The Cerro Hoya National Park offers hiking through pristine rainforest with several waterfalls, and abundant wildlife that includes monkeys and birds galore. Cerro Hoya National Park was formed in 1985 and covers over 80,000 acres on the southern end of the Azuero Peninsula. The terrain is volcanic in origin and stretches from the coastline to the mountains. The highest point on the Azuero peninsula is Cerro Hoya peak, which has an elevation of 1,559 meters (about 5,100 feet) above sea level. There are many rivers with beautiful waterfalls to explore in the park such as the Tonosì, Guànico, Cobachòn, Portobelo, Punta Blanca, Sierra, Varadero and the Pavo.
The coastal area of the park includes coral reefs, cliffs, and mangrove swamps. The mountain areas are covered by dense forests and are home to over 95 species of birds including the endangered scarlet macaw, the painted parakeet, the king vulture, osprey and mangrove black-hawk. Large populations of white tailed deer lived within the park, as well as jaguars and ocelots.
Cerro Hoya does not have roads that penetrate deeply into the park and remains one of the least explored areas of the Azuero Peninsula. The park has a diverse ecosystem with tropical rainforest from the coast to the mountain tops.
There are two administrative centers for the park, one in Tonosì in Los Santos Provence, and the other in the Restingue area of Veraguas Province. There are two ranger stations located within the park itself.