Welcome to Cerro Azul
Welcome to Cerro Azul! This is the ideal mountain oasis for those in search of a convenient escape from hectic city living. Cerro Azul is one of the only places in the world where you can enjoy views of both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans on a clear day. For those who love fresh air, the outdoors, and appreciating nature, Cerro Azul may just be the perfect mountain community to call home.
The Lowdown on Cerro Azul
Is Cerro Azul the right place for you? For those looking to surround themselves with the natural beauty of the mountains, while maintaining a convenient distance to the amenities provided by a large city, Cerro Azul provides all of this and more.
Many residents of Cerro Azul use their homes for vacationing and live full-time in Panama City or elsewhere. There are, though, plenty of people who call Cerro Azul home year-round. Both Panamanians and expats have become enchanted with this pristine region’s spell and have purchased property here. The lack of nearby schools, though, means that most families with children do not choose to make Cerro Azul their principal place of residence, while it is a more popular choice for retirees.
When it comes to real estate investment, one particular draw of this community is that Cerro Azul is entirely void of cookie-cutter apartment buildings or developments that one might find in other areas of Panama. You can safely say that no two houses look the same. This allows residents to invest in or build a home that reflects their own taste and lifestyle.
Additionally, many residents appreciate that Cerro Azul’s properties are perched atop the mountains, as opposed to down in the valleys as is more common in many mountain towns. This means that homeowners in Cerro Azul are able to appreciate unparalleled views of the mountains and valleys below.
Recent efforts by the Melo Group to reforest the areas between homes means that Cerro Azul provides even more privacy than before. It isn’t uncommon for neighbors in this community to become close and visit each other, yet at the same time, this is the perfect place for those who seek seclusion and solidarity of a mountain retreat.
Getting to Cerro Azul
Located just a 35-minute drive from Tocumen International Airport, and with a well-paved road leading all the way up into the mountains, it’s easier to access this mountain paradise than you might expect. Once you arrive, though, urban life will feel like it’s a world away. Everywhere you turn you’ll find untouched flora and fauna, hiking trails, mountain streams, and miraculous views.
Many choose to call Cerro Azul home in order to take advantage of the beautiful mountain weather. At 2,500 to 3,000 feet above sea level, this quaint community offers comfortable temperatures year-round. Most of the time, you’ll find that daytime temperatures range from 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, while the nights are much cooler. The University of Panama even ranked Cerro Azul as having the best drinking water in Panama, confirming the pristine nature of this mountain town.
What to Expect in Cerro Azul
There’s no doubt that the star of the show when it comes to Cerro Azul living is the beauty of nature. Residents of Cerro Azul spend their days walking the community’s numerous trails, exploring local streams, observing the vast array of birds and animals who call the mountains home, and enjoying stunning mountain views from their balconies. It is even home to one of the oldest cloud forests in the Western hemisphere, where visitors can stroll through an enchanted forest of ancient palms and rolling fog.
While all of this natural beauty is at the forefront of what Cerro Azul has to offer, that doesn’t mean that life here is completely void of amenities. Residents have access to high-speed internet, Direct TV, reliable electricity, and cell service. Additionally, the Cerro Azul Country Club offers residents the chance to enjoy the large pool, tennis and basketball courts, a mini-golf course, and a roller-skating rink. This is also where residents can dine at the only restaurant offered within Cerro Azul, ordering simple but delicious plates with a view.
For more amenities, residents will need to take a trip down the mountain, which is easy to do. Just a 30-minute drive from Cerro Azul, residents will find a modern shopping center where they can stock up on everything they may need. Megamall is home to many shops that include everything from clothing to HomeGoods, to groceries. There is a food court with plenty of fast food options and a few restaurants as well. Megamall is even home to a movie theater.
For any other needs, Panama City isn’t far from Cerro Azul and is a reasonable destination for shopping, healthcare, or any other needs. When it comes to amenities, nearly all residents agree that Cerro Azul provides the perfect balance of comfort and escape.
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