List of mountain peaks of Central America

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This article comprises three sortable tables of major mountain peaks [1] of Central America. This article defines Central America as the seven nations of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panamá.

Summit A point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it, in topography

A summit is a point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. The topographic terms acme, apex, peak, and zenith are synonymous.

Central America central geographic region of the Americas

Central America is located on the southern tip of North America, or is sometimes defined as a subcontinent of the Americas, bordered by Mexico to the north, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south. Central America consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. The combined population of Central America has been estimated to be 41,739,000 and 42,688,190.

Belize country in Central America

Belize is a country located on the eastern coast of Central America. Belize is bordered on the northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala. It has an area of 22,970 square kilometres (8,867 sq mi) and a population of 387,879 (2017). Its mainland is about 180 mi (290 km) long and 68 mi (110 km) wide. It has the lowest population and population density in Central America. The country's population growth rate of 1.87% per year (2015) is the second highest in the region and one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere.

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The summit of a mountain or hill may be measured in three principal ways:

  1. The topographic elevation of a summit measures the height of the summit above a geodetic sea level. [2] The first table below ranks the 25 highest major summits of Central America by elevation.
  2. The topographic prominence of a summit is a measure of how high the summit rises above its surroundings. [3] [2] The second table below ranks the 25 most prominent summits of Central America.
  3. The topographic isolation (or radius of dominance) of a summit measures how far the summit lies from its nearest point of equal elevation. [4] The third table below ranks the 25 most isolated major summits of Central America.


Highest major summits

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Of the 25 highest major summits of Central America, Volcán Tajumulco and Volcán Tacaná exceed 4000 meters (13,123 feet) elevation, 11 peaks exceed 3000 meters (9843 feet), and 24 peaks exceed 2000 meters (6562 feet) elevation.

Of these 25 peaks, nine are located in Honduras, eight in Guatemala, four in El Salvador, three in Costa Rica, two in Panama, and one in Nicaragua. Volcán Tacaná lies on the Guatemala-Mexico border, Cerro El Pital lies on the El Salvador-Honduras border, and Pico Mogotón lies on the Nicaragua-Honduras border.

The 25 highest summits of Central America with at least 500 meters of topographic prominence

