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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.

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.
Volcán Tajumulco is the highest summit of the Republic of Guatemala and all of Central America.

Highest major summits[edit]

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]  Guatemala Sierra de las Nubes 4220 m
13,845 ft
3990 m
13,091 ft
722 km
448 mi
15°02′35″N 91°54′13″W / 15.0430°N 91.9037°W / 15.0430; -91.9037 (Volcán Tajumulco)
2 Volcán Tacaná[8][9][10]  Chiapas
 Guatemala
Sierra de Istatan 4067 m
13,343 ft
1037 m
3,402 ft
24.1 km
14.99 mi
15°07′56″N 92°06′30″W / 15.1323°N 92.1084°W / 15.1323; -92.1084 (Volcán Tacaná)
3 Volcán Acatenango[11][12]  Guatemala Chimaltenango 3975 m
13,041 ft
1835 m
6,020 ft
125.9 km
78.2 mi
14°30′06″N 90°52′32″W / 14.5016°N 90.8755°W / 14.5016; -90.8755 (Volcán Acatenango)
4 Alto Cuchumatanes[13][14]  Guatemala Huehuetenango 3837 m
12,589 ft
1877 m
6,158 ft
65.2 km
40.5 mi
15°31′06″N 91°32′40″W / 15.5182°N 91.5445°W / 15.5182; -91.5445 (Alto Cuchumatanes)
5 Chirripó Grande[15][16][17]
(Cerro Chirripó)
 Costa Rica Cordillera de Talamanca 3819 m
12,530 ft
3755 m
12,320 ft
878 km
546 mi
9°29′03″N 83°29′20″W / 9.4843°N 83.4889°W / 9.4843; -83.4889 (Chirripó Grande)
6 Volcán Santa María[18]  Guatemala Sierra Madre 3772 m
12,375 ft
1054 m
3,458 ft
49.4 km
30.7 mi
14°45′25″N 91°33′06″W / 14.7570°N 91.5517°W / 14.7570; -91.5517 (Volcán Santa María)
7 Volcán de Agua[19]  Guatemala Escuintla 3761 m
12,339 ft
1981 m
6,499 ft
14.86 km
9.23 mi
14°27′55″N 90°44′34″W / 14.4654°N 90.7428°W / 14.4654; -90.7428 (Volcán de Agua)
8 Volcán Atitlán[20]  Guatemala Sierra Madre de Chiapas 3537 m
11,604 ft
1754 m
5,755 ft
33.2 km
20.6 mi
14°35′00″N 91°11′11″W / 14.5834°N 91.1864°W / 14.5834; -91.1864 (Volcán Atitlán)
9 Montañas Peña Blanca[21]  Guatemala Sierra Madre de Chiapas 3518 m
11,542 ft
1858 m
6,096 ft
39.8 km
24.7 mi
15°29′59″N 91°54′54″W / 15.4996°N 91.9151°W / 15.4996; -91.9151 (Montañas Peña Blanca)
10 Volcán Barú[22][23][24]  Panama Chiriquí 3474 m
11,398 ft
1324 m
4,344 ft
74.2 km
46.1 mi
8°48′32″N 82°32′34″W / 8.8088°N 82.5427°W / 8.8088; -82.5427 (Volcán Barú)
11 Volcán Irazú[25]  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″N 83°51′12″W / 9.9764°N 83.8534°W / 9.9764; -83.8534 (Volcán Irazú)
12 Cerro Las Minas[26][27]  Honduras Sierra de las Nubes 2849 m
9,347 ft
2069 m
6,788 ft
132.0 km
82.0 mi
14°32′02″N 88°40′49″W / 14.5340°N 88.6804°W / 14.5340; -88.6804 (Cerro Las Minas)
13 Montaña de Santa Bárbara[28]  Honduras Santa Bárbara 2744 m
9,003 ft
2084 m
6,837 ft
74.0 km
46.0 mi
14°54′49″N 88°06′52″W / 14.9137°N 88.1145°W / 14.9137; -88.1145 (Montaña de Santa Bárbara)
14 Cerro El Pital[29][30]  El Salvador
 Honduras
Sierra de las Nubes 2730 m
8,957 ft
1530 m
5,020 ft
51.1 km
31.8 mi
14°23′04″N 89°07′45″W / 14.3844°N 89.1292°W / 14.3844; -89.1292 (Cerro El Pital)
15 Pico Bonito[31][32]  Honduras Cordillera Nombre de Dios 2450 m
8,038 ft
1710 m
5,610 ft
151.0 km
93.8 mi
