Many people used to get out at this spot to take panoramic photos, on their way to the districts of Santa Fe and San Francisco, as it provides a great view of the primarily savannah forest landscape.
Jorge Herrera had the idea of making a lookout point to capitalize on the stop made by travelers, and he began to offer here fresh and delicious mozzarella cheese made from goat or cow milk, in addition to other products of industrious Veraguas hands.
Herrera explains that he took advantage of the small flat area just off the highway to Santa Fe and on the outskirts of the village of San Francisco to put up a roadside stand now visited by numerous Panamanians and foreigners.
The atmosphere of the overlook is inviting and the weather is cool, assures Herrera, since it is in the rural area and high up enough to be able to spot in the distance the Central mountain range, in the province of Veraguas.
Herrera commented that he heavily invested in this beautiful place to ensure that those who visit do so with good intentions. He offers visitors a sample of the cheeses, of exclusive preference in local and national markets, such as mozzarella, jalapeño, olive, ham, strawberry, or an assortment.
If you want to sit and clear your mind in a calm place, you can order other foods or natural juices made from regionally-grown fresh fruit, such as orange, papaya, banana, passion fruit, or soursop.
He claimed that those who visit El Mirador and don't taste the cheeses don't know what they're missing.
Due to consumer demand, these products can also be purchased in the capital and in the nation's top supermarkets.