Rank Mountain peak Country Mountain range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Volcán Tajumulco [5] [6] [7] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Sierra de las Nubes 4220 m
13,845 ft
3990 m
13,091 ft
722 km
448 mi
15°02′35″N91°54′13″W / 15.0430°N 91.9037°W / 15.0430; -91.9037 (Volcán Tajumulco)
2 Volcán Tacaná [8] [9] [10] Flag of Chiapas.svg  Chiapas
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala
Sierra de Istatan 4067 m
13,343 ft
1037 m
3,402 ft
24.1 km
14.99 mi
15°07′56″N92°06′30″W / 15.1323°N 92.1084°W / 15.1323; -92.1084 (Volcán Tacaná)
3 Volcán Acatenango [11] [12] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Chimaltenango 3975 m
13,041 ft
1835 m
6,020 ft
125.9 km
78.2 mi
14°30′06″N90°52′32″W / 14.5016°N 90.8755°W / 14.5016; -90.8755 (Volcán Acatenango)
4 Alto Cuchumatanes [13] [14] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Huehuetenango 3837 m
12,589 ft
1877 m
6,158 ft
65.2 km
40.5 mi
15°31′06″N91°32′40″W / 15.5182°N 91.5445°W / 15.5182; -91.5445 (Alto Cuchumatanes)
5 Chirripó Grande [15] [16] [17]
(Cerro Chirripó)
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Cordillera de Talamanca 3819 m
12,530 ft
3755 m
12,320 ft
878 km
546 mi
9°29′03″N83°29′20″W / 9.4843°N 83.4889°W / 9.4843; -83.4889 (Chirripó Grande)
6 Volcán Santa María [18] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Sierra Madre 3772 m
12,375 ft
1054 m
3,458 ft
49.4 km
30.7 mi
14°45′25″N91°33′06″W / 14.7570°N 91.5517°W / 14.7570; -91.5517 (Volcán Santa María)
7 Volcán de Agua [19] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Escuintla 3761 m
12,339 ft
1981 m
6,499 ft
14.86 km
9.23 mi
14°27′55″N90°44′34″W / 14.4654°N 90.7428°W / 14.4654; -90.7428 (Volcán de Agua)
8 Volcán Atitlán [20] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Sierra Madre de Chiapas 3537 m
11,604 ft
1754 m
5,755 ft
33.2 km
20.6 mi
14°35′00″N91°11′11″W / 14.5834°N 91.1864°W / 14.5834; -91.1864 (Volcán Atitlán)
9 Montañas Peña Blanca [21] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Sierra Madre de Chiapas 3518 m
11,542 ft
1858 m
6,096 ft
39.8 km
24.7 mi
15°29′59″N91°54′54″W / 15.4996°N 91.9151°W / 15.4996; -91.9151 (Montañas Peña Blanca)
10 Volcán Barú [22] [23] [24] Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Chiriquí 3474 m
11,398 ft
1324 m
4,344 ft
74.2 km
46.1 mi
8°48′32″N82°32′34″W / 8.8088°N 82.5427°W / 8.8088; -82.5427 (Volcán Barú)
11 Volcán Irazú [25] Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Cordillera Central, Costa Rica 3432 m
11,260 ft
1897 m
6,224 ft
47.8 km
29.7 mi
9°58′35″N83°51′12″W / 9.9764°N 83.8534°W / 9.9764; -83.8534 (Volcán Irazú)
12 Cerro Las Minas [26] [27] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Sierra de las Nubes 2849 m
9,347 ft
2069 m
6,788 ft
132 km
82 mi
14°32′02″N88°40′49″W / 14.5340°N 88.6804°W / 14.5340; -88.6804 (Cerro Las Minas)
13 Montaña de Santa Bárbara [28] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Santa Bárbara 2744 m
9,003 ft
2084 m
6,837 ft
74 km
46 mi
14°54′49″N88°06′52″W / 14.9137°N 88.1145°W / 14.9137; -88.1145 (Montaña de Santa Bárbara)
14 Cerro El Pital [29] [30] Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras
Sierra de las Nubes 2730 m
8,957 ft
1530 m
5,020 ft
51.1 km
31.8 mi
14°23′04″N89°07′45″W / 14.3844°N 89.1292°W / 14.3844; -89.1292 (Cerro El Pital)
15 Pico Bonito [31] [32] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Cordillera Nombre de Dios 2450 m
8,038 ft
1710 m
5,610 ft
151 km
93.8 mi
15°33′27″N86°52′32″W / 15.5575°N 86.8756°W / 15.5575; -86.8756 (Pico Bonito)
16 Montaña los Comayagua [33] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Comayagua 2407 m
7,897 ft
1507 m
4,944 ft
80.1 km
49.7 mi
14°30′00″N87°30′00″W / 14.5000°N 87.5000°W / 14.5000; -87.5000 (Montaña los Comayagua)
17 Volcán de Santa Ana [34] Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador Sierra Madre de Chiapas 2362 m
7,749 ft
1602 m
5,256 ft
69.1 km
42.9 mi
13°51′21″N89°37′44″W / 13.8557°N 89.6288°W / 13.8557; -89.6288 (Volcán de Santa Ana)
18 Sierra de Agalta high point [35] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Sierra de Agalta 2335 m
7,661 ft
1505 m
4,938 ft
122.6 km
76.1 mi
14°57′27″N85°54′59″W / 14.9576°N 85.9165°W / 14.9576; -85.9165 (Sierra de Agalta high point)
19 Pico Pijol [36] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Yoro 2320 m
7,612 ft
1578 m
5,177 ft
65.1 km
40.4 mi
15°11′00″N87°34′00″W / 15.1833°N 87.5667°W / 15.1833; -87.5667 (Pico Pijol)
20 Montaña San Ildefonso [37] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Cortés 2242 m
7,356 ft
1702 m
5,584 ft
68.6 km
42.7 mi
15°31′00″N88°14′00″W / 15.5167°N 88.2333°W / 15.5167; -88.2333 (Montaña San Ildefonso)
21 Volcán de San Vicente [38] Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador Sierra Madre de Chiapas 2182 m
7,159 ft
1562 m
5,125 ft
90.3 km
56.1 mi
13°35′47″N88°50′15″W / 13.5965°N 88.8376°W / 13.5965; -88.8376 (Volcán de San Vicente)
22 Volcán San Miguel [39] Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador Sierra Madre de Chiapas 2131 m
6,991 ft
1831 m
6,007 ft
64.1 km
39.8 mi
13°26′05″N88°16′09″W / 13.4348°N 88.2691°W / 13.4348; -88.2691 (Volcán San Miguel)
23 Pico Mogotón [40] [41] Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras
Sierra de las Nubes 2106 m
6,909 ft
1321 m
4,334 ft
142 km
88.2 mi
13°45′47″N86°23′54″W / 13.7631°N 86.3983°W / 13.7631; -86.3983 (Pico Mogotón)
24 Volcán Miravalles [42] Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Cordillera de Guanacaste 2028 m
6,654 ft
1528 m
5,013 ft
99.4 km
61.8 mi
10°44′49″N85°09′02″W / 10.7469°N 85.1505°W / 10.7469; -85.1505 (Volcán Miravalles)
25 Cerro Tacarcuna [43] [44] Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Darién 1875 m
6,152 ft
1770 m
5,807 ft
174.4 km
108.3 mi
8°09′57″N77°17′45″W / 8.1659°N 77.2959°W / 8.1659; -77.2959 (Cerro Tacarcuna)