15°33′27″N 86°52′32″W / 15.5575°N 86.8756°W / 15.5575; -86.8756 (Pico Bonito)
16 Montaña los Comayagua[33]  Honduras Comayagua 2407 m
7,897 ft
1507 m
4,944 ft
80.1 km
49.7 mi
14°30′00″N 87°30′00″W / 14.5000°N 87.5000°W / 14.5000; -87.5000 (Montaña los Comayagua)
17 Volcán de Santa Ana[34]  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″N 89°37′44″W / 13.8557°N 89.6288°W / 13.8557; -89.6288 (Volcán de Santa Ana)
18 Sierra de Agalta high point[35]  Honduras Sierra de Agalta 2335 m
7,661 ft
1505 m
4,938 ft
122.6 km
76.1 mi
14°57′27″N 85°54′59″W / 14.9576°N 85.9165°W / 14.9576; -85.9165 (Sierra de Agalta high point)
19 Pico Pijol[36]  Honduras Yoro 2320 m
7,612 ft
1578 m
5,177 ft
65.1 km
40.4 mi
15°11′00″N 87°34′00″W / 15.1833°N 87.5667°W / 15.1833; -87.5667 (Pico Pijol)
20 Montaña San Ildefonso[37]  Honduras Cortés 2242 m
7,356 ft
1702 m
5,584 ft
68.6 km
42.7 mi
15°31′00″N 88°14′00″W / 15.5167°N 88.2333°W / 15.5167; -88.2333 (Montaña San Ildefonso)
21 Volcán de San Vicente[38]  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″N 88°50′15″W / 13.5965°N 88.8376°W / 13.5965; -88.8376 (Volcán de San Vicente)
22 Volcán San Miguel[39]  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″N 88°16′09″W / 13.4348°N 88.2691°W / 13.4348; -88.2691 (Volcán San Miguel)
23 Pico Mogotón[40][41]  Nicaragua
 Honduras
Sierra de las Nubes 2106 m
6,909 ft
1321 m
4,334 ft
142.0 km
88.2 mi
13°45′47″N 86°23′54″W / 13.7631°N 86.3983°W / 13.7631; -86.3983 (Pico Mogotón)
24 Volcán Miravalles[42]  Costa Rica Cordillera de Guanacaste 2028 m
6,654 ft
1528 m
5,013 ft
99.4 km
61.8 mi
10°44′49″N 85°09′02″W / 10.7469°N 85.1505°W / 10.7469; -85.1505 (Volcán Miravalles)
25 Cerro Tacarcuna[43][44]  Panama Darién 1875 m
6,152 ft
1770 m
5,807 ft
174.4 km
108.3 mi
8°09′57″N 77°17′45″W / 8.1659°N 77.2959°W / 8.1659; -77.2959 (Cerro Tacarcuna)

Most prominent summits[edit]

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]  Guatemala Sierra de las Nubes 4220 m
13,845 ft
3990 m
13,091 ft
722 km
448 mi
15°02′35″N 91°54′13″W / 15.0430°N 91.9037°W / 15.0430; -91.9037 (Volcán Tajumulco)
2 Chirripó Grande[15][16][17]
(Cerro Chirripó)
 Costa Rica Cordillera de Talamanca 3819 m
12,530 ft
3755 m
12,320 ft
878 km
546 mi
9°29′03″N 83°29′20″W / 9.4843°N 83.4889°W / 9.4843; -83.4889 (Chirripó Grande)
3 Montaña de Santa Bárbara[28]  Honduras Santa Bárbara 2744 m
9,003 ft
2084 m
6,837 ft
74.0 km
46.0 mi
14°54′49″N 88°06′52″W / 14.9137°N 88.1145°W / 14.9137; -88.1145 (Montaña de Santa Bárbara)
4 Cerro Las Minas[26][27]  Honduras Sierra de las Nubes 2849 m
9,347 ft
2069 m
6,788 ft
132.0 km
82.0 mi
14°32′02″N 88°40′49″W / 14.5340°N 88.6804°W / 14.5340; -88.6804 (Cerro Las Minas)
5 Volcán de Agua[19]  Guatemala Escuintla 3761 m
12,339 ft
1981 m
6,499 ft
14.86 km
9.23 mi
14°27′55″N 90°44′34″W / 14.4654°N 90.7428°W / 14.4654; -90.7428 (Volcán de Agua)
6 Volcán Irazú[25]  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″N 83°51′12″W / 9.9764°N 83.8534°W / 9.9764; -83.8534 (Volcán Irazú)
7 Alto Cuchumatanes[13][14]  Guatemala Huehuetenango 3837 m
