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 !B9919614879790 3098 m
10,164 ft
!B9919614879790 3098 m
10,164 ft
!B9862458224396 941 km
584 mi
2 Loma Alto de la Bandera PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola !B9920477366913 2842 m
9,324 ft
!B9926854471676 1502 m
4,928 ft
!B9892758519466 45 km
28 mi
3 Pico Naiguatá[2] PB  Venezuela Republic of Venezuela !B9920752040860 2765 m
9,072 ft
!B9921941179597 2455 m
8,054 ft
!B9871467455814 382 km
237 mi
4 Pic la Selle[3] PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola !B9921064279264 2680 m
8,793 ft
!B9921176850810 2650 m
8,694 ft
!B9882499491861 127 km
79 mi
5 Pic Macaya PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola !B9922391068041 2347 m
7,700 ft
!B9923565170929 2087 m
6,847 ft
!B9877180316954 216 km
134 mi
6 Loma Gajo en Medio PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola !B9922685079707 2279 m
7,477 ft
!B9925161933123 1779 m
5,837 ft
!B9890446424213 57 km
36 mi
7 Blue Mountain Peak[4] PB  Jamaica Island of Jamaica !B9922786513873 2256 m
7,402 ft
!B9922786513873 2256 m
7,402 ft
!B9874849731467 272 km
169 mi
8 Pico Real del Turquino[5] PB  Cuba Island of Cuba !B9924121827800 1974 m
6,476 ft
!B9924121827800 1974 m
6,476 ft
!B9877025795600 219 km
136 mi
9 La Grande Soufrière[6] PB  Guadeloupe île de Basse-Terre !B9927090252218 1467 m
4,813 ft
!B9927090252218 1467 m
4,813 ft
!B9865329553156 706 km
439 mi
10 Morne Diablotins[7] PB  Dominica Island of Dominica !B9927227522733 1447 m
4,747 ft
!B9927227522733 1447 m
4,747 ft
!B9888845714734 67 km
42 mi
11 Montagne Pelée[8] PB  Martinique Island of Martinique !B9927579176407 1397 m
4,583 ft
!B9928245102863 1307 m
4,288 ft
!B9887095932815 80 km
50 mi
12 Cerro de Punta[9] PB  Puerto Rico Island of Puerto Rico !B9928010149491 1338 m
4,390 ft
!B9928010149491 1338 m
4,390 ft
!B9870238885796 432 km
268 mi
13 Gran Piedra PB  Cuba Island of Cuba !B9928699014898 1249 m
4,098 ft
!B9937853919015 >500 m
>1,640 ft
!B9882445205901 127 km
79 mi
14 La Soufrière[10] PB  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Island of Saint Vincent !B9928819837955 1234 m
4,049 ft
!B9928819837955 1234 m
4,049 ft
!B9880042780839 162 km
101 mi
15 Mount Liamuiga[11] PB  Saint Kitts and Nevis Island of Saint Kitts !B9929472789507 1156 m
3,793 ft
!B9929472789507 1156 m
3,793 ft
!B9878437480494 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 !B9919614879790 3098 m
10,164 ft
!B9919614879790 3098 m
10,164 ft
!B9862458224396 941 km
584 mi
2 Pic la Selle[3] PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola !B9921064279264 2680 m
8,793 ft
!B9921176850810 2650 m
8,694 ft
!B9882499491861 127 km
79 mi
3 Pico Naiguatá[2] PB  Venezuela Republic of Venezuela !B9920752040860 2765 m
9,072 ft
!B9921941179597 2455 m
8,054 ft
!B9871467455814 382 km
237 mi
4 Blue Mountain Peak[4] PB  Jamaica Island of Jamaica !B9922786513873 2256 m
7,402 ft
!B9922786513873 2256 m
7,402 ft
!B9874849731467 272 km
169 mi
5 Pic Macaya PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola !B9922391068041 2347 m
7,700 ft
!B9923565170929 2087 m
6,847 ft
!B9877180316954 216 km
134 mi
6 Pico Real del Turquino[5] PB  Cuba Island of Cuba !B9924121827800 1974 m
6,476 ft
!B9924121827800 1974 m
6,476 ft
!B9877025795600 219 km
136 mi
7 Loma Gajo en Medio PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola !B9922685079707 2279 m
7,477 ft
!B9925161933123 1779 m
5,837 ft
!B9890446424213 57 km
36 mi
8 Loma Alto de la Bandera PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola !B9920477366913 2842 m
9,324 ft