Most prominent summits

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Of the 25 most prominent summits of Central America, Volcán Tajumulco and Chirripó Grande exceed 3000 meters (9843 feet) of topographic prominence, four peaks exceed 2000 meters (6562 feet), and 23 peaks are ultra-prominent summits with at least 1500 meters (4921 feet) of topographic prominence.

Of these 25 peaks, eight are located in Honduras, five in Guatemala, four in El Salvador, three in Costa Rica, three in Nicaragua, and two in Panamá. Cerro El Pital lies on the El Salvador-Honduras border and Pico Mogotón lies on the Nicaragua-Honduras border.

The 25 most topographically prominent summits of Central America

Rank Mountain peak Country Mountain range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Volcán Tajumulco [5] [6] [7] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Sierra de las Nubes 4220 m
13,845 ft
3990 m
13,091 ft
722 km
448 mi
15°02′35″N91°54′13″W / 15.0430°N 91.9037°W / 15.0430; -91.9037 (Volcán Tajumulco)
2 Chirripó Grande [15] [16] [17]
(Cerro Chirripó)
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Cordillera de Talamanca 3819 m
12,530 ft
3755 m
12,320 ft
878 km
546 mi
9°29′03″N83°29′20″W / 9.4843°N 83.4889°W / 9.4843; -83.4889 (Chirripó Grande)
3 Montaña de Santa Bárbara [28] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Santa Bárbara 2744 m
9,003 ft
2084 m
6,837 ft
74 km
46 mi
14°54′49″N88°06′52″W / 14.9137°N 88.1145°W / 14.9137; -88.1145 (Montaña de Santa Bárbara)
4 Cerro Las Minas [26] [27] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Sierra de las Nubes 2849 m
9,347 ft
2069 m
6,788 ft
132 km
82 mi
14°32′02″N88°40′49″W / 14.5340°N 88.6804°W / 14.5340; -88.6804 (Cerro Las Minas)
5 Volcán de Agua [19] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Escuintla 3761 m
12,339 ft
1981 m
6,499 ft
14.86 km
9.23 mi
14°27′55″N90°44′34″W / 14.4654°N 90.7428°W / 14.4654; -90.7428 (Volcán de Agua)
6 Volcán Irazú [25] Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Cordillera Central, Costa Rica 3432 m
11,260 ft
1897 m
6,224 ft
47.8 km
29.7 mi
9°58′35″N83°51′12″W / 9.9764°N 83.8534°W / 9.9764; -83.8534 (Volcán Irazú)
7 Alto Cuchumatanes [13] [14] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Huehuetenango 3837 m
12,589 ft
1877 m
6,158 ft
65.2 km
40.5 mi
15°31′06″N91°32′40″W / 15.5182°N 91.5445°W / 15.5182; -91.5445 (Alto Cuchumatanes)
8 Montañas Peña Blanca [21] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Sierra Madre de Chiapas 3518 m
11,542 ft
1858 m
6,096 ft
39.8 km
24.7 mi
15°29′59″N91°54′54″W / 15.4996°N 91.9151°W / 15.4996; -91.9151 (Montañas Peña Blanca)
9 Volcán Acatenango [11] [12] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Chimaltenango 3975 m
13,041 ft
1835 m
6,020 ft
125.9 km
78.2 mi
14°30′06″N90°52′32″W / 14.5016°N 90.8755°W / 14.5016; -90.8755 (Volcán Acatenango)
10 Volcán San Miguel [39] Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador Sierra Madre de Chiapas 2131 m
6,991 ft
1831 m
6,007 ft
64.1 km
39.8 mi
13°26′05″N88°16′09″W / 13.4348°N 88.2691°W / 13.4348; -88.2691 (Volcán San Miguel)
11 Cerro Tacarcuna [43] [44] Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Darién 1875 m
6,152 ft
1770 m
5,807 ft
174.4 km
108.3 mi