12,589 ft
1877 m
6,158 ft
65.2 km
40.5 mi
15°31′06″N 91°32′40″W / 15.5182°N 91.5445°W / 15.5182; -91.5445 (Alto Cuchumatanes)
8 Montañas Peña Blanca[21]  Guatemala Sierra Madre de Chiapas 3518 m
11,542 ft
1858 m
6,096 ft
39.8 km
24.7 mi
15°29′59″N 91°54′54″W / 15.4996°N 91.9151°W / 15.4996; -91.9151 (Montañas Peña Blanca)
9 Volcán Acatenango[11][12]  Guatemala Chimaltenango 3975 m
13,041 ft
1835 m
6,020 ft
125.9 km
78.2 mi
14°30′06″N 90°52′32″W / 14.5016°N 90.8755°W / 14.5016; -90.8755 (Volcán Acatenango)
10 Volcán San Miguel[39]  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″N 88°16′09″W / 13.4348°N 88.2691°W / 13.4348; -88.2691 (Volcán San Miguel)
11 Cerro Tacarcuna[43][44]  Panama Darién 1875 m
6,152 ft
1770 m
5,807 ft
174.4 km
108.3 mi
8°09′57″N 77°17′45″W / 8.1659°N 77.2959°W / 8.1659; -77.2959 (Cerro Tacarcuna)
12 Volcán Atitlán[20]  Guatemala Sierra Madre de Chiapas 3537 m
11,604 ft
1754 m
5,755 ft
33.2 km
20.6 mi
14°35′00″N 91°11′11″W / 14.5834°N 91.1864°W / 14.5834; -91.1864 (Volcán Atitlán)
13 Pico Bonito[31][32]  Honduras Cordillera Nombre de Dios 2450 m
8,038 ft
1710 m
5,610 ft
151.0 km
93.8 mi
15°33′27″N 86°52′32″W / 15.5575°N 86.8756°W / 15.5575; -86.8756 (Pico Bonito)
14 Montaña San Ildefonso[37]  Honduras Cortés 2242 m
7,356 ft
1702 m
5,584 ft
68.6 km
42.7 mi
15°31′00″N 88°14′00″W / 15.5167°N 88.2333°W / 15.5167; -88.2333 (Montaña San Ildefonso)
15 Volcán San Cristóbal[45]  Nicaragua Cordillera Los Maribios 1745 m
5,725 ft
1665 m
5,463 ft
134.5 km
83.6 mi
12°42′09″N 87°00′21″W / 12.7026°N 87.0057°W / 12.7026; -87.0057 (Volcán San Cristóbal)
16 Volcán de Santa Ana[34]  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″N 89°37′44″W / 13.8557°N 89.6288°W / 13.8557; -89.6288 (Volcán de Santa Ana)
17 Volcán Concepción[46]  Nicaragua Rivas 1610 m
5,282 ft
1579 m
5,180 ft
69.6 km
43.3 mi
11°32′17″N 85°37′21″W / 11.5380°N 85.6226°W / 11.5380; -85.6226 (Volcán Concepción)
18 Pico Pijol[36]  Honduras Yoro 2320 m
7,612 ft
1578 m
5,177 ft
65.1 km
40.4 mi
15°11′00″N 87°34′00″W / 15.1833°N 87.5667°W / 15.1833; -87.5667 (Pico Pijol)
19 Volcán de San Vicente[38]  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″N 88°50′15″W / 13.5965°N 88.8376°W / 13.5965; -88.8376 (Volcán de San Vicente)
20 Cerro El Pital[29][30]  El Salvador
 Honduras
Sierra de las Nubes 2730 m
8,957 ft
1530 m
5,020 ft
51.1 km
31.8 mi
14°23′04″N 89°07′45″W / 14.3844°N 89.1292°W / 14.3844; -89.1292 (Cerro El Pital)
21 Volcán Miravalles[42]  Costa Rica Cordillera de Guanacaste 2028 m
6,654 ft
1528 m
5,013 ft
99.4 km
61.8 mi
10°44′49″N 85°09′02″W / 10.7469°N 85.1505°W / 10.7469; -85.1505 (Volcán Miravalles)
22 Montaña los Comayagua[33]  Honduras Comayagua 2407 m
7,897 ft
1507 m
4,944 ft
80.1 km
49.7 mi
14°30′00″N 87°30′00″W / 14.5000°N 87.5000°W / 14.5000; -87.5000 (Montaña los Comayagua)
23 Sierra de Agalta high point[35]  Honduras Sierra de Agalta 2335 m
7,661 ft
1505 m
4,938 ft
122.6 km
76.1 mi
14°57′27″N 85°54′59″W / 14.9576°N 85.9165°W / 14.9576; -85.9165 (Sierra de Agalta high point)
