’t do well in the usual tropical environments. It seems the only thing that stops the neat rows of the vegetable fields and the bulging greenhouses are the limits of the Volcan Baru National Park.
Encircling the pinnacle of Volcan Baru, the park is an essential habitat for endemic highland and migrating birds and acts as a wildlife corridor linking the Highlands of Chiriqui to the International Park Amistad, shared by Panama and Costa Rica. It is just beyond the border of this majestic cloud forest park, where we find 4 of the last wooded hectares of Cerro Punta.
The lots are precious ecosystems in their own right, and prove to be an integral location for one of the world’s most majestic birds- the Resplendent Quetzal! A gorgeous Trogan who lures birders and nature enthusiasts from around the world, for just a glimpse of his elegant tail feathers and somber mating call. The Quetzal, a cloud forest specialist, is considered near threatened on the IUCN Red List, with habitat destruction being the main threat due to deforestation, forest fragmentation, and agricultural clearing.
“The equation is very straight forward. If there were no cloud forest, there would be no Quetzal. As we work to conserve the cloud forest, we do so with the future of this species in mind.” – COMMUNITY CLOUD FOREST CONSERVATION
The property is made up of three unique lots, they are each titled and would idealy be sold as a package, to invite less infrastructure. Each lot is 1 hectare and 645 m2 and accessible via a gravel road, with the ability to connect to city power and fiber optics will be reaching the area soon. The lots could be sold separetly to green minded investors who see the value in protecting precious cloud forest, and wildlife habitat.
The gateway between the old and the modern world, where nature meets agricultural industry, each lot has a nice elevation setting them above the farming world below. Nice views across the valley to walls of green canopy are visible through the trees.
The first lot and second two lots are separated by a 1 hectare green space, which are all located along a road that leads to Chiriqui Province’s famous Quetzal Trail. The trail has earned the name thanks to more than 300 pairs of Quetzals who call the volcano home. This 9.6 kilometer forest path passes through the Volcan Baru National Park, connecting the towns of Cerro Punta and Boquete, an adventure of epic proportions, it takes about 4 hours one way. There are plenty more beautiful hikes to waterfalls and scenic views in the area.
The Cloud Forest Lots of Cerro Punta are perfect for the conservationist:
When looking at an aerial photograph of the region, it doesn’t take an expert to see the strategic importance of the three lots, some of the last forested space which connects Volcan Baru reserve to Park Amistad. The corridor has already been chipped away by onion fields and is seemingly hanging on by a thread of private forest.
The Cloud Forest lots of Cerro Punta are perfect for Eco-Tourism:
Bought together, the more than 3 hectares would be plenty of space for a few cozy cabins and a place to refuel for hikers who need a warm shower and laundry!
If you love the Cloud Forest Lots of Cerro Punta, please see Roots Real Estate Panama’s Conservation page.
proximity to national park