8°09′57″N77°17′45″W / 8.1659°N 77.2959°W / 8.1659; -77.2959 (Cerro Tacarcuna)
12 Volcán Atitlán [20] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Sierra Madre de Chiapas 3537 m
11,604 ft
1754 m
5,755 ft
33.2 km
20.6 mi
14°35′00″N91°11′11″W / 14.5834°N 91.1864°W / 14.5834; -91.1864 (Volcán Atitlán)
13 Pico Bonito [31] [32] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Cordillera Nombre de Dios 2450 m
8,038 ft
1710 m
5,610 ft
151 km
93.8 mi
15°33′27″N86°52′32″W / 15.5575°N 86.8756°W / 15.5575; -86.8756 (Pico Bonito)
14 Montaña San Ildefonso [37] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Cortés 2242 m
7,356 ft
1702 m
5,584 ft
68.6 km
42.7 mi
15°31′00″N88°14′00″W / 15.5167°N 88.2333°W / 15.5167; -88.2333 (Montaña San Ildefonso)
15 Volcán San Cristóbal [45] Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua Cordillera Los Maribios 1745 m
5,725 ft
1665 m
5,463 ft
134.5 km
83.6 mi
12°42′09″N87°00′21″W / 12.7026°N 87.0057°W / 12.7026; -87.0057 (Volcán San Cristóbal)
16 Volcán de Santa Ana [34] Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador Sierra Madre de Chiapas 2362 m
7,749 ft
1602 m
5,256 ft
69.1 km
42.9 mi
13°51′21″N89°37′44″W / 13.8557°N 89.6288°W / 13.8557; -89.6288 (Volcán de Santa Ana)
17 Volcán Concepción [46] Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua Rivas 1610 m
5,282 ft
1579 m
5,180 ft
69.6 km
43.3 mi
11°32′17″N85°37′21″W / 11.5380°N 85.6226°W / 11.5380; -85.6226 (Volcán Concepción)
18 Pico Pijol [36] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Yoro 2320 m
7,612 ft
1578 m
5,177 ft
65.1 km
40.4 mi
15°11′00″N87°34′00″W / 15.1833°N 87.5667°W / 15.1833; -87.5667 (Pico Pijol)
19 Volcán de San Vicente [38] Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador Sierra Madre de Chiapas 2182 m
7,159 ft
1562 m
5,125 ft
90.3 km
56.1 mi
13°35′47″N88°50′15″W / 13.5965°N 88.8376°W / 13.5965; -88.8376 (Volcán de San Vicente)
20 Cerro El Pital [29] [30] Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras
Sierra de las Nubes 2730 m
8,957 ft
1530 m
5,020 ft
51.1 km
31.8 mi
14°23′04″N89°07′45″W / 14.3844°N 89.1292°W / 14.3844; -89.1292 (Cerro El Pital)
21 Volcán Miravalles [42] Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Cordillera de Guanacaste 2028 m
6,654 ft
1528 m
5,013 ft
99.4 km
61.8 mi
10°44′49″N85°09′02″W / 10.7469°N 85.1505°W / 10.7469; -85.1505 (Volcán Miravalles)
22 Montaña los Comayagua [33] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Comayagua 2407 m
7,897 ft
1507 m
4,944 ft
80.1 km
49.7 mi
14°30′00″N87°30′00″W / 14.5000°N 87.5000°W / 14.5000; -87.5000 (Montaña los Comayagua)
23 Sierra de Agalta high point [35] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Sierra de Agalta 2335 m
7,661 ft
1505 m
4,938 ft
122.6 km
76.1 mi
14°57′27″N85°54′59″W / 14.9576°N 85.9165°W / 14.9576; -85.9165 (Sierra de Agalta high point)
24 Volcán Barú [22] [23] [24] Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Chiriquí 3474 m
11,398 ft
1324 m
4,344 ft
74.2 km
46.1 mi
8°48′32″N82°32′34″W / 8.8088°N 82.5427°W / 8.8088; -82.5427 (Volcán Barú)
25 Pico Mogotón [40] [41] Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras
Sierra de las Nubes 2106 m
6,909 ft
1321 m
4,334 ft
142 km
88.2 mi
13°45′47″N86°23′54″W / 13.7631°N 86.3983°W / 13.7631; -86.3983 (Pico Mogotón)