24 Volcán Barú[22][23][24]  Panama Chiriquí 3474 m
11,398 ft
1324 m
4,344 ft
74.2 km
46.1 mi
8°48′32″N 82°32′34″W / 8.8088°N 82.5427°W / 8.8088; -82.5427 (Volcán Barú)
25 Pico Mogotón[40][41]  Nicaragua
 Honduras
Sierra de las Nubes 2106 m
6,909 ft
1321 m
4,334 ft
142.0 km
88.2 mi
13°45′47″N 86°23′54″W / 13.7631°N 86.3983°W / 13.7631; -86.3983 (Pico Mogotón)

Most isolated major summits[edit]

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)
 Costa Rica Cordillera de Talamanca 3819 m
12,530 ft
3755 m
12,320 ft
878 km
546 mi
9°29′03″N 83°29′20″W / 9.4843°N 83.4889°W / 9.4843; -83.4889 (Chirripó Grande)
2 Volcán Tajumulco[5][6][7]  Guatemala Sierra de las Nubes 4220 m
13,845 ft
3990 m
13,091 ft
722 km
448 mi
15°02′35″N 91°54′13″W / 15.0430°N 91.9037°W / 15.0430; -91.9037 (Volcán Tajumulco)
3 Cerro Tacarcuna[43][44]  Panama Darién 1875 m
6,152 ft
1770 m
5,807 ft
174.4 km
108.3 mi
8°09′57″N 77°17′45″W / 8.1659°N 77.2959°W / 8.1659; -77.2959 (Cerro Tacarcuna)
4 Pico Bonito[31][32]  Honduras Cordillera Nombre de Dios 2450 m
8,038 ft
1710 m
5,610 ft
151.0 km
93.8 mi
15°33′27″N 86°52′32″W / 15.5575°N 86.8756°W / 15.5575; -86.8756 (Pico Bonito)
5 Pico Mogotón[40][41]  Nicaragua
 Honduras
Sierra de las Nubes 2106 m
6,909 ft
1321 m
4,334 ft
142.0 km
88.2 mi
13°45′47″N 86°23′54″W / 13.7631°N 86.3983°W / 13.7631; -86.3983 (Pico Mogotón)
6 Doyle's Delight[47][48][49]  Belize Yucatán Peninsula 1174 m
3,852 ft
>500 m
>1,640 ft
138.3 km
85.9 mi
16°29′39″N 89°02′44″W / 16.4941°N 89.0456°W / 16.4941; -89.0456 (Doyle's Delight)
7 Cerro Hoya[50][51]  Panama Azuero Peninsula 1559 m
5,115 ft
>500 m
>1,640 ft
135.7 km
84.3 mi
7°19′04″N 80°40′52″W / 7.3179°N 80.6810°W / 7.3179; -80.6810 (Cerro Hoya)
8 Volcán San Cristóbal[45]  Nicaragua Cordillera Los Maribios 1745 m
5,725 ft
1665 m
5,463 ft
134.5 km
83.6 mi
12°42′09″N 87°00′21″W / 12.7026°N 87.0057°W / 12.7026; -87.0057 (Volcán San Cristóbal)
9 Cerro Las Minas[26][27]  Honduras Sierra de las Nubes 2849 m
9,347 ft
2069 m
6,788 ft
132.0 km
82.0 mi
14°32′02″N 88°40′49″W / 14.5340°N 88.6804°W / 14.5340; -88.6804 (Cerro Las Minas)
10 Volcán Acatenango[11][12]  Guatemala Chimaltenango 3975 m
13,041 ft
1835 m
6,020 ft
125.9 km
78.2 mi
14°30′06″N 90°52′32″W / 14.5016°N 90.8755°W / 14.5016; -90.8755 (Volcán Acatenango)
11 Sierra de Agalta high point[35]  Honduras Sierra de Agalta 2335 m
7,661 ft
1505 m
4,938 ft
122.6 km
76.1 mi
14°57′27″N 85°54′59″W / 14.9576°N 85.9165°W / 14.9576; -85.9165 (Sierra de Agalta high point)
12 Volcán Miravalles[42]  Costa Rica Cordillera de Guanacaste 2028 m
6,654 ft
1528 m
5,013 ft
99.4 km
61.8 mi
10°44′49″N 85°09′02″W / 10.7469°N 85.1505°W / 10.7469; -85.1505 (Volcán Miravalles)
13 Volcán de San Vicente[38]  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″N 88°50′15″W / 13.5965°N 88.8376°W / 13.5965; -88.8376 (Volcán de San Vicente)
14 Montaña los Comayagua[33]  Honduras Comayagua 2407 m
7,897 ft
1507 m
4,944 ft
80.1 km
49.7 mi
14°30′00″N 87°30′00″W / 14.5000°N 87.5000°W / 14.5000; -87.5000 (Montaña los Comayagua)
