|La Peregüeta farm is in the Pacific lowlands of Panama, in the province of Coclé. It is about 15 kms from Penonomé, a charming and picturesque town located two and half hours from Panama City. La Peregüeta, slightly over sixty hectares (150 acres) in size, is in the rural community of Cerro Gordo, Corregimiento del Cañaveral, Distrito de Penonomé. The small community of Cerro Gordo has less than 50 families and most of the able workers are employed outside the area. It is a cattle grazing area and very little land is used for farming. Cerro Gordo has a two-room elementary school – grades 1 to 6 - two teachers and less than 40 students.
The nearby hills of Cerro Guacamaya and Cerro Gordo are perfect for year-round easy to moderate hiking.
The town of La Pintada, about 20 minutes away, is an excellent place to visit petrogliph sites.
Most visiting bird watchers enjoy bird watching on the premises. For the more demanding, we can go birding at the Omar Torrijos National Park and the grasslands of the Rio Grande.
The Zaratí river runs along one side of the farm for almost 1 km and is great for swimming and other water activities during the summer months.
The Pacific Lowlands and dry forest vegetation is rich in a biodiversity that claims to be studied, and is attractive to visiting scientists who find the farm’s relatively easy walking trails and undisturbed environment a good place to do research.
A view from the tower
Evening in La Peregüeta
A view of the nearby hills: Cerro Gordo
and Cerro Guacamaya
Pablo Silva, a local hiker is enjoying
the magnificent view from the top of Cerro Gordo