Most isolated major summits

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Of the 25 most isolated major summits of Central America, Chirripó Grande and Volcán Tajumulco exceed 500 kilometers (310.7 miles) of topographic isolation and 11 peaks exceed 100 kilometers (62.14 miles) of topographic isolation.

Of these 25 peaks, nine are located in Honduras, four in Guatemala, four in El Salvador, three in Panamá, three in Nicaragua, three in Costa Rica, and one in Belize. Pico Mogotón lies on the Nicaragua-Honduras border and Cerro El Pital lies on the El Salvador-Honduras border.

The 25 most topographically isolated summits of Central America with at least 500 meters of topographic prominence

Rank Mountain peak Country Mountain range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Chirripó Grande [15] [16] [17]
(Cerro Chirripó)
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Cordillera de Talamanca 3819 m
12,530 ft
3755 m
12,320 ft
878 km
546 mi
9°29′03″N83°29′20″W / 9.4843°N 83.4889°W / 9.4843; -83.4889 (Chirripó Grande)
2 Volcán Tajumulco [5] [6] [7] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Sierra de las Nubes 4220 m
13,845 ft
3990 m
13,091 ft
722 km
448 mi
15°02′35″N91°54′13″W / 15.0430°N 91.9037°W / 15.0430; -91.9037 (Volcán Tajumulco)
3 Cerro Tacarcuna [43] [44] Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Darién 1875 m
6,152 ft
1770 m
5,807 ft
174.4 km
108.3 mi
8°09′57″N77°17′45″W / 8.1659°N 77.2959°W / 8.1659; -77.2959 (Cerro Tacarcuna)
4 Pico Bonito [31] [32] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Cordillera Nombre de Dios 2450 m
8,038 ft
1710 m
5,610 ft
151 km
93.8 mi
15°33′27″N86°52′32″W / 15.5575°N 86.8756°W / 15.5575; -86.8756 (Pico Bonito)
5 Pico Mogotón [40] [41] Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras
Sierra de las Nubes 2106 m
6,909 ft
1321 m
4,334 ft
142 km
88.2 mi
13°45′47″N86°23′54″W / 13.7631°N 86.3983°W / 13.7631; -86.3983 (Pico Mogotón)
6 Doyle's Delight [47] [48] [49] Flag of Belize.svg  Belize Yucatán Peninsula 1174 m
3,852 ft
500 m
1,640 ft
138.3 km
85.9 mi
16°29′39″N89°02′44″W / 16.4941°N 89.0456°W / 16.4941; -89.0456 (Doyle's Delight)
7 Cerro Hoya [50] [51] Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Azuero Peninsula 1559 m
5,115 ft
500 m
1,640 ft
135.7 km
84.3 mi
7°19′04″N80°40′52″W / 7.3179°N 80.6810°W / 7.3179; -80.6810 (Cerro Hoya)
8 Volcán San Cristóbal [45] Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua Cordillera Los Maribios 1745 m
5,725 ft
1665 m
5,463 ft
134.5 km
83.6 mi
12°42′09″N87°00′21″W / 12.7026°N 87.0057°W / 12.7026; -87.0057 (Volcán San Cristóbal)
9 Cerro Las Minas [26] [27] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Sierra de las Nubes 2849 m
9,347 ft
2069 m
6,788 ft
132 km
82 mi
14°32′02″N88°40′49″W / 14.5340°N 88.6804°W / 14.5340; -88.6804 (Cerro Las Minas)
10 Volcán Acatenango [11] [12] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Chimaltenango 3975 m
13,041 ft
1835 m
6,020 ft
125.9 km
78.2 mi
14°30′06″N90°52′32″W / 14.5016°N 90.8755°W / 14.5016; -90.8755 (Volcán Acatenango)
11 Sierra de Agalta high point [35] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Sierra de Agalta 2335 m
7,661 ft
1505 m
4,938 ft
122.6 km
76.1 mi
14°57′27″N85°54′59″W / 14.9576°N 85.9165°W / 14.9576; -85.9165 (Sierra de Agalta high point)