15 Volcán Barú[22][23][24]  Panama Chiriquí 3474 m
11,398 ft
1324 m
4,344 ft
74.2 km
46.1 mi
8°48′32″N 82°32′34″W / 8.8088°N 82.5427°W / 8.8088; -82.5427 (Volcán Barú)
16 Montaña de Santa Bárbara[28]  Honduras Santa Bárbara 2744 m
9,003 ft
2084 m
6,837 ft
74.0 km
46.0 mi
14°54′49″N 88°06′52″W / 14.9137°N 88.1145°W / 14.9137; -88.1145 (Montaña de Santa Bárbara)
17 Volcán Concepción[46]  Nicaragua Rivas 1610 m
5,282 ft
1579 m
5,180 ft
69.6 km
43.3 mi
11°32′17″N 85°37′21″W / 11.5380°N 85.6226°W / 11.5380; -85.6226 (Volcán Concepción)
18 Volcán de Santa Ana[34]  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″N 89°37′44″W / 13.8557°N 89.6288°W / 13.8557; -89.6288 (Volcán de Santa Ana)
19 Montaña San Ildefonso[37]  Honduras Cortés 2242 m
7,356 ft
1702 m
5,584 ft
68.6 km
42.7 mi
15°31′00″N 88°14′00″W / 15.5167°N 88.2333°W / 15.5167; -88.2333 (Montaña San Ildefonso)
20 Alto Cuchumatanes[13][14]  Guatemala Huehuetenango 3837 m
12,589 ft
1877 m
6,158 ft
65.2 km
40.5 mi
15°31′06″N 91°32′40″W / 15.5182°N 91.5445°W / 15.5182; -91.5445 (Alto Cuchumatanes)
21 Pico Pijol[36]  Honduras Yoro 2320 m
7,612 ft
1578 m
5,177 ft
65.1 km
40.4 mi
15°11′00″N 87°34′00″W / 15.1833°N 87.5667°W / 15.1833; -87.5667 (Pico Pijol)
22 Volcán San Miguel[39]  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″N 88°16′09″W / 13.4348°N 88.2691°W / 13.4348; -88.2691 (Volcán San Miguel)
23 Cerro El Pital[29][30]  El Salvador
 Honduras
Sierra de las Nubes 2730 m
8,957 ft
1530 m
5,020 ft
51.1 km
31.8 mi
14°23′04″N 89°07′45″W / 14.3844°N 89.1292°W / 14.3844; -89.1292 (Cerro El Pital)
24 Volcán Santa María[18]  Guatemala Sierra Madre 3772 m
12,375 ft
1054 m
3,458 ft
49.4 km
30.7 mi
14°45′25″N 91°33′06″W / 14.7570°N 91.5517°W / 14.7570; -91.5517 (Volcán Santa María)
25 Volcán Irazú[25]  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″N 83°51′12″W / 9.9764°N 83.8534°W / 9.9764; -83.8534 (Volcán Irazú)

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b 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. ^ a b c 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. ^ a b c Volcán Tajumulco is the southernmost and easternmost 4000-meter (13,123-foot) summit of greater North America.
  7. ^ a b c "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.
  9. ^ "Volcán Tacaná". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "Volcán Tacaná". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  11. ^ a b c Volcán Acatenango is the southernmost and easternmost summit of its elevation in Central America and greater North America.
  12. ^ a b c "Volcán Acatenango". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  13. ^ a b c Alto Cuchumatanes is the northernmost 3000-meter (9843-foot) summit of Central America.
  14. ^ a b c "Alto Cuchumatanes". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  15. ^ a b c The summit of Chirripó Grande is the highest point of the Republic of Costa Rica.
  16. ^ a b c Chirripó Grande is the southernmost and easternmost summit of its elevation in Central America and greater North America.
