In the gated community of Altos de Cerro Azul there are weekly Spanish and yoga classes organized right in the community clubhouse. Tennis courts and a swimming pool are right there in the neighborhood. Imagine living in a quiet place with only the sounds of nature surrounding you…yet you have the ability to hop in your car and head to one of the city’s shopping malls or out to the beach in less than an hour
Cerro Azul, Panama | Panama Special Report
In this Panama Special Report, we bring you the peaceful mountain community of Altos de Cerro Azul.
Cerro Azul means “Blue Mountain,” and its name comes from its blue hue that’s visible from Panama City on a sunny day. Located at 874 meters (2,867 feet) above sea level in the heart of the Chagres rain forest, Cerro Azul promises cool weather, an abundance of wildlife, panoramic views, and a tranquility that’ll make you feel like you’re much farther than 45 minutes from the skyscrapers of Panama City.
Previously a little-known destination where only a handful of people had second homes, locals and expats are now flocking to Cerro Azul, drawn here by its proximity to Panama City and the freedom and autonomy it offers.
Though close enough to the city to make for convenient trips to the supermarket or doctor’s office, Cerro Azul feels like another world—one that’s far removed from the hustle and bustle of urban living.