List of rivers of Central America and the Caribbean

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This is a list of Central American Rivers by country.


Central America rivers By country


Costa Rica

El Salvador



Patuca River river in Honduras

The Patuca is a river in northeastern Honduras, formed southeast of Juticalpa by the merger of the Guayape and Guayambre rivers. It is the second largest river in Central America and the longest river of Honduras, measuring almost 500 kilometres (310 mi) long and draining 23,900 square kilometres (9,200 sq mi).

Chamelecón River river in Honduras

The Chamelecón River is a river in Honduras.

Aguán River river in Honduras

The Aguán River ; also commonly known by its Spanish name, Rio Aguán) is a river in Honduras. It rises in the Yoro region to the west of San Lorenzo and briefly runs south before turning east-northeast, passing San Lorenzo, Olanchito and Tocoa before entering the Caribbean Sea east of Puerto Castilla.


Coco River river

The Río Coco, formerly known as the Río Segovia, Cape River, or Yara River, is a river in northern Nicaragua and southern Honduras. The Miskito Indians who live along the river know it as the Wanki or Wanks River. It is the longest river that runs entirely within the Central American isthmus.

San Juan River (Nicaragua) river that flows east out of Lake Nicaragua into the Caribbean Sea

The San Juan River, also known as El Desaguadero, is a 192-kilometre (119 mi) river that flows east out of Lake Nicaragua into the Caribbean Sea. A large section of the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica runs on the southern bank of the river. It was part, with the lake, of a proposed route for a Nicaragua Canal in the 19th century. The idea of the project has been revived in the last decade, including the possibility of other routes within the country. The Ecocanal project has obtained a Concession from the National Assembly of Nicaragua to re-open the San Juan River to commercial barge traffic.

Caribbean Rivers By Country

Saint Lucia


St. Kitts and Nevis


The longest river is the St John's River, and the largest is The Great River or Paradise River in St Andrew's.

Trinidad & Tobago

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Motagua River river in Guatemala

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Lempa River River in Guatemala and El Salvador

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