  17. ^ a b c "Chirripó Grande". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  18. ^ a b "Volcán Santa María". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  19. ^ a b "Volcán de Agua". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  20. ^ a b "Volcán Atitlán". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  21. ^ a b "Montañas Peña Blanca". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  22. ^ a b c The summit of Volcán Barú is the highest point of the Rebublic of Panama.
  23. ^ a b c Volcán Barú is the southernmost 3000-meter (9843-foot) summit of Central America and greater North America.
  24. ^ a b c "Volcán Barú". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  25. ^ a b c "Volcán Irazú". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  26. ^ a b c The summit of Cerro Las Minas is the highest point of the Republic of Honduras.
  27. ^ a b c "Cerro Las Minas". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  28. ^ a b c "Montaña de Santa Bárbara". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  29. ^ a b c Cerro El Pital on the international border with Honduras is the highest point of the Republic of El Salvador.
  30. ^ a b c "Cerro El Pital". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  31. ^ a b c Pico Bonito is the northernmost 2000-meter (6562-foot) summit of Central America.
  32. ^ a b c "Pico Bonito". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  33. ^ a b c "Montaña los Comayagua". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  34. ^ a b c "Volcán de Santa Ana". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  35. ^ a b c "Sierra de Agalta high point". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  36. ^ a b c "Pico Pijol". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  37. ^ a b c "Montaña San Ildefonso". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  38. ^ a b c "Volcán de San Vicente". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  39. ^ a b c "Volcán San Miguel". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  40. ^ a b c Pico Mogotón on the international border with Honduras is the highest point of the Republic of Nicaragua.
  41. ^ a b c "Pico Mogotón". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  42. ^ a b c "Volcán Miravalles". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  43. ^ a b c Cerro Tacarcuna is the southernmost ultra-prominent summit of Central America and greater North America.
  44. ^ a b c "Cerro Tacarcuna". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  45. ^ a b "Volcán San Cristóbal". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  46. ^ a b "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.
  51. ^ "Cerro Hoya". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 

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Coordinates: 15°02′35″N 91°54′13″W / 15.0430°N 91.9037°W / 15.0430; -91.9037 (Volcán Tajumulco)

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