!B9926854471676 1502 m
4,928 ft
!B9892758519466 45 km
28 mi
9 La Grande Soufrière[6] PB  Guadeloupe île de Basse-Terre !B9927090252218 1467 m
4,813 ft
!B9927090252218 1467 m
4,813 ft
!B9865329553156 706 km
439 mi
10 Morne Diablotins[7] PB  Dominica Island of Dominica !B9927227522733 1447 m
4,747 ft
!B9927227522733 1447 m
4,747 ft
!B9888845714734 67 km
42 mi
11 Montagne Pelée[8] PB  Martinique Island of Martinique !B9927579176407 1397 m
4,583 ft
!B9927579176407 1397 m
4,583 ft
!B9887095932815 80 km
50 mi
12 Cerro de Punta[9] PB  Puerto Rico Island of Puerto Rico !B9928010149491 1338 m
4,390 ft
!B9928010149491 1338 m
4,390 ft
!B9870238885796 432 km
268 mi
13 La Soufrière[10] PB  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Island of Saint Vincent !B9928819837955 1234 m
4,049 ft
!B9928819837955 1234 m
4,049 ft
!B9880042780839 162 km
101 mi
14 Mount Liamuiga[11] PB  Saint Kitts and Nevis Island of Saint Kitts !B9929472789507 1156 m
3,793 ft
!B9929472789507 1156 m
3,793 ft
!B9878437480494 190 km
118 mi
15 Mount Gimie[12] PB  Saint Lucia Island of Saint Lucia !B9931435380154 950 m
3,117 ft
!B9931435380154 950 m
3,117 ft
!B9890215100244 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 !B9919614879790 3098 m
10,164 ft
!B9919614879790 3098 m
10,164 ft
!B9862458224396 941 km
584 mi
2 La Grande Soufrière[6] PB  Guadeloupe île de Basse-Terre !B9927090252218 1467 m
4,813 ft
!B9927090252218 1467 m
4,813 ft
!B9865329553156 706 km
439 mi
3 Cerro de Punta[9] PB  Puerto Rico Island of Puerto Rico !B9928010149491 1338 m
4,390 ft
!B9928010149491 1338 m
4,390 ft
!B9870238885796 432 km
268 mi
4 Pico San Juan PB  Cuba Island of Cuba !B9929612164586 1140 m
3,740 ft
!B9937853919015 >500 m
>1,640 ft
!B9870789942205 409 km
254 mi
5 Pico Naiguatá[2] PB  Venezuela Republic of Venezuela !B9920752040860 2765 m
9,072 ft
!B9921941179597 2455 m
8,054 ft
!B9871467455814 382 km
237 mi
6 Blue Mountain Peak[4] PB  Jamaica Island of Jamaica !B9922786513873 2256 m
7,402 ft
!B9922786513873 2256 m
7,402 ft
!B9874849731467 272 km
169 mi
7 Pico Real del Turquino[5] PB  Cuba Island of Cuba !B9924121827800 1974 m
6,476 ft
!B9924121827800 1974 m
6,476 ft
!B9877025795600 219 km
136 mi
8 Pic Macaya PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola !B9922391068041 2347 m
7,700 ft
!B9923565170929 2087 m
6,847 ft
!B9877180316954 216 km
134 mi
9 Mount Liamuiga[11] PB  Saint Kitts and Nevis Island of Saint Kitts !B9929472789507 1156 m
3,793 ft
!B9929472789507 1156 m
3,793 ft
!B9878437480494 190 km
118 mi
10 La Soufrière[10] PB  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Island of Saint Vincent !B9928819837955 1234 m
4,049 ft
!B9928819837955 1234 m
4,049 ft
!B9880042780839 162 km
101 mi
11 Aripo Peak[13] PB  Trinidad and Tobago Island of Trinidad !B9931541201247 940 m
3,084 ft
!B9931541201247 940 m
3,084 ft
!B9880688248325 152 km
94 mi
12 Mount Saint Catherine[14] PB  Grenada Island of Grenada !B9932665981081 840 m
2,756 ft
!B9932665981081 840 m
2,756 ft
!B9881860814485 135 km
84 mi
13 Gran Piedra PB  Cuba Island of Cuba !B9928699014898 1249 m
4,098 ft
!B9937853919015 >500 m
>1,640 ft
!B9882445205901 127 km
79 mi
14 Pic la Selle[3] PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola !B9921064279264 2680 m
8,793 ft
!B9921176850810 2650 m
8,694 ft
!B9882499491861 127 km
79 mi
15 Mount Sage[15] PB  British Virgin Islands Island of Tortola !B9937442499582 521 m
1,709 ft
!B9937442499582 521 m
1,709 ft
!B9883029213234 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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