12 Volcán Miravalles [42] Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Cordillera de Guanacaste 2028 m
6,654 ft
1528 m
5,013 ft
99.4 km
61.8 mi
10°44′49″N85°09′02″W / 10.7469°N 85.1505°W / 10.7469; -85.1505 (Volcán Miravalles)
13 Volcán de San Vicente [38] Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador Sierra Madre de Chiapas 2182 m
7,159 ft
1562 m
5,125 ft
90.3 km
56.1 mi
13°35′47″N88°50′15″W / 13.5965°N 88.8376°W / 13.5965; -88.8376 (Volcán de San Vicente)
14 Montaña los Comayagua [33] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Comayagua 2407 m
7,897 ft
1507 m
4,944 ft
80.1 km
49.7 mi
14°30′00″N87°30′00″W / 14.5000°N 87.5000°W / 14.5000; -87.5000 (Montaña los Comayagua)
15 Volcán Barú [22] [23] [24] Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Chiriquí 3474 m
11,398 ft
1324 m
4,344 ft
74.2 km
46.1 mi
8°48′32″N82°32′34″W / 8.8088°N 82.5427°W / 8.8088; -82.5427 (Volcán Barú)
16 Montaña de Santa Bárbara [28] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Santa Bárbara 2744 m
9,003 ft
2084 m
6,837 ft
74 km
46 mi
14°54′49″N88°06′52″W / 14.9137°N 88.1145°W / 14.9137; -88.1145 (Montaña de Santa Bárbara)
17 Volcán Concepción [46] Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua Rivas 1610 m
5,282 ft
1579 m
5,180 ft
69.6 km
43.3 mi
11°32′17″N85°37′21″W / 11.5380°N 85.6226°W / 11.5380; -85.6226 (Volcán Concepción)
18 Volcán de Santa Ana [34] Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador Sierra Madre de Chiapas 2362 m
7,749 ft
1602 m
5,256 ft
69.1 km
42.9 mi
13°51′21″N89°37′44″W / 13.8557°N 89.6288°W / 13.8557; -89.6288 (Volcán de Santa Ana)
19 Montaña San Ildefonso [37] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Cortés 2242 m
7,356 ft
1702 m
5,584 ft
68.6 km
42.7 mi
15°31′00″N88°14′00″W / 15.5167°N 88.2333°W / 15.5167; -88.2333 (Montaña San Ildefonso)
20 Alto Cuchumatanes [13] [14] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Huehuetenango 3837 m
12,589 ft
1877 m
6,158 ft
65.2 km
40.5 mi
15°31′06″N91°32′40″W / 15.5182°N 91.5445°W / 15.5182; -91.5445 (Alto Cuchumatanes)
21 Pico Pijol [36] Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Yoro 2320 m
7,612 ft
1578 m
5,177 ft
65.1 km
40.4 mi
15°11′00″N87°34′00″W / 15.1833°N 87.5667°W / 15.1833; -87.5667 (Pico Pijol)
22 Volcán San Miguel [39] Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador Sierra Madre de Chiapas 2131 m
6,991 ft
1831 m
6,007 ft
64.1 km
39.8 mi
13°26′05″N88°16′09″W / 13.4348°N 88.2691°W / 13.4348; -88.2691 (Volcán San Miguel)
23 Cerro El Pital [29] [30] Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras
Sierra de las Nubes 2730 m
8,957 ft
1530 m
5,020 ft
51.1 km
31.8 mi
14°23′04″N89°07′45″W / 14.3844°N 89.1292°W / 14.3844; -89.1292 (Cerro El Pital)
24 Volcán Santa María [18] Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Sierra Madre 3772 m
12,375 ft
1054 m
3,458 ft
49.4 km
30.7 mi
14°45′25″N91°33′06″W / 14.7570°N 91.5517°W / 14.7570; -91.5517 (Volcán Santa María)
25 Volcán Irazú [25] Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Cordillera Central, Costa Rica 3432 m
11,260 ft
1897 m
6,224 ft
47.8 km
29.7 mi
9°58′35″N83°51′12″W / 9.9764°N 83.8534°W / 9.9764; -83.8534 (Volcán Irazú)
Volcán Tajumulco stratovolcano in Guatemala

