List of mountain peaks of the Caribbean

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This article comprises three sortable tables of major mountain peaks of the islands of the Caribbean Sea.

Topographic elevation is the vertical distance above the reference geoid, a precise mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface. Topographic prominence is the elevation difference between the summit and the highest or key col to a higher summit. Topographic isolation is the minimum great circle distance to a point of higher elevation.

This article defines a significant summit as a summit with at least 100 meters (330 feet) of topographic prominence, and a major summit as a summit with at least 500 meters (1,600 feet) of topographic prominence. An ultra-prominent summit is a summit with at least 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) of topographic prominence. There are seven ultra-prominent summits in the Caribbean.

Highest major summits[edit]

The following sortable table lists the 15 highest mountain peaks of the Caribbean with at least 500 meters (1,600 feet) of topographic prominence.

The 15 highest mountain peaks of the Caribbean with at least
500 meters of topographic prominence


Rank Mountain Peak Nation Island Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Pico Duarte[1] PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 3098 m
10,164 ft
3098 m
10,164 ft
941 km
584 mi
2 Loma Alto de la Bandera PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 2842 m
9,324 ft
1502 m
4,928 ft
45 km
28 mi
3 Pico Naiguatá[2] PB  Venezuela Republic of Venezuela 2765 m
9,072 ft
2455 m
8,054 ft
382 km
237 mi
4 Pic la Selle[3] PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola 2680 m
8,793 ft
2650 m
8,694 ft
127 km
79 mi
5 Pic Macaya PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola 2347 m
7,700 ft
2087 m
6,847 ft
216 km
134 mi
6 Loma Gajo en Medio PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 2279 m
7,477 ft
1779 m
5,837 ft
57 km
36 mi
7 Blue Mountain Peak[4] PB  Jamaica Island of Jamaica 2256 m
7,402 ft
2256 m
7,402 ft
272 km
169 mi
8 Pico Real del Turquino[5] PB  Cuba Island of Cuba 1974 m
6,476 ft
1974 m
6,476 ft
219 km
136 mi
9 La Grande Soufrière[6] PB  Guadeloupe île de Basse-Terre 1467 m
4,813 ft
1467 m
4,813 ft
706 km
439 mi
10 Morne Diablotins[7] PB  Dominica Island of Dominica 1447 m
4,747 ft
1447 m
4,747 ft
67 km
42 mi
11 Montagne Pelée[8] PB  Martinique Island of Martinique 1397 m
4,583 ft
1307 m
4,288 ft
80 km
50 mi
12 Cerro de Punta[9] PB  Puerto Rico Island of Puerto Rico 1338 m
4,390 ft
1338 m
4,390 ft
432 km
268 mi
13 Gran Piedra PB  Cuba Island of Cuba 1249 m
4,098 ft
>500 m
>1,640 ft
127 km
79 mi
14 La Soufrière[10] PB  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Island of Saint Vincent 1234 m
4,049 ft
1234 m
4,049 ft
162 km
101 mi
15 Mount Liamuiga[11] PB  Saint Kitts and Nevis Island of Saint Kitts 1156 m
3,793 ft
1156 m
3,793 ft
190 km
118 mi

Most prominent summits[edit]

The following sortable table lists the 15 most topographically prominent mountain peaks of the Caribbean.

The first seven of these summits each have at least 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) of topographic prominence. See the List of Ultras in the Caribbean for a table of the seven summits with at least 1500 meters of topographic prominence.

The 15 most topographically prominent mountain peaks of the Caribbean

Rank Mountain Peak Nation Island Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Pico Duarte[1] PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 3098 m
10,164 ft
3098 m
10,164 ft
941 km
584 mi
2 Pic la Selle[3] PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola 2680 m
8,793 ft
2650 m
8,694 ft
127 km
79 mi
3 Pico Naiguatá[2] PB  Venezuela Republic of Venezuela 2765 m
9,072 ft
2455 m
8,054 ft
382 km
237 mi
4 Blue Mountain Peak[4] PB  Jamaica Island of Jamaica 2256 m
7,402 ft
2256 m
7,402 ft
272 km
169 mi
5 Pic Macaya PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola 2347 m
7,700 ft
2087 m
6,847 ft
216 km
134 mi
6 Pico Real del Turquino[5] PB  Cuba Island of Cuba 1974 m
6,476 ft
1974 m
6,476 ft
219 km
136 mi
7 Loma Gajo en Medio PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 2279 m
7,477 ft
1779 m
5,837 ft
57 km
36 mi
8 Loma Alto de la Bandera PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 2842 m
9,324 ft
1502 m
4,928 ft
45 km
28 mi
9 La Grande Soufrière[6] PB  Guadeloupe île de Basse-Terre 1467 m
4,813 ft
1467 m
4,813 ft
706 km
439 mi
10 Morne Diablotins[7] PB  Dominica Island of Dominica 1447 m
4,747 ft
1447 m
4,747 ft
67 km
42 mi
11 Montagne Pelée[8] PB  Martinique Island of Martinique 1397 m
4,583 ft
1397 m
4,583 ft
80 km
50 mi
12 Cerro de Punta[9] PB  Puerto Rico Island of Puerto Rico 1338 m
4,390 ft
1338 m
4,390 ft
432 km
268 mi
13 La Soufrière[10] PB  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Island of Saint Vincent 1234 m
4,049 ft
1234 m
4,049 ft
162 km
101 mi
14 Mount Liamuiga[11] PB  Saint Kitts and Nevis Island of Saint Kitts 1156 m
3,793 ft
1156 m
3,793 ft
190 km
118 mi
15 Mount Gimie[12] PB  Saint Lucia Island of Saint Lucia 950 m
3,117 ft
950 m
3,117 ft
59 km
36 mi