Volcán Tajumulco is a large stratovolcano in the department of San Marcos in western Guatemala. It is the highest mountain in Central America at 4,202 metres (13,786 ft). It is part of the mountain range of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, which begins in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas.

Guatemala Republic in Central America

Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, Belize and the Caribbean to the northeast, Honduras to the east, El Salvador to the southeast and the Pacific Ocean to the south. With an estimated population of around 16.6 million, it is the most populated country in Central America. Guatemala is a representative democracy; its capital and largest city is Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City.

Volcán Tacaná mountain in Guatemala

The volcano Tacaná is the second highest peak in Central America at 4,060 metres (13,320 ft), located in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas of northern Guatemala and southern Mexico. It is also known in Mexico as Volcán Tacina.

See also

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Mount Chirripó mountain in Costa Rica

Mount Chirripó is the highest mountain in Costa Rica with an elevation of 3,821 meters. It is located in Chirripó National Park and is noted for its ecological wealth. The mountain was named "Chirripo," meaning "land of eternal waters", by native Americans because there are many lakes and streams around the mountain. The high peaks in Chirripó National Park and La Amistad International Park host important areas of Talamancan montane forest and Costa Rican Páramo with high endemism and an extremely high biodiversity. The peaks of these mountains constitute sky islands for many species of plants and animals. Snow has not fallen on the peak in the past 100 years or so, according to the University of Costa Rica, but hail is sometimes reported.

Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountain in Central America

The Sierra Madre de Chiapas is a major mountain range in Central America. The Sierra Madre de Chiapas is part of the American Cordillera, a chain of mountain ranges (cordillera) that consists of an almost continuous sequence of mountain ranges that form the western "backbone" of North America, Central America, and South America.