Most isolated major summits[edit]

The following sortable table lists the 15 most topographically isolated mountain peaks of the Caribbean with at least 500 meters (1,600 feet) of topographic prominence.

The first 14 of these summits each have at least 100 kilometres (62 miles)} of topographic isolation and at least 500 meters (1,600 feet) of topographic prominence.

The 15 most topographically isolated mountain peaks of the Caribbean with at least
500 meters of topographic prominence


Rank Mountain Peak Nation Island Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Pico Duarte[1] PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 3098 m
10,164 ft
3098 m
10,164 ft
941 km
584 mi
2 La Grande Soufrière[6] PB  Guadeloupe île de Basse-Terre 1467 m
4,813 ft
1467 m
4,813 ft
706 km
439 mi
3 Cerro de Punta[9] PB  Puerto Rico Island of Puerto Rico 1338 m
4,390 ft
1338 m
4,390 ft
432 km
268 mi
4 Pico San Juan PB  Cuba Island of Cuba 1140 m
3,740 ft
>500 m
>1,640 ft
409 km
254 mi
5 Pico Naiguatá[2] PB  Venezuela Republic of Venezuela 2765 m
9,072 ft
2455 m
8,054 ft
382 km
237 mi
6 Blue Mountain Peak[4] PB  Jamaica Island of Jamaica 2256 m
7,402 ft
2256 m
7,402 ft
272 km
169 mi
7 Pico Real del Turquino[5] PB  Cuba Island of Cuba 1974 m
6,476 ft
1974 m
6,476 ft
219 km
136 mi
8 Pic Macaya PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola 2347 m
7,700 ft
2087 m
6,847 ft
216 km
134 mi
9 Mount Liamuiga[11] PB  Saint Kitts and Nevis Island of Saint Kitts 1156 m
3,793 ft
1156 m
3,793 ft
190 km
118 mi
10 La Soufrière[10] PB  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Island of Saint Vincent 1234 m
4,049 ft
1234 m
4,049 ft
162 km
101 mi
11 Aripo Peak[13] PB  Trinidad and Tobago Island of Trinidad 940 m
3,084 ft
940 m
3,084 ft
152 km
94 mi
12 Mount Saint Catherine[14] PB  Grenada Island of Grenada 840 m
2,756 ft
840 m
2,756 ft
135 km
84 mi
13 Gran Piedra PB  Cuba Island of Cuba 1249 m
4,098 ft
>500 m
>1,640 ft
127 km
79 mi
14 Pic la Selle[3] PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola 2680 m
8,793 ft
2650 m
8,694 ft
127 km
79 mi
15 Mount Sage[15] PB  British Virgin Islands Island of Tortola 521 m
1,709 ft
521 m
1,709 ft
120 km
75 mi

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The summit of Pico Duarte is the highest point on the Island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic, and all the islands of the Caribbean Sea.
  2. ^ a b c The summit of Pico Naiguatá is the highest point of the Venezuelan Coastal Range Republic of Venezuela.
  3. ^ a b c The summit of Pic la Selle is the highest point of the Republic of Haiti.
  4. ^ a b c The summit of Blue Mountain Peak is the highest point of the Island of Jamaica and the nation of Jamaica.
  5. ^ a b c The summit of Pico Real del Turquino is the highest point on the Island of Cuba and the Republic of Cuba.
  6. ^ a b c The summit of La Grande Soufrière is the highest point on the Island of Basse-Terre and the French Région Guadeloupe.
  7. ^ a b The summit of Morne Diablotins is the highest point on the Island of Dominica and the Commonwealth of Dominica.
  8. ^ a b The summit of Montagne Pelée is the highest point on the Island of Martinique and the French Région Martinique.
  9. ^ a b c The summit of Cerro de Punta is the highest point on the Island of Puerto Rico and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  10. ^ a b c The summit of La Soufrière is the highest point on the Island of Saint Vincent and the nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
  11. ^ a b c The summit of Mount Liamuiga is the highest point on the Island of Saint Kitts and the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
  12. ^ The summit of Mount Gimie is the highest point on the Island of Saint Lucia and the nation of Saint Lucia.
  13. ^ The summit of Aripo Peak is the highest point on the Island of Trinidad and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
  14. ^ The summit of Mount Saint Catherine is the highest point of the Island of Grenada and the nation of Grenada.
  15. ^ The summit of Mount Sage is the highest point of the Island of Tortola and the British Virgin Islands.

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