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  1. This article defines a significant summit as a summit with at least 100 meters (328.1 feet) of topographic prominence, and a major summit as a summit with at least 500 meters (1640 feet) of topographic prominence. All summits in this article have at least 500 meters of topographic prominence. An ultra-prominent summit is a summit with at least 1500 meters (4921 feet) of topographic prominence.
  2. 1 2 If the elevation or prominence of a summit is calculated as a range of values, the arithmetic mean is shown.
  3. The topographic prominence of a summit is the topographic elevation difference between the summit and its highest or key col to a higher summit. The summit may be near its key col or quite far away. The key col for Denali in Alaska is the Isthmus of Rivas in Nicaragua, 7642 kilometers (4749 miles) away.
  4. The topographic isolation of a summit is the great-circle distance to its nearest point of equal elevation.
  5. 1 2 3 The summit of Volcán Tajumulco is the highest point of the Sierra de las Nubes, the Republic of Guatemala, and all of Central America.
  6. 1 2 3 Volcán Tajumulco is the southernmost and easternmost 4000-meter (13,123-foot) summit of greater North America.
  7. 1 2 3 "Volcán Tajumulco". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  8. Volcán Tacaná on the international border with Guatemala is the highest point of Estado Libre y Soberano de Chiapas.
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  11. 1 2 3 Volcán Acatenango is the southernmost and easternmost summit of its elevation in Central America and greater North America.
  12. 1 2 3 "Volcán Acatenango". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  13. 1 2 3 Alto Cuchumatanes is the northernmost 3000-meter (9843-foot) summit of Central America.
  14. 1 2 3 "Alto Cuchumatanes". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  15. 1 2 3 The summit of Chirripó Grande is the highest point of the Republic of Costa Rica.
  16. 1 2 3 Chirripó Grande is the southernmost and easternmost summit of its elevation in Central America and greater North America.
  17. 1 2 3 "Chirripó Grande". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  18. 1 2 "Volcán Santa María". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  19. 1 2 "Volcán de Agua". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  20. 1 2 "Volcán Atitlán". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  21. 1 2 "Montañas Peña Blanca". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  22. 1 2 3 The summit of Volcán Barú is the highest point of the Republic of Panama.
  23. 1 2 3 Volcán Barú is the southernmost 3000-meter (9843-foot) summit of Central America and greater North America.
  24. 1 2 3 "Volcán Barú". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  25. 1 2 3 "Volcán Irazú". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  26. 1 2 3 The summit of Cerro Las Minas is the highest point of the Republic of Honduras.
  27. 1 2 3 "Cerro Las Minas". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  28. 1 2 3 "Montaña de Santa Bárbara". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  29. 1 2 3 Cerro El Pital on the international border with Honduras is the highest point of the Republic of El Salvador.
  30. 1 2 3 "Cerro El Pital". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  31. 1 2 3 Pico Bonito is the northernmost 2000-meter (6562-foot) summit of Central America.
  32. 1 2 3 "Pico Bonito". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  33. 1 2 3 "Montaña los Comayagua". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  34. 1 2 3 "Volcán de Santa Ana". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  35. 1 2 3 "Sierra de Agalta high point". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  36. 1 2 3 "Pico Pijol". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  37. 1 2 3 "Montaña San Ildefonso". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  38. 1 2 3 "Volcán de San Vicente". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  39. 1 2 3 "Volcán San Miguel". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  40. 1 2 3 Pico Mogotón on the international border with Honduras is the highest point of the Republic of Nicaragua.
  41. 1 2 3 "Pico Mogotón". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  42. 1 2 3 "Volcán Miravalles". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  43. 1 2 3 Cerro Tacarcuna is the southernmost ultra-prominent summit of Central America and greater North America.
  44. 1 2 3 "Cerro Tacarcuna". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  45. 1 2 "Volcán San Cristóbal". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  46. 1 2 "Volcán Concepción". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  47. The summit of Doyle's Delight is the highest point of Belize and the Yucatán Peninsula.
  48. Doyle's Delight is the northernmost 1000-meter (3281-foot) summit of Central America.
  49. "Doyle's Delight". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  50. Cerro Hoya is the southernmost 1000-meter (3281-foot) summit of Central America and greater North America.
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Coordinates: 15°02′35″N91°54′13″W / 15.0430°N 91.9037°W / 15.0430; -91.9037 (Volcán